President’s Message

Brad Ormsby-W6VO

With the passing of our President, Brett Price KM6VFW-SK we mourn the loss of a great leader of our club and a friend to all of us.  It reminds us to make the best of every day and enjoy life to the fullest.

Our Next Club Meeting, June 17th  at 7:00 p.m. We will have Dr. Tamitha Skov-WX6SWW known as the Space Weather Woman talk to us about Cycle 25 and how technology like our cell phones, GPS (GNSS), and other Satellite services are susceptible to the effects of space weather.  You don’t want to miss this program.  Please click here for more details.

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Saturday Morning Radio School: Mesh

This week’s Saturday Morning Radio School begins at 10 A.M. on Zoom.

June 5th: Mesh: Orv Beach-WB6I will give an introduction to mesh. Orv has been messing around with ham radio networking for almost six years.  In this class he’ll show you what it’s all about, how to get started and what’s available on the network in Ventura County

Here are the Zoom meeting details:

Direct Link: https://zoom.us/j/91055491273?pwd=M3dzYS85RlU4TndGc2d0UjA1dFNvUT09

Meeting Number: 910 5549 1273

Password: jaCC2H

Contact: Keith Elliott at W6KME@CVARC.org

Saturday Morning Radio School: Telegraphy and CW History

This week’s Saturday Morning Radio School begins at 10 A.M. on Zoom.

May 29th: Telegraphy and CW History with Norm Campbell-AB6ET. Dig into the roots of modern CW and you find the foundation of nearly everything in radio, TV and the telephone system. Norm will show us his impressive collection of antique equipment and will walk us through the early history.

Here are the Zoom meeting details:

Direct Link: https://zoom.us/j/91055491273?pwd=M3dzYS85RlU4TndGc2d0UjA1dFNvUT09

Meeting Number: 910 5549 1273

Password: jaCC2H

Contact: Keith Elliott at W6KME@CVARC.org

June Club Meeting

The next regular club meeting on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing software as we continue meeting remotely to combat the spread of COVID-19. Details on how to access the meeting are below.

Dr. Tamitha Skov-WX6SWW

TopicSpace Weather: Dr. Tamitha Skov-WX6SWW is known as the Space Weather Woman. She is a new kind of weather forecaster for our modern world. We know the impact solar cycles and space weather have on our hobby. Dr. Skov will also discuss how technology like our cell phones, GPS (GNSS), and other satellite services are susceptible to the effects of space weather.

CVARC Zoom Club Meeting

Time: June 17, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time

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Saturday Morning Radio School: FT8 Power User Clinic

This week’s Saturday Morning Radio School begins at 10 A.M. on Zoom.

May 22nd: FT8 Power User Clinic with Keith Elliott-W6KME. FT8 is often said to be impersonal and repetitive, and it is, until you really learn how to get the most out of it. We’ll also cover companion apps like GridTracker that open up a whole new world.

Here are the Zoom meeting details:

Direct Link: https://zoom.us/j/91055491273?pwd=M3dzYS85RlU4TndGc2d0UjA1dFNvUT09

Meeting Number: 910 5549 1273

Password: jaCC2H

Contact: Keith Elliott at W6KME@CVARC.org

Brett Price KM6VFW-SK

Brett Price KM6VFW-SK

We are saddened to report that CVARC President Brett Price-KM6VFW passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 9, 2021.  Brett just celebrated his 71st birthday on May 2nd.

He is survived by two sons, Andrew and Kevin and a fiancee, Shirlee Huffman. There will be a small family service in the future in the Lake Tahoe area where Brett had requested his ashes be scattered, near those of his father.

Brett spent four decades working as an attorney. He has represented governmental entities, public and private companies, and individuals in the areas of property tax law and civil litigation, commercial and business law, oil and gas law, energy resource law, construction law, real estate and bankruptcy matters.

Brett was in his second term as CVARC President.  His commitment to the club and efforts in advancing amateur radio will be greatly missed.

Saturday Morning Radio School: Using HF Filters

This week’s Saturday Morning Radio School begins at 10 A.M. on Zoom.

May 15th: Using HF Filters with Stu Sheldon-AG6AG. The filters in our HF rigs are powerful tools that are usually overlooked or ignored-let’s clear out the mystery and see how easy it is to get more QSOs.

Here are the Zoom meeting details:

Direct Link: https://zoom.us/j/91055491273?pwd=M3dzYS85RlU4TndGc2d0UjA1dFNvUT09

Meeting Number: 910 5549 1273

Password: jaCC2H

Contact: Keith Elliott at W6KME@CVARC.org

Saturday Morning Radio School: Repeater Networks

This week’s Saturday Morning Radio School begins at 10 A.M. on Zoom.

May 8th: Repeater Networks with Brad Ormsby-W6VO. We have linked repeaters everywhere, both open and private, and Brad is the guy to tell us all about them.

Here are the Zoom meeting details:

Direct Link: https://zoom.us/j/91055491273?pwd=M3dzYS85RlU4TndGc2d0UjA1dFNvUT09

Meeting Number: 910 5549 1273

Password: jaCC2H

Contact: Keith Elliott at W6KME@CVARC.org