President’s Message

Another CVARC Holiday Party is in the books.  We had approximately 50 members and guests in attendance.  Everyone seemed to have had a good time.  The food was good, as always.  I probably ate more than I should have… and I probably wasn’t the only one. 

Congratulations to the Raffle winners!  Jim Aguirre-KM6GUE won the Yaesu mobile Rig, and Joe Sprissler-AI6MW won the $350 DX Engineering gift card.  And then there was the Hugh Bosma Legacy Award. 

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January Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting is Thursday, January 17, 2019  (always the third Thursday) at the East County Sheriff’s Station’s Community Room 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks at 7:30 pm.

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

Topic/Guest Speaker:  Power:  Something all hams need is clean, reliable power.  Mark Olson, the son of a ham, has had a 37 year career at Southern California Edison. Mark will give us a brief history of electrical power and discuss modern power systems, electric issues, power emergencies, power safety and radio interference.

Raffle Prizes: RF Connector Adapter Kit, RTL-SDR Dipole Kit, Book “Arduino Projects for Amateur Radio”

Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner at 5:00 pm, at Bandit’s Grill and Bar, 589 N Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks.  805-497-7427.

Upcoming CVARC Programs

Skywarn Event Photos- 12/1/18

SKYWARN™ Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League.  It celebrates the contributions that SKYWARN™ volunteers make to the NWS mission, the protection of life and property.  Amateur radio operators comprise a large percentage of the SKYWARN™ volunteers across the country.  The Amateur radio operators also provide vital communication between the NWS and emergency management if normal communications become inoperative.  During the SKYWARN™ Special Event operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world. Continue reading “Skywarn Event Photos- 12/1/18”

The Woolsey Fire and Ham Radio

CVARC member Ben Kuo-AI6YR visits in studio with David Goldenberg-W0DHG to talk on his podcast Ham Radio Now about how amateur radio played a part in the recent Woolsey Fire.

 

Repeaters, Amateur TV Play Communication Role in California Fire Emergency

Amateur Radio repeaters and TV (ATV) have helped to keep the broader community informed on the local status of widespread fires in Southern California, radio amateurs say. CVARC member Benjamin Kuo, KI6YR, who had to evacuate but now is back home, said remote Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) mesh cameras captured video from fires across Southern California earlier this month, including the early stages of the Woolsey Fire.

ATV cameras also offered views of some of the state’s less prominent fires, including the Briggs Fire in Santa Paula, and the Peak Fire in Simi Valley. Continue reading “Repeaters, Amateur TV Play Communication Role in California Fire Emergency”