Upcoming Programs

Thursday, March 21, 2019 – Repeater Systems: Brad Ormsby-W6VO discusses the numerous repeater systems available to Conejo Valley hams.  Which are open or closed?  Brad will also describe a linked repeater system and discuss some of the special attributes of each.  He’ll also talk about the cost of membership and how to choose what system would best meet your needs and interests.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 – Arduino Powered Antenna Analyzer Project: Eric Oberg-KE6MLF will present an Arduino-based antenna analyzer project as designed by W8TEE and K2ZIA. It allows you to determine how close your antenna is to a 50 ohm impedance and provides a graphical display.  On top of that, the project costs less than $75!

Thursday, May 16, 2019 – Field Day:  CVARC Operations Bill Willcox-KF6JQO previews plans for the club’s biggest event of the year! Field Day will be held on June 22-23 at Maple Elementary School, 3501 Kimber Drive in Newbury Park.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 – Skywarn: Meteorologist Joe Sirard is the leader of the Weather Spotter Program for the National Weather Service in Oxnard.  He will introduce us to the Skywarn program which consists of trained weather spotters, many of whom are amateur radio operators, who volunteer their time and energy to report on hazardous weather impacting their community. 

 Thursday, July 18, 2019 – Mesh Networks

 Thursday, August 15, 2019 – International Space Station

 Thursday, September 19, 2019 – SOTA

 Thursday, October 17, 2019 – Flex Radio

 Thursday, November 21, 2019 – AREDN Mesh and Emergency Communications

 Thursday, December 19, 2019 – CVARC Holiday Party: 6:00 PM Best Western Posada Royale, 1775 Madera Rd., Simi Valley

The Speakers Committee (Stu Forman-KK6VYS, Brett Price-KM6VFW, Brad Ormsby-W6VO, David Arata-KA9WMI 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. Sometimes it becomes necessary to reschedule a speaker or topic.  We appreciate your understanding.