VCARC, a registered 501(c)(3) in Ventura County, California, is in need of donated laptop computers for use in logging radio contacts, general computing, and special projects. If you can possibly help by donating your older, working laptop computers... doesn't have to be anything special, your Pentium 4, or even better will do just fine. VCARC, as you are probably aware is a group of Amateur Radio operators in Ventura County. We are in desperate need to replace some of our non-working and worn out laptops that have served well in the past. So, instead of shoving that old laptop computer out into the garage or throwing it away, why not donate it and we will send you a tax donation acknowledgement that will allow you to write it off as a contribution.
Please contact to donate your equipment.


Special Thanks To Those That Have Already Donated!!


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Ventura County Amateur Radio Club

Welcome to our Club Page
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As of March 9, 2018 - K6MEP VCARC will have moved again.

VCARC held its last meeting at the Harbor on 2/9/2018. Our 3/9/2018 ONLY meeting will be held at 834/836 Calle Plano, Camarillo 93012. See Keyer above for driving directions!
Beginning April 13, 2018 we will be meeting at The Dudley House, 197 N Ashwood Ave, Ventura, CA 93003

The latest information can always be found HERE and in the current Keyer newsletter above and on our Yahoo e-group for members.

K6MEP VCARC has new Bylaws, approved at our October 2010 meeting!
Click Here to view the new document, or Here to view our Articles of Incorporation.

This site contains some links and sources of information about our club in
Ventura County, California 

The club has evolved through a lot of changes over the years, and many dedicated Hams are still trying to make this club the best it can be. We always welcome new Hams, old Hams, and non-Hams who are interested in learning about radio communications and sharing the friendship and camaraderie of the local Ham community. We encourage volunteers to step forward and to actively participate and fill some open positions. We would like to hold classes for any individuals interested in obtaining new licenses and upgrades, and are looking for instructors and students interested in participating. Local ARRL license exams can be located in our Keyer newsletter, usually around page 6 - Click on the moving S-Meter at the top of this page, or click here. We are also planning activities such as:


Field Day Saturday JUNE 23 11AM to Sunday JUNE 24 11AM, 2018, TBD but POSSIBLY At Camarillo Airport   Map   PDF Map

Type K6MEP into this ARRL Field Day Station Locator  for a map showing K6MEP and nearby Field Day Sites -
Enter K6MEP in the Search field.
KVTA 1590 AM Radio 2018 TBD PSA:   8 min.

Field Day 2018 ===TBD=== Band Plan, Potluck, Band Captains, Operators, etc.    Antennas  
Read our ANTENNA SAFETY and construction instructions Here!

Field Day 2017 Photos are Here!

Our regular Net is each Monday night at 8:00 PM Pacific time. The net begins at 8:00 PM on Two Meters on the WD6EBY Repeater of Oxnard on 145.200 MHz (-)(PL 127.3)    (Thanks to Paul, WD6EBY)

Our Club Meeting is on the second Friday of each Month at the location listed above at 7:30 PM. This meeting is open to the public and any interested persons may attend. We often have a presentation followed by a break, and then proceed to club business. A Board meeting is held before the general meeting and all members are invited. After the meeting some members adjourn for Pizza to rag chew. Come by and join us and share your Ham radio interests. This location will make it easier to provide actual live radio communication demonstrations.

Join the Club or Renew  your membership in the Ventura County Amateur Radio Club

Field Day 2018 is on Saturday June 23 to Sunday June 24, 2018, location is TBD, POSSIBLY at Camarillo Airport. Click Here to see a map, and Here for more details. We will have a partially Solar powered Field day and visitors are welcome. Come by and inspect the various solar panels and radio setups and get on the air. This is a good chance to setup and practice emergency communications.
The attending members have a lot of fun making contacts around the country and the globe.

Summer/Fall BBQ-picnic & Swap DATE is TBD, POSSIBLY at Chumash Park, South Petit Ave. at Waco St. just north of Telephone Road, Ventura.   Bring your extra equipment, books, and Ham radio toys and money for the swap/sale table. Bring your favorite items for cooking on the BBQ and an extra potluck item to share with the group. There may be a few active radios set up for live radio fun. The public is invited to come and share the fun.   PHOTOS


DecemberFest Dinner Party Location: SEE DECEMBER KEYER FOR EXACT TIME & LOCATION INFO, Friday 12/14/2018.  

RSVP: k6mep at qsl dot net


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Please send us your favorite links and suggestions on what you would like to see on the club page, and tell us how you would like to help us implement your suggestions.

For MESH Network topics, please visit the PVARC, Pleasant Valley ARC site and click on MESH Network to see photos and all the work that Paul Strauss WD6EBY and Friends have put into this microwave technology that takes Ham Radio into the high speed digital arena!

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