October Meeting Summary

The meeting began at 7:30 with the Pledge of Allegiance.  First time visitors were welcomed, as were several newly licensed hams.  Thanks to Mike Felio-K6MJF for bringing the coffee, and Mark Horner-KK6IKX and Jim Inman-KB6JI for bringing cookies.

The recent Mini-Field Day & Picnic was a success.  Thanks to Steve-KZ6H and Mike-K6MJF.  The next Mini-Field Day & Picnic will be January 26 to coincide with the ARRL Winter Field Day. Continue reading “October Meeting Summary”

President’s Message

We had a nice turnout at the recent Mini-Field Day & Picnic.  People seemed to like the new location, so it looks like we’ll be back there for future events.  Thanks to Steve Gillis-KZ6H and Mike Felio-K6MJF for making the arrangements.  Also, I’d like to acknowledge and thank Dennis Fendelander-N2BEU for surprising us with a donation of various ham radio items.  The items will be free for the taking at the October club meeting. Continue reading “President’s Message”

October Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting is Thursday, October 18, 2018 (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:  Mobile Operation – Marty Woll-N6VI talks about installing a ham radio in your vehicle. How does a typical installation go, what fusing and power considerations should you have in mind?  Marty will also discuss antenna mounting options and more.  He’ll also share with us the latest on California laws regarding operating a ham radio in a moving vehicle. Continue reading “October Club Meeting Information”

President’s Message

2018 is winding down.  And you know what that means… it’s time to start thinking about the 2019 Board of Directors!

We’re a large club, and we have a lot of activities and events.  So, naturally, we need people to plan these activities and events, and handle the routine matters that are part of running a club.  We’ve had the good fortune of having some very involved club members recently, many of whom have served in different roles for more than a few years.  As we move into 2019, some Board members have said they’d be willing to stay on for another year – perhaps in a different position than their current one – while others would prefer to bow out and pass the torch to someone new.  We expect we’ll need someone to fill the Vice President position, as well as the Education and Public Relations positions, and we’ll also have one Member at Large position available. Continue reading “President’s Message”

Mini Field Day & Picnic

Saturday, October 6th is CVARC’s next Mini Field Day & Picnic.

Dos Vientos Community Park, 4801 Borchard Rd., Newbury Park.

This is a great opportunity to enjoy some operating, as well as food and socializing.  This is the time to try a new mode or play with a new antenna configuration.  For new hams, this is also a great opportunity to check out other people’s gear and ask questions.  The fun begins at 8:00 am.

Band conditions permitting, there should be some activity on the air, as October 6 begins the 53rd annual California QSO Party.  Come on out.  All are welcome!

Basic Radio Tech Talk

Save the Date – October 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  East County Sheriff’s Station Community Room, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks.

Amateur Radio – Basic Radio Tech Talk:  Digital Radio Operations

Curious about alternate means of making lots of contacts?  Frustrated that the HF bands seem to be dead?  Looking for a low-power, high-reliability means of making long distance contacts?  Want some information on local digipeaters?  Interested in free email via amateur radio?

Well, digital mode operations may be just the thing to reinvigorate your ham radio passion.

Continue reading “Basic Radio Tech Talk”