President’s Message

Field Day:  This year we were back in person!  I hope you got a chance to come out to this year’s Field Day site.  It was a fun event and great to see everyone.  We had several visitors; Sheriff Ayub, our new Thousand Oaks Commander, Thousand Oaks Mayor, Claude Bill-de la Pena, Dick Norton, ARRL Southwest Director, to name a few.  We had our annual BBQ which was fabulous and prepared by our own Mike Felio.  On behalf of the club, thank you Mike for all your hard work, it was a great success!

Meeting Location Details: We have not been given the green light to return to the Sheriff’s Station yet, so we will be continuing our meetings via Zoom until further notice. 

Our Next Club Meeting, July 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.  The next regular club meeting on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing software.

Topic – The Nano-VNA: What is it, what does it do, and why do you want one? Warren Wegerer-K6WKW will introduce the Nano-VNA. This little tool is versatile and surprising. Some practical examples will be provided.

CVARC Zoom Club Meeting 

Meeting ID: 945 9707 8960

Password: 016295

Newie Nets:  Don’t forget we are still conducting our Newbie Nets every Sunday night at 7 p.m.   The Newbie Net is an opportunity for newer hams to get on the air and gain experience and confidence.   More experienced hams or “Elmers” regularly check in and are available to answer questions and offer advice.  All are welcome.  We do need net controllers.  It is great practice and fun to be net control, so please sign up with Todd, KD6RCM at

It Is Dues Time:  Please check your e-mails.  If you received an e-mail reminding you that it was time to renew your CVARC membership, you can pay one of three ways:

Send your check to our club address:

Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club

P.O. Box 2093

Thousand Oaks, CA 91358-2093

If you have the Venmo app on your smart phone you can send a payment directly to CVARC.  Just direct the payment to Christian Ylagan’s email address –  – and the no-fee transaction will go directly into CVARC’s bank account.

Or Email who can email you a Square invoice which you can pay with any major credit card.

Remember, stay radioactive, get on the air!

Brad Ormsby-W6VO  

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