Windy Winter Field Day

Antenna guying skills were put to the test at a windy CVARC Winter Field Day event Saturday January 27th as Dos Vientos Park in Newbury Park. The purpose of Winter Field Day is to practice field operation, emergency operating skills, and to have outdoor fun with other hams.

CVARC Members in Action

April Taylor-KN6QQW volunteering at the Camarillo Christmas Parade.
David Arata-KA9WMI recently upgraded his battery box with the addition of two lithium batteries.

Tickets Go On Sale for Holiday Party and Big Raffle

Now is the time to get your tickets for this year’s CVARC Holiday Party on Thursday, December 21, 2023. The event will begin at 5:30 P.M. at the Best Western Posada Royale, 1775 Madera Road, Simi Valley. The party is not to be missed with a festive banquet, raffle prizes and the naming of the Hugh Bosma Award winner.

Tickets are $33 per person. You can buy tickets starting the October meeting or reserve your seats now with Zak Cohen-N6PK at n6pk@cvarc.org.

The winners of two raffles will be announced at the party. The first winner will be drawn from all the raffle tickets that have been sold at our monthly meetings this year. The prize will be a $100 DX Engineering gift certificate. You must be present at the holiday party to win.

The second raffle – our “Big Raffle” is for a $300 DX Engineering gift certificate.  You DO NOT need to be present at the party to win the “Big Raffle.” Tickets are $10 each or (best deal) three tickets for $25. You can purchase your raffle tickets beginning at the October meeting.

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Anacapa Island Dual Activation a Success

Bill Willcox-KF6JQO, Martin Hickey-AJ6CL, and Andy Ludlum-K6AGL

On September 17th, three CVARC members had a successful expedition to Anacapa Island to conduct a dual activation of the National Park with both Parks on the Air (POTA) and Islands on the Air (IOTA.)

Bill Willcox-KF6JQO, Martin Hickey-AJ6CL, and Andy Ludlum-K6AGL traveled by boat to the small volcanic island located about 11 miles off the coast of Port Hueneme, in Ventura County.

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CVARC Picnic Sunday October 22

The 2023 CVARC Picnic will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2023, from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Conejo Community Park, Picnic Area #1 in Thousand Oaks.  It’s behind Dover Hendrix Park.  The picnic area entrance is off of Gainsborough Road on Jeaunine Drive, just down from Tarantula Hill.  The parking lot is located here:  34.193320250646536, -118.8826924060862 

CVARC will provide burgers, hot dogs, and buns.  Our Social Chair Mike Felio will do the grilling.  We will bring everything else “pot-luck style.”  Bring your favorite picnic-style dish!

Follow this link to a spreadsheet to sign up for different picnic-style food items. Let’s keep track, so we aren’t overloaded with any one item and totally devoid of another.  Put your name and call sign in the row of the item you intend to bring.

See you at the park!

Martin Hickey-AJ6CL CVARC OPS

DX-Pedition to Anacapa Island

You have an opportunity to join fellow CVARC members on a DX-Pedition to Anacapa Island on Sunday, September 17th. Part of the fun will be a dual activation of the site with Parks on the Air (POTA) and Islands on the Air (IOTA.) We’ll be operating from the Visitors Center, about 1/2 mile from the boat landing near Arch Rock on the east end of the island.

To join the expedition, please read the following information closely. You must purchase a seat on the boat to the island to be part of the fun!

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CVARC “Summits on The Air” Drive-Up Chase and Activation Adventure

Venue for the CVARC Drive-Up SOTA Chase and Activation Adventure

On August 19th from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., CVARC will hold its first-ever “Drive-Up SOTA Chase and Activation Adventure.”

For this event, no hiking is necessary! The location is a beautiful hilltop venue in the Camarillo Heights area to which we can drive our cars.  It will be a fun CVARC party!

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