Upcoming Programs

Thursday, September 20, 2018 – What’s New With the ARRL?

John Kitchens, NS6X, the new Santa Barbara Section Manager for the American Radio Relay League will talk about the activities of the only association representing amateur radio operators at the federal level.  There are 1100 hams in the Santa Barbara section which consists of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.  John will welcome your questions about the many activities and services of the national organization.

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Recurring Nets

Sundays:  Newbie Net, 7 pm, Bozo Repeater 147.885 (-127.3), all are welcome especially newer hams. Want to be net control? The procedure will be provided. Contact Todd-KD6RCM, kd6rcm@arrl.net. Following the Newbie Net, look for the VHF Simplex Rag Chew, 146.550 MHz, open for all.
Tuesdays:  ACS/ARES/RACES Net, 7 pm, Bozo Repeater and 7:10 Amgen Repeater.
Wednesdays: HF Roundtable, 7 pm, 21.333 ± MHz, USB, all are welcome.
Nightly: The CVARC Morse Group meets Monday at 7:00 pm on 28.053 MHz, but call CQ any time. All are welcome.

CVARC Yahoo Discussion Group

You’re encouraged to join the club’s Yahoo discussion group, CVARCDiscussion.

To interact with the CVARCDiscussion web site, you will have to create a no-cost Yahoo account if you don’t already have one.

After you have a Yahoo account, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CVARCDiscussion/ and follow the prompts.

Not only will you find club announcements, you’ll see member-generated topics of interest such as project ideas, contest notices, questions and answers as well as photos and informational files.

Morse Group

If you’re a Morse code enthusiast, or interested in learning Morse code or improving your skills, check out CVARC’s Morse Group.

You’ll receive regular emails with attached audio files to practice copying, as well as other helpful information and ideas.  There are also regular workshops and practice session.

If you’re interested in becoming part of this “club within the club,” contact Steven-KZ6H at sggillis@gmail.com.

The Morse Group meets Mondays at 7:00 pm on 28.053 MHz, but call CQ any time.  All are welcome.

Newbie Net

Newbie Net Schedule

Sunday nights, 7 pm, Bozo Repeater 147.885 ( – 127.3), all are welcome, especially newer hams.

Want to be net control? The procedure will be provided.

Contact Todd -KD6RCM, kd6rcm@arrl.net

Check the CVARC website and discussion group for additions and corrections to net control operators.

DateNet Control Operator
September 30, 2018Bob-W6CJX
October 7, 2018Diane-KJ6JEJ
October 14, 2018Brian-KM6MIN
October 21, 2018Bob-W6CJX
October 28, 2018Todd-KD6RCM

Net Control Operators, please send me your logs of check-ins after the net.


Getting Started in Ham Radio

There are many reasons why people take up the hobby of amateur radio, aka ham radio.  For some, it’s about preparedness and being able to use amateur radio for emergency communications when other modes of communication are unavailable.  It is not uncommon for internet and cell phone service to be interrupted for extended periods of time, following natural disasters or other events, when infrastructure becomes compromised or overwhelmed.  Amateur radio does not rely on phone lines or other infrastructure, so it’s a perfect choice for such situations.  Others come to the hobby because of an interest in electronics or science, and a desire to experiment with radio-based modes of communication. Continue reading “Getting Started in Ham Radio”

Basic Radio Tech Talk

Mark your calendar for July 18 for the first CVARC Basic Radio Tech Talk which will be on antennas.  Everyone is invited.

Location: Thousand Oaks City Hall Oak Room.
Time 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Presenters:  Bill Willcox, Education Coordinator, Adrian Jarett, Technical Guru, Zac Cohen, CVARC Member at Large.  All types and sizes of practical amateur radio antennas will be discussed.  Some you buy and install, others you can build yourself.  We will attempt to answer specific questions for your situation, so bring your questions.

For more information contact William_willcox@pacbell.net