President’s Message

Hello CVARC members, families, and guests!

Ed Zimmermann-N6XEW

May is upon us and a very busy month for amateur radio in Ventura County. We have the Ride to Defeat ALS, the CVARC J-Pole Build, and the Mountains to Beach Marathon. If you have not volunteered for an event before, these events are a great way to get started. 

Congratulations to the 20 newly licensed/upgraded operators from the CVARC VE Session held on April 16th. We look forward to hearing you all on the air soon!

The CVARC General meeting is Thursday May 18th at 7:30 P.M. The topic is Field Day 2023.  CVARC Field Day Chair Keith Elliott-W6KME outlines the plans for the club’s Field Day on June 24-25. On Field Day, CVARC members join more than 40,000 hams throughout North America in setting up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. CVARC Field day planning meetings will be held every Wednesday at 8 P.M. on Zoom. Check your email for more information.

CVARC has an antenna build set for May 20th. The J-pole is a dual band, 2 meter and 70 cm antenna. It’s perfect for portable operations and well suited for mounting at home. Best of all,  it takes up very little space! Deadline for signups is May 15th. Email James Smith at . For more information click here.  I will be sending out another email with more information to CVARC members.

The CVARC Newbie Net meets every Sunday night at 7:00 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 are always looking for net controllers. It is great practice and fun to be net control, so please sign up with Todd Kleopfer-KD6RCM at #hamharder.

Hope to hear you on the air!



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