About


The Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club (CVARC) is a 501(c)3 organization incorporated as a non-profit in the State of California, and established for the benefit of the amateur radio community. Our bylaws govern our activities and are open for all members and the public to read. CVARC is lead by a board of directors.

CVARC holds a meeting the third Thursday of each month at the East Valley Sheriff’s Station, Thousand Oaks, CA. Meetings start at 7:30 PM with a pre-meeting technical assistance session for those who are interested. Meetings are open to the public and members are encouraged to bring their friends.

East County Sheriff’s Station (ECSS)
2101 East Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Map to ECSS

CVARC is designated as an ARRL special service club due to its extensive involvement in community service, emergency response, amateur radio training classes, field day, yahoo discussion groups and Volunteer Examiner (VE) amateur radio license exam program.

At almost every monthly CVARC meeting, there is a presentation on a subject related to Amateur Radio. We have invited speakers from outside as well as from within the CVARC membership. Below is a sampling of recent subjects.

  • APRS home-brew kit building on a budget
  • Ham Radio at 300 MPH – Streamliner Racing at Bonneville
  • Packet Radio
  • The Sun’s Role in Amateur Communications
  • “Now as Then” – a look at military programs
  • Northrop B-2 Flying Wing Program
  • Field Day 2005 Operations Plan
  • Exact Time and Precise Time Measurement
  • Building a J-Pole Antenna – hands-on project
  • History and State of the Art in Communication Satellites
  • Mapping VHF/UHF Coverage Using Software
  • Architectures of Modern Synthesized Radio Transceivers
  • Hands-on Mobile/Handheld Tune-up Session
  • Batteries: Applications and Care of Different Battery Chemistries
  • Packet Radio and APRS
  • Ethernet
  • The ARRL and you – ARRL Southwest Division Director
  • Preparations for Field Day
  • Casual DXpeditioning
  • EchoLink
  • Ham Radio Outlet Equipment Demo Night
  • Technical Aspects of Motion Picture Sound Tracks
  • Internet Radio Link Project (IRLP)
  • Soldering Techniques, with practice session
  • Homebrewing
  • Radio Direction Finding
  • The History of Ham Radio
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Ham Radio’s role in the annual Rose Parade
  • Quantum Electrodynamics Devices for Digital Nanoelectronics
  • The Care, Feeding, and Use of an Oscilloscope

Note: The descriptions above are not the titles under which presentations were given. They have been edited for clarity. If you are interested in more details of past technical presentations, please check out the announcements in past newsletters.

CVARC promotes activities such as V.E. Sessions, Camp-outs, Novice/Technician classes and much more. Our club participates in Field Day, an annual event held by the ARRL in June, with the purpose to promote communications among ham radio operators. CVARC has ranked first place many times in the past few years, with months of preparation for the event.

Correspondence should be directed to:
CVARC
P.O.Box 2093
Thousand Oaks, CA 91358-2093


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