May Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting is Thursday, May 16, 2019 (always the third Thursday) at the East County Sheriff’s Station’s Community Room, 2101 E. Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks at 7:30 pm.

Talk-in coordination is on the Bozo repeater, 147.885 (- 127.3)

Topic/Guest Speaker – Field Day: CVARC Operations Chair Bill Willcox-KF6JQO previews plans for the club’s biggest event of the year! Field Day will be held on June 22-23 at Maple Elementary School, 3501 Kimber Drive in Newbury Park

Raffle Prizes: Bioenno Power 12V 9AH battery plus charger, CigBuddy 12V lighter to power pole, power analyzer with backlight LCD

Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner at 5:00 at the Junkyard Cafe, 2585 Cochran Street, Simi Valley. (805) 520-5865

Upcoming CVARC Programs

Save the Dates: June 21-23 is Field Day

-by Bill Willcox- KF6JQO CVARC Operations Chair and 2019 Field Day Chair

It’s time to start getting ready for CVARC’s 2019 ARRL Field Day. 

There is no better learning experience in ham radio than participating in a Field Day event. Once again we will be using the practice fields at Maple Elementary School, 3501 West Kimber Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Setup will start 1100 PDT on June 21.  (Please don’t come any earlier as, according to the Field Day Rules, we can set up no sooner than 1100). Operations will start at 1100 PDT June 22 and end 1100 PDT June 23. Cleanup will commence at 1100 PDT June 23. There will be a BBQ on the afternoon and evening of June 22 (details to follow).

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April Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting is Thursday, April 18, 2019 (always the third Thursday) at the East County Sheriff’s Station’s Community Room, 2101 E. Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks at 7:30 pm.

Talk-in coordination is on the Bozo repeater, 147.885 (- 127.3)

Topic/Guest Speaker – Arduino Powered Antenna Analyzer Project: Eric Oberg-KE6MLF will present an Arduino-based antenna analyzer project as designed by W8TEE and K2ZIA. It allows you to determine how close your antenna is to a 50 ohm impedance and provides a graphical display.  On top of that, the project costs less than $75!

Raffle Prizes: 28 ft. heavy duty fiberglass telescopic pole, tri-band portable VHF/UHF antenna, Helping Hands soldering tool

Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner at 5:00 at Szechuan Garden, 484 E Los Angeles Ave., Moorpark, 93021 (805) 517-1930

Upcoming CVARC Programs

Your Help Is Needed for Science Night Activity Wednesday Night, March 20, 2019

Just in time for the spring equinox, CVARC is participating in a science night event at Walnut Canyon Elementary School in Moorpark this Wednesday night between 6 and 8 p.m.

Bill Willcox-KF6JQO has been coordinating the club’s involvement in this educational activity. He’ll be joined by CVARC members Brett Price-KM6VFW, Mike Felio-K6MJF, Stu Forman-AD6SF and Harrison Forman-KM6VGE.

Here’s where you come in. Our team at the school will be monitoring and calling CQ on 40M (7.220 to 7.200 MHz), on the Bozo repeater and on the Amgen repeater. They’ll begin tuning up about 5 p.m. Kindergarten through 5th grade students and their parents will be participating on the air between 6 and 8 p.m. Please monitor or call our team at the school directly. Again, the call signs to listen for are: KF6JQO, AD6SF, KM6VFW, K6MJF and KM6VGE.

Please join in and help us promote amateur radio to a new generation.

Morse Group Meeting with Kate Hutton

Guest speaker Kate Hutton-K6HTN, the “Earthquake Lady,” was a staff seismologist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA where she monitored earthquakes for 37 years. During that time, she was regularly on television following earthquakes to explain the seismic event. 

Dr. Hutton is also a licensed ham and she’ll be discussing how she got started in amateur radio, Morse code, and traffic handling.

April 6 at 10:00 am in the Community Room of the East County Sheriff’s Station.

Any questions should be directed to Steve Gillis-KZ6H.