Free Amateur Radio Licensing Classes

CVARC is offering free classes leading to an Amateur Radio License. We offer classes for the TECHNICIAN (Entry Level) and GENERAL (Intermediate Level) Licenses.

All classes will be at the East County Sheriff’s Station Community Room, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, California.

TECHNICIAN LICENSE CLASSES

1:00 – 5:00 PM, Saturday July 21, 28, August 4, and August 11.

GENERAL LICENSE CLASSES

8:00 AM -12:00 PM, Saturday July 14, 21, 28, August 4 and August 11. Continue reading “Free Amateur Radio Licensing Classes”

Summer Sporadic E Season

By Pete Heins-N6ZE
In my retired life, I live in Thousand Oaks, but spend time on Whidbey Island, about 20 miles North of Seattle. I manage to do some HF/VHF/UHF operating from both QTHs, despite major “domestic engineering” needs at both locations!
Because July is normally at the peak of the Summer Sporadic E Season (Es), I concentrated my limited WA radio time this week to be on 6meters only. Es tends to heavily favor 10 meter and 6 meters. Single hop distance ranges from

about 300 miles to a maximum of about 1200 miles. Multi-hop Es also occurs with DX as far as the East Coast, Hawaii, and even Japan on a very SPORADIC basis! Continue reading “Summer Sporadic E Season”

July Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting is Thursday, July 19, 2018 (always the third Thursday) at the East County Sheriff’s Station Community Room on Olsen Road at 7:30 pm.

Talk-in coordination is on the Bozo repeater, 147.885 ( – 127.3).

Topic/Guest Speaker: Logging Software: Adrian Jarrett K6KY, Stu Sheldon AG6AG and Dean Nedelman K6DIN will present a panel presentation about several of the more popular logging software programs.

Raffle Prizes: Sony Shortwave Radio ICF2010; RTL-SDR Dipole Kit; Morse Code Wall Clock

Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner, at 5 p.m., at Junkyard Café, 2585 Cochran St., Simi Valley, (805) 520-5865.

President’s Message

Well, another Field Day is over. I heard a lot of very nice comments, both in person and via social media. People are impressed with the size and scope of our presence. And it IS impressive, from the big tent, to the 20 stations, the antenna farm, members working satellite passes, visits from Boy Scouts and even our Congresswoman. I’ve never been to another club’s Field Day, but I did see a lot of Field Day photos on Facebook. Nothing I saw even comes close. I posted some photos to CVARC’s Facebook page at the end of Day 1, and then I shared the post with a couple of ham radio-related Facebook groups. Ultimately, the post was shared a total of 18 times, reaching a total of 6,265 people, as of July 15. Continue reading “President’s Message”