Upcoming CVARC Speakers and Events


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


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.


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


8:00 AM -12:00 PM, Saturday July 14, 21, 28, August 4 and August 11.

The test for each of these licenses will be Sunday August 12 at 8:30 AM in the same location. The classes are free but you will need to obtain a text book for each level of license. The Technician License text book is The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, Fourth Edition, Level 1 Technician. Make sure you purchase the 4th edition, because the question pool changed July 1st. The General License text book is the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, Level 2 General. Both books are available from Amazon.com, ARRL.org or Ham Radio Outlet (hamradio.com). Each text costs about $30. For more information, please contact Bill Willcox, Education Coordinator at william_willcox@pacbell.net


Thursday, July 19, 2018 – Logging Software: Adrian Jarrett-K6KY, Rick Slater-AG6AY, Stu Sheldon-AG6AG and Dean Nedelman-K6DIN will present a panel presentation about several of the more popular logging software programs, such as N1MM, N3FJP, Logger32 and Ham Radio Deluxe. If you're considering purchasing a logging program, this discussion should help you determine which program is best for you.

Thursday, August 16, 2018 – Mobile Operation

Thursday, September 20, 2018 – DMR

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - Repeater Systems

Thursday, November 15, 2018 – “I Just Got My Amateur Radio License…Now What?” Stu Sheldon-AG6AG continues our theme of providing information for newly licensed Hams. Stu offers common sense advice on a variety to topics from buying the right radio, setting up antennas as well as suggestions on activities where you can put your new ham privileges to good use. And as always, CVARC elmers will chip in with their best tips.

December TBA, 2018 – CVARC Holiday Party

January 17, 2019 - Ham Radio in Space

The Speakers Committee (Stu Forman-KK6VYS, Mark Horner-KK6IKX, Brad Ormsby, W6VO, David Arata, KA9WMI and Andy Ludlum, K6AGL) is always interested in your program ideas. If you have thoughts on who might be a good speaker for a club meeting, please let any of us know.