Thursday, February 20, 2020 – Solar Cycle: Ken Larsen – KJ6RZ discusses sunspots which have a profound effect on HF radio communications. HF communications are excellent during solar maximum (lots of sunspots), but not so great during solar minimum when few if any sunspots are visible. Why is this? Why do the number of sunspots follow an 11-year cycle? What are the predictions for the upcoming solar cycle?
Thursday, March 19, 2020 – Amateur Radio on the International Space Station: Norm Thorn -K6UU discusses ARISS, a competitive program for schools to propose special science and space education programs in conjunction with contacting an astronaut aboard the International Space Station via amateur radio.
Thursday, April 16, 2020 – DX Expeditions and Competitions
Thursday, May 21, 2020 – CVARC Field Day
Thursday, June 18, 2020- DMR
Thursday, July 16, 2020 – FT-8, FT-4
Thursday, August 20, 2020 – “I Just Got My Amateur Radio License…Now What?” Stu Sheldon-AG6AG with a presentation aimed at new hams. Stu offers common sense advice on a variety to topics from buying the right radio, setting up antennas as well as suggestions on activities where you can put your new ham privileges to good use. And as always, CVARC Elmers will chip in with their best tips.
Thursday, September 17, 2020 – Do It Yourself Projects
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 – Antennas (*Please note due to a room scheduling conflict this month’s meeting is being held on a Wednesday.)
Thursday, November 19, 2020 – New Battery Technology
December 17, 2020 – 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 (Stu Forman-AD6SF, 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.