You’re encouraged to join the club’s Yahoo discussion group, CVARCDiscussion.
To interact with the CVARCDiscussion web site, you will have to create a no-cost Yahoo account if you don’t already have one.
After you have a Yahoo account, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CVARCDiscussion/ and follow the prompts.
Not only will you find club announcements, you’ll see member-generated topics of interest such as project ideas, contest notices, questions and answers as well as photos and informational files.
Last month, as part of my President’s Message, I included a story about calling CQ on a Morse code demo exhibit inside a Children’s Museum in San Francisco called Exploratorium. Paul-K6PVZ has since sent me the other ham’s version of the encounter, which was posted to the Exploratorium’s Listserv:
Continue reading “Last Month’s President Message, Revisited”
If you’re a Morse code enthusiast, or interested in learning Morse code or improving your skills, check out CVARC’s Morse Group.
You’ll receive regular emails with attached audio files to practice copying, as well as other helpful information and ideas. There are also regular workshops and practice session.
If you’re interested in becoming part of this “club within the club,” contact Steven-KZ6H at email@example.com.
The Morse Group meets Mondays at 7:00 pm on 28.053 MHz, but call CQ any time. All are welcome.
Sunday nights, 7 pm, Bozo Repeater 147.885 ( – 127.3). The Newbie Net is an opportunity for newer hams to get on the air and gain experience and confidence. More experienced hams or “Elmers” regularly check in and are available to answer questions and offer advice. All are welcome.
Want to be net control? Contact Todd -KD6RCM at firstname.lastname@example.org. The procedure will be provided.
Net Control Operators, please send me your logs of check-ins after the net.
There are many reasons why people take up the hobby of amateur radio, aka ham radio. For some, it’s about preparedness and being able to use amateur radio for emergency communications when other modes of communication are unavailable. It is not uncommon for internet and cell phone service to be interrupted for extended periods of time, following natural disasters or other events, when infrastructure becomes compromised or overwhelmed. Amateur radio does not rely on phone lines or other infrastructure, so it’s a perfect choice for such situations. Others come to the hobby because of an interest in electronics or science, and a desire to experiment with radio-based modes of communication. Continue reading “Getting Started in Ham Radio”
The Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club (CVARC) is made up of people who enjoy the hobby of amateur or “ham” radio. The club’s primary purpose is to exchange information to build knowledge of amateur radio. We conduct regular events for fun and to build our skills in the best operating practices. Continue reading “Welcome to the Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club”
Mark your calendar for July 18 for the first CVARC Basic Radio Tech Talk which will be on antennas. Everyone is invited.
Location: Thousand Oaks City Hall Oak Room.
Time 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Presenters: Bill Willcox, Education Coordinator, Adrian Jarett, Technical Guru, Zac Cohen, CVARC Member at Large. All types and sizes of practical amateur radio antennas will be discussed. Some you buy and install, others you can build yourself. We will attempt to answer specific questions for your situation, so bring your questions.
For more information contact William_willcox@pacbell.net
CVARC is offering free classes leading to an Amateur Radio License. We offer classes for the TECHNICIAN (Entry Level) and GENERAL (Intermediate Level) Licenses.
All classes will be at the East County Sheriff’s Station Community Room, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, California.
TECHNICIAN LICENSE CLASSES
1:00 – 5:00 PM, Saturday July 21, 28, August 4, and August 11.
GENERAL LICENSE CLASSES
8:00 AM -12:00 PM, Saturday July 14, 21, 28, August 4 and August 11. Continue reading “Free Amateur Radio Licensing Classes”
By Pete Heins-N6ZE
In my retired life, I live in Thousand Oaks, but spend time on Whidbey Island, about 20 miles North of Seattle. I manage to do some HF/VHF/UHF operating from both QTHs, despite major “domestic engineering” needs at both locations!
Because July is normally at the peak of the Summer Sporadic E Season (Es), I concentrated my limited WA radio time this week to be on 6meters only. Es tends to heavily favor 10 meter and 6 meters. Single hop distance ranges from
The next regular club meeting is Thursday, July 19, 2018 (always the third Thursday) at the East County Sheriff’s Station Community Room on Olsen Road at 7:30 pm.
Talk-in coordination is on the Bozo repeater, 147.885 ( – 127.3).
Topic/Guest Speaker: Logging Software: Adrian Jarrett K6KY, Stu Sheldon AG6AG and Dean Nedelman K6DIN will present a panel presentation about several of the more popular logging software programs.
Raffle Prizes: Sony Shortwave Radio ICF2010; RTL-SDR Dipole Kit; Morse Code Wall Clock
Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner, at 5 p.m., at Junkyard Café, 2585 Cochran St., Simi Valley, (805) 520-5865.