For many years, I have been a fairly active VHF/UHFer and particularly enjoy operating in VHF/UHF Contests and like to encourage others to do the same. Knowing that many local area hams have been licensed for just a short period of time or have never participated in a VHF/UHF contesting event, I traditionally clog local ham radio chat rooms with announcements for these operating opportunities.Continue reading “Summary of N6ZE/K1FJM ARRL September 2018 VHF Contest Operation”
CVARC’s December VE session served 9 candidates. Among those who earned new licenses or upgrades at the session were:Continue reading “CVARC VE Session Report – December 9, 2018”
Swan Cygnet 270 Single Sideband Transceiver. It’s in excellent condition, including the manual. $200.00. Price is firm. Christian – firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-497-3035.
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”
CVARC member Ben Kuo-AI6YR visits in studio with David Goldenberg-W0DHG to talk on his podcast Ham Radio Now about how amateur radio played a part in the recent Woolsey Fire.