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 email@example.com.
8 members met for dinner at Brent’s Deli in Westlake Village.
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”
The June CVARC VE session served 14 candidates, including one who passed all three elements in one sitting, going from no license to Amateur Extra. Among those who earned new licenses or upgrades at the session were:
Continue reading “CVARC VE Session Report – June 10, 2018”
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
. 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.
You’re encouraged to join CVARC’s Groups.io Discussion Group. It’s a great way to get and share information with other CVARC members.
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”