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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             VCARC holds its meetings at The Dudley House, 197 N Ashwood Ave, Ventura, CA 93003
Driving directions: From Hwy 101, Take exit 66B for Main St, drive 0.4 mile. Use the right 2 lanes to keep right at the fork, follow signs for S Mills Rd/Main St W/U. C. S. B. and merge onto US-101 BUS/E Main St, drive 0.1 mile. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto S Mills Rd, drive 0.6 mile. Turn right onto Telegraph Rd, drive 0.5 mile Turn left onto N Ashwood Ave Destination will be on the left. The meeting room is in the basement. We usually monitor the 146.880 MHz - P/L 127.3 repeater for talk-ins before the meeting begins at 7:30 PM.

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

Click-->  Here to see a map. The new location is the basement meeting room and more information can be found on

Our Club Meeting is on the second Friday of each Month at The Dudley House at 7:30 PM. This meeting is open to the public and any interested persons may attend. The Board meeting is held at 7:00 PM before the General meeting and all members are invited. After the meeting, we have a break, followed by a presentation. After the meeting is adjourned, some members go to Toppers Pizza to socialize. Come by, join us and share your Ham radio interests. This location will make it easier to provide actual live radio communication demonstrations.


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, to actively participate and fill some open club 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 for a link to the ARRL "find and amateur radio license exam session". We are also planning activities such as:



Saturday JUNE 23 11AM to Sunday JUNE 24 11AM, 2018,  at Camarillo Airport  Destination Map    Site PDF Map

Head east on US-101 S, Take exit 55 for Las Posas Rd 0.3 mi., Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Las Posas Rd, 0.4 mi., Turn right, Destination will be on the right, 335 ft near Ventura County Fire Station 50.

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.

Field Day 2018 =========> Band Plan, Potluck, Band Captains, Operators, etc. Bands / Pot Luck   Antennas  
Read our ANTENNA SAFETY and Construction Instructions
Field Day 2017 Photos are

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.


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

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

Summer/Fall BBQ-picnic & Swap DATE is TBD, POSSIBLY at The Dudley House , 197 N Ashwood Ave, Ventura, CA 93003. 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.
  Previous year's PHOTOS

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

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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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