K6MEP  /  VCARC
VCARC, a registered
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.
to donate your equipment.
Special Thanks To Those That Have Already Donated!!
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For The Latest K6MEP Keyer Newsletter!
Ventura County Amateur Radio Club
Welcome to our Club Page
RSVP: k6mep at qsl dot net
As of March 9, 2018 - K6MEP VCARC will have moved again.
VCARC will hold its last meeting at 1603 Anchors Way Ventura 93001 on 2/9/2018. We are grateful to the Ventura Harbor District, but have been given notice and will meet at a new location to be announced beginning 3/9/2018 going forward. Suggestions welcome.
download and complete this survey form (CTRL S to save) to help us find suitable meeting room locations. Preferable are low security risk areas in West Ventura County, i.e. West of the Conejo grade, and somewhat near the 101 Freeway. Thank You!
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!
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
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
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:
Field Day 2018 ===TBD=== Band Plan, Potluck, Band Captains, Operators, etc.
Read our ANTENNA SAFETY and construction instructions
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.
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.
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.
DecemberFest Dinner Party
Location: SEE DECEMBER KEYER FOR EXACT TIME & LOCATION INFO, Friday 12/14/2018.
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
Correspondence should be directed to k6mep at qsl dot net
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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