On Saturday, October 29, CVARC hosted its first in-person build event in over three years. Eight builders and many helpful Elmers worked through the morning to complete two different kinds of VHF antennas.Continue reading “Antenna Build Event”
…as in baseball, the stats are a fun part of the game.
Field Day results are out!
This year we scored 26% more points than last year! This was in no small part due to our emphasis this year on outreach with things such as educational activities, youth involvement, supported agency involvement, elected officials’ involvement, and promoting amateur radio to the wider public. Aside from enjoying ourselves, and having a great barbecue, these were the aspects of FD that we stressed and which also, incidentally, accrued points and account for this year’s higher score.Continue reading “It’s Not A Contest, But…”
The 2023 CVARC Board of Directors was approved by members attending the November 17th General Meeting. Board members serve a one-year term beginning January 1, 2023.
President: Ed Zimmermann-N6XEW
Vice President: Daphne Vandervalk-KN6TXX
Secretary: Craig Grimm-KN6NFD
Treasurer: Christian Ylagan-K6CAY
Operations: Martin Hickey-AJ6CL
Technical: James Smith-KK6YAM
Publisher: Andy Ludlum-K6AGL
Social: Mike Felio-K6MJF
Education: Keith Elliott-W6KME
Public Relations: April Taylor-KN6QQW
Member at Large: Phil Bartlett-K6UJO
Member at Large: Zak Cohen-N6PK
Member at Large: Ron Topolinski-K6CPR
Member at Large: Warren Wegerer-K6WKW
CVARC held a VE session on October 9th. There were six candidates and six new licenses or upgrades were earned, five Technician and one Extra. Those who earned new licenses or upgrades at the session were:
Eric Stalnaker Technician KN6WEG
Jack Burgess Technician KN6WFZ
Craig Grimm Extra KD6NFD
Nick Brandly Technician KN6WEA
Kathy Fahey Technician KN6WEB
Terrie Biederman Technician KN6WECContinue reading “Results of the October 9 VE Session”
The next regular club meeting will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 7:30 P.M. at the East County Sheriff’s Station.
Topic: Parachute Mobile – When was the last time you worked 146.520 from 14,500 feet? How about while floating down to earth under a parachute? We’ll meet Carlos Felix-KD9OLN who takes his radio on jumps and has made 2m, 10m, and 20m contacts on the way down.
Special note: if you can’t attend the meeting at the Sheriff’s station you can still participate via ZOOM, details below.Continue reading “November Club Meeting”
Dates for the CVARC Amateur Extra Licensing class have been changed to four Sundays in November, the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th. All sessions are four hours from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Unless there is a conflict, the sessions will be held at the East County Sheriff’s Station. Contact Keith Elliott-W6KME at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Now is the time to sign up for CVARC’s Holiday Party on Thursday, December 15th. The event will be held at 6:00 P.M. at the Best Western Posada Royale, 1775 Madera Road, Simi Valley. The banquet is not to be missed with a festive buffet dinner, awards and raffle prizes. Ticket’s are $30 per person. Reserve your seats now with Zak Cohen-N6PK at email@example.com.
The next regular club meeting will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 7:30 P.M. at the East County Sheriff’s Station.
Topic: Update on the progress of Solar Cycle 25 – Solar Cycle 25 is anticipated to peak with solar maximum occurring between 2023 and 2026. Ken Larson-KJ6RZ discusses where we are in the current solar cycle, implications of what appears to be happening, and what we can expect going forward. The talk also discusses a few of the propagation problems that we can expect , what causes them, and to some extent how we can work around them..
Special note: if you can’t attend the meeting at the Sheriff’s station you can still participate via ZOOM, details below.Continue reading “October Club Meeting”