The Ventura County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution June 7th proclaiming June 2022 “Amateur Radio Month” in honor of the more than 3,800 FCC licensed amateur radio operators residing in Ventura County.Continue reading “June Proclaimed Amateur Radio Month”
Conejo Valley residents are invited to see and participate in Ventura County’s largest public emergency communications exercise of the year on June 25th and 26th. Amateur radio operators from the Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club (CVARC) will be participating in a national amateur radio exercise know as Field Day from 11:00 AM Saturday, June 25 to 11:00 AM June 26, 2022.
The CVARC Field Day Event will be held at the Lake Sherwood Development Company field located at 378 W. Potrero Road in Westlake Village on the south side of W. Potrero Road, between Trentwood Drive and Stafford Road.Continue reading “Field Day: Public Demo of Emergency Communications — June 25 – 26”
The next regular club meeting will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at the East County Sheriff’s Station.
Topic – Emergency Preparedness: Bill Boyd, Emergency Manager with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services discusses vital information in a year of unprecedented wildfire risk: emergency preparedness and communication in Ventura County.
Special note: if you can’t attend the meeting at the Sheriff’s station you can still participate via ZOOM, details below.Continue reading “June Club Meeting”
CVARC held a VE session on April 10th. It was among the largest sessions that CVARC has had over the past several years. There were 20 candidates, 19 new licenses or upgrades were earned, 11 Technician and 8 General. Among those who earned new licenses or upgrades at the session were:
On Tuesday June 7, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors will present a proclamation honoring the county’s Amateur Radio volunteers at their regularly scheduled meeting at 9:30 A.M. in the supervisors meeting room at the County Government Center in Ventura.
The proclamation will designate June as “Amateur Radio Month” in Ventura County.
All hams and clubs are welcome; this is the first such presentation recognizing our efforts since the COVID outbreak. If you can attend, please wear ACS uniforms or other apparel such as club shirts and call sign badges that will make a good impression to the supervisors and the TV audience.
At this time, it is not known if a mask will be required at the county complex; best to check ahead or bring one just to be on the safe side. This event is also an opportunity to build public awareness about Field Day activities in the county.
Thank you & 73
Jeff Reinhardt AA6JR
ARRL Public Information Coordinator
Santa Barbara Section
The next regular club meeting will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at the East County Sheriff’s Station.
Special note: if you can’t attend the meeting at the Sheriff’s station you can still participate via ZOOM:
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 945 9707 8960
Topic – Field Day 2022-CVARC Operations Chair Martin Hickey-AJ6CL outlines the plans for the club’s Field Day.Continue reading “May Club Meeting”
Bruce Schubert-KM6ZJK of Ventura passed away peacefully on Monday night after a long battle with cancer.
Bruce was a long-time member of CVARC and a regular on the Bored Net.
A celebration of Bruce’s life will be held at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, April 19th at Coastline Bible Church, 426 S. Mills Rd, Ventura. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Ventura County Library READ Adult Literacy Program.Continue reading “Bruce Schubert KM6ZJK-SK”
Ham radio operators are needed in support of the 45th annual Scandinavian Festival at CLU on June 4th and 5th. This is a great opportunity for a ham who may be a little tentative about volunteering for an event. Hams who have never done an event will be joined by experienced “Elmers” who want to help.
The event will have three, two-person roving groups and a two-person Net Control to provide help with lost children and other small issues. This will give operators practice with proper net operation and procedures. It’s all on simplex frequencies so training is easy. There are two, four to five hour shifts for each day of the festival. You can do one shift or two shifts in one day. If you do a day with two shifts, you will have time for an authentic Scandinavian lunch! If you are interested in volunteering, please email Zak Cohen at N6PK@arrl.net.
On June 5th operators are needed for a traditional charity event; helping with the Love Run in Thousand Oaks. This includes a half marathon, 5K and 10K races. There will be four aid stations and two or three SAG wagons. It is a fun event that local hams have been helping with for several years. If you’d like to volunteer, please email Zak Cohen at N6PK@arrl.net.