Upcoming CVARC Speakers and Topics


Thursday, August 17, 2017 – Tower and Antenna Installation: Skip Bolnick-KJ6Y spent his career installing and repairing amateur radio towers and antennas. He’ll share information on how to get the most out of your antenna whether you are a long-time ham or a newbie.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - Improving Your Receive Audio: Dr. Bob Heil, K9EID, founded the company Heil Sound in 1966, which went on to create unique touring sound systems for bands such as The Grateful Dead and The Who. Heil has also been an innovator in the field of amateur radio, manufacturing microphones and supporting efforts to improve the quality of transmitted and received audio.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 – Collecting and Restoring Old Radios

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, 2017 – CVARC Holiday Party

Thursday, January 18, 2018: – Digital UHF/VHF Modes, DMR, D-Star, P-25, Fusion

Thursday, February 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.