Upcoming CVARC Speakers and Topics


Thursday, May 18, 2017 – New Radio Demo Night: We asked Eric Christensen, K6EJC, of Ham Radio Outlet to bring the five radios he thinks show off the newest and most interesting technology available to hams today.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 – ARRL, Questions and Answers: Southwest Division Director Dick Norton-N6AA answers your questions and gives us a look at the latest activities of our hobby’s leading organization, the American Radio Relay League.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 – What is a Panadapter? Rob Hanson-W6RH talks about panadapters or panoramic receiver display adapters which attach to your radio and give you the opportunity to look at all the signals within the band where you are operating. Rob will show us how a laptop panadapter can be tied to some basic computerized rig control. This creates a powerful tool which allows you to spot another station in real time, click on that station and have your radio instantly tune to that frequency.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 – Latest Antenna Research and Design

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 – Satellites and Moon Bounce

Thursday, November 16, 2017 – Collecting and Restoring Old Radios

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.