The Ham Cam

Mark Allendorf, KM4AHP, has an amazing Morse code key collection.  Check out this video.

Do you have any interesting gear?  A vintage radio?  An old or unique Morse code key?  A special QSL card?  Tell us about it!  Send photos and a brief description to info@cvarc.org.

 

June Meeting Summary

8 members met for dinner at Brent’s Deli in Westlake Village.

Stu Forman-KK6VYS

Meeting began at 7:30 with the Pledge of Allegiance.

First time visitors were welcomed, and newly licensed hams and those who recently upgraded their licenses were acknowledged.

Thanks to Social Chair Mike Felio-K6MJF for bringing the coffee, and Zak Cohen-N6PK for bringing the cookies.

Raffle prizes: Bioenno Power 12V 9AH and charger; Nagoya NA-771 Whip Antenna; Coax Wrap. Continue reading “June Meeting Summary”

Recurring Nets

Sundays:  Newbie Net, 7 pm, Bozo Repeater 147.885 (-127.3), all are welcome especially newer hams. Want to be net control? The procedure will be provided. Contact Todd-KD6RCM, kd6rcm@arrl.net.  On the first Sunday of every month at 8:00 pm there is a VHF Simplex Net, 146.550 MHz, open for all.
Monday: The CVARC Morse Group meets Monday at 7:00 pm on 28.053 MHz, but call CQ any time.  All are welcome.
Tuesdays:  ACS/ARES Net, 7 pm, Bozo Repeater, 147.885 (-) 127.3 and 7:10 on the 449.440 (-) 131.8 and 224.700 (-) 156.7 repeaters.  ACS members and visitors are encouraged to check in on all three nets.
Wednesdays:  HF Roundtable, 7 pm, 21.333 ± MHz, USB, all are welcome.

Morse Group

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 sggillis@gmail.com.

The Morse Group meets Mondays at 7:00 pm on 28.053 MHz, but call CQ any time.  All are welcome.

Newbie Net

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 kd6rcm@arrl.net.  The procedure will be provided.

Net Control Operators, please send me your logs of check-ins after the net.

Todd-KD6RCM

Getting Started in Ham Radio

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”