Upcoming CVARC Speakers and Topics


CVARC Training Classes

Amateur radio license training classes will begin in the Community Room of the East County Sheriff’s Station on Olsen Road in November and December followed by an FCC license test. The entry level license is the Technician Class with privileges granted for VHF and UHF frequencies. More radio privileges and frequencies are granted with the General Class.

There is no charge for the classes as this is a Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club sponsored community training activity. Study materials are required and need to be purchased before class. There is a materials fee for the testing. The FCC Volunteer Examiner testing date for all classes of licenses is Sunday, December 10 at the same location at 8:30 am.

Technician Class: The dates are four Saturdays: November 11, 18, December 2, 9, from 1pm to 5pm.
Contact instructor Bill Willcox-KF6JQO for more information about registration and required material at: william_willcox@pacbell.net.

General Class: The dates are four Saturdays: November 18, 25, December 2, 9, from 9am to 1pm.
Contact instructor Zak Cohen-N6PK for more information about registration and required material at: zcohen@ieee.org.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 – Restoring WW2 Era Radios: John Castorina-WB6AZP discusses the restoration of WW2 radios sets for P-51D "Sierra Sue 2" (VHF) and P-51C "Lope's Hope" (HF) aircraft. He’ll bring some examples of the equipment he supplied for aircraft.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 – Arduino Projects for Amateur Radio: Dennis Kidder-W6DQ talks about ways to increase the functionality and value of your ham radio without spending a lot of money. Dennis will explain how you can add hundreds of dollars' worth of upgrades to your existing equipment with low cost, do-it-yourself microcontroller projects.

December 7, 2017 – CVARC Holiday Party 6 p.m. Posada Royal Hotel & Suites, Simi Valley: Details and ticket purchase information at CVARC.org.

Thursday, January 18, 2018: – Emergency Preparedness: Bill Boyd, Emergency Manager with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services discusses emergency preparedness and communication in Ventura County.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 – Digital UHF/VHF Modes, DMR, D-Star, P-25, Fusion

Thursday, March 15, 2018 – Software Defined Radio and Remote Operation Demo

The Speakers Committee (Brad Ormsby, W6VO, David Arata, KA9WMI, Tim Wheeler, K6POI 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.