Thursday, January 21, 2021 – Making Sense of DMR: Some hams find DMR to be intimidating. Adrian Jarrett-K6KY will give us an introduction to DMR, explain what we need to get started, cut through the jargon and help us understand code plugs and other programming considerations.
Thursday, February 18, 2021 – 3-D Printing for Ham Radio: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your very own sci-fi matter replicator? Nathan Eng-KN6ISM, will introduce us to the wonderful world of at-home 3D printing. He will cover getting started with filament-based printers and explore what they can (and can’t) do for you through an assortment of ham radio-related examples.
Thursday, March 18, 2021 – New Battery Technology: Kevin Zanjani of Bioenno Power of Santa Ana will tell us about state-of-the-art LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate-LiFePO4) batteries which are safer, longer lasting and more efficient than the batteries we have been used in the past. These batteries work well with small solar panels and are popular with hams for remote and Field Day use.
Thursday, April 15, 2021 – Space Weather
Thursday, May 20, 2021 – Field Day 2021
Thursday, June 17, 2021 – Test Equipment for Ham Radio
Thursday, July 15, 2021 – Ham Radio Resources for Youth
Thursday, August 19, 2021 – “I’ve Just Upgraded to General, Now What?” Building on his “I Just Got My Amateur Radio License, Now What?” talk, Stuart Sheldon-AG6AG attempts to answer the questions that every new HF operator has. This presentation covers things like choosing the right antenna, to proper monitoring of equipment while operating.
Thursday, September 16, 2021 – Antennas
Thursday, October 21, 2021 – AMSAT, The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation
Thursday, November 18, 2021 – New Radio Preview
Thursday, December 16, 2021 – CVARC Holiday Party: Join fellow CVARC members and their spouses at our annual Holiday Party, complete with a buffet dinner, awards and raffle prizes. 6:00 PM at the Best Western Posada Royale, 1775 Madera Road, Simi Valley.
The Speakers Committee (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.