Upcoming CVARC Speakers and Topics


Thursday, January 18, 2018 – Ham Radio and Hurricane Relief: Ben Kuo-AI6YR talks about his experiences assisting the people living on several Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Maria last Fall. Immediately after the hurricane the islands were left with no communications except for Ham radio.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 – 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, March 15, 2018 – Contesting

Thursday, April 19, 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, May 17, 2018 – Ham Radio in Space

Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Field Day History

Thursday, July 19, 2018 – Logging Software

Thursday, August 16, 2018 – Mobile Operation

Thursday, September 20, 2018 – Digital Software

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - Repeater Systems

Thursday, November 15, 2018 – Antennas

December TBA, 2018 – CVARC Holiday Party

The Speakers Committee (Stu Forman-KK6VYS, Mark Horner-KK6IKX, 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.