Twelve CVARC members began building mag loop antennas under the guidance of Adrian Jarrett-K6KY on Saturday, December 15th. We’ll need one more day to finish the project (12/29) and then everyone should go home with a great antenna! Continue reading to see more pictures from the event.
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.
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 meeting began at 7:30 with the Pledge of Allegiance and a Moment of Silence for Sgt. Ron Helus and the other victims of the incident at Borderline Bar & Grill, as well as Melissa Reinhardt-KD6BIT/SK. First time visitors were welcomed, as were newly licensed hams. Thanks to Adrian Jarrett-K6KY for bringing the coffee, and Zak Cohen-N6PKfor bringing cookies. Continue reading “November Meeting Summary”
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.
CVARC member Melissa S. Reinhardt, a marketing and advertising executive with close ties to the amateur radio industry passed away peacefully on November 9, 2018 after an 11-year battle with cancer.
Her ever-present smile was often seen at Dayton and regional hamfests. Over the years she created promotional programs for AOR, Alinco, Kantronics, U.S. Tower and others. She served clients in many other disciplines including manufacturing, sporting goods and financial services. Through her career, she won several national and regional awards for advertising excellence. Continue reading “In Memoriam”
The CVARC Holiday Party is December 13 at the Best Western Posada Royale on Madera Road in Simi Valley. The cost is $30/person. The club meeting on Thursday, November 15th is the best time to sign up and pay for your tickets. If you are not attending this month’s meeting, you can send a check, payable to Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club, to P.O. Box 2093, Thousand Oaks, CA 91358 by December 1st.
There will be TWO Raffles at the Holiday Party: One prize is a $350 DX Engineering Gift Card. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. You can buy tickets at the club meeting. Winner need not be present. The second raffle uses all the raffle tickets purchased throughout the year. The prize is a gently used mobile rig that was donated to the club: A Yaesu FT-100 (HF + 2m/440). It originally retailed for $895. One sold last month on eBay for $599.99. The prize package includes two external speakers, a travel tuner, an SWR meter, power supply, cables, ground straps and mounting hardware and more. All total, this is probably a $7-800 prize package. For this raffle, winner must be present.