CVARC’s February VE session served 19 candidates. Among those who earned new licenses or upgrades at the session were:Continue reading “CVARC VE Session Report – February 10, 2019”
The next regular club meeting is Thursday, March 21, 2019 (always the third Thursday) at the East County Sheriff’s Station’s Community Room, 2101 E. Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks at 7:30 pm.
Talk-in coordination is on the Bozo repeater, 147.885 (- 127.3)
Topic/Guest Speaker: Repeater Systems: Brad Ormsby-W6VO discusses the numerous repeater systems available to Conejo Valley hams. Which are open or closed? Brad will also describe a linked repeater system and discuss some of the special attributes of each. He’ll also talk about the cost of membership and how to choose what system would best meet your needs and interests.
Raffle Prizes: ARRL Antenna Book; ARRL’s Magnetic Loop Antenna Book; Weller WLC1000 Soldering Station.
Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner at 5:00 at Brent’s Deli, 2799 Townsgate, Westlake Village, 805-557-1882.
During the third weekend of January, Pete Heins-N6ZE and Woodie Woodward-WA6WDY spent 16 hours roving around SoCal to have fun…and that’s what they did!
Pete and Woodie entered the ARRL’s January 2019 VHF Contest in the “Rover” category because they utilized six VHF/UHF bands: 6 meters on 50.125 MHz USB & 52.525 MHz FM; 2 meters on 144.200 MHz USB and various FM Simplex frequencies from 146.52 –> 146.61 MHz; 135 centimeters on 223.5 MHz FM; 70 centimeters on 432.1 MHz USB & 446.0 MHz FM; 33 centimeters on 927.5 MHz FM; and 23 centimeters on 1294.5 MHz FM.Continue reading “The Adventures of Pete and Woodie at the January 2019 VHF Contest”
Are you flexible? I need operators who are willing to be flexible as to positions assigned and changes due to conditions and coordination of the event (about 20 operators).
The event is the Malibu GRANFONDO cycling event. It will be on Saturday March 16th 2019 (fast turnaround) from about 8:00 AM to about 4:00 PM. It will Start/Finish at the Four Seasons hotel in Westlake Village. It will go through Thousand Oaks to Camarillo and the long race goes up to Saticoy and back – then down to Pacific Coast Highway and through Malibu and up to Agoura and finish at Thousand Oaks. There will be about 400 participants including several World Class cyclists.Continue reading “New Event – Need Volunteers”
The next regular club meeting is Thursday, February 21, 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: Antennas: Ben Kuo-AI6YR has found a way to make almost anything into a serviceable ham radio antenna, even an old bicycle wheel! Ben will talk about his experimentation with antennas and show us some examples of low cost antennas any ham can make with just a little understanding of the basics.
Raffle Prizes: ICOM IC-H16 VHF Transceiver, Samlex 250W AC Inverter, Heil Handie-Talkie Headset
Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner at 5:00 pm, at The Dugout Sports Grill, 109 W Cochran St, Simi Valley. 805-955-9200
CVARC hosts several portable operating events each year.
The first event this year is Winter Field Day, January 26, 2019, from 10 AM to 4 PM at Dos Vientos Park Picnic Pavilion, 4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park.
CVARC has reserved the pavilion from 8 AM to 5 PM, so please plan on setting up no earlier than 8 AM. (We may want to use this venue again, so we don’t want to anger the Recreation and Parks Gods.) We’ll have pizza and drinks available around lunchtime.Continue reading “CVARC Winter Field Day”