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 3/4, 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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Ventura County Amateur Radio Club
Welcome to our Club Page
As of March 9, 2012 - K6MEP VCARC has moved again.
Here to see a map. The new location is the upstairs meeting room at
Port Authority Building
1603 Anchors Way Dr.
San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA 93001
Driving directions: From Hwy 101, exit at Searward, proceed south on Harbor Blvd about 1 mile, turn right on Schooner Drive, about 1/4 mile, turn right on Anchors Way Drive,
look for the small, low to the ground, lighted sign of Harbortown Point Resort on the left and turn left into the parking lot.
Coming from the south or east, proceed west on Olivas Park Dr., turn right onto Harbor Blvd. and turn left onto Schooner Drive, turn right onto Anchors Way Dr.,
locate the small, low to the ground, lighted sign of Harbortown Point Resort on the left and turn left into the parking lot.
The parking lot is shared by the Port Authority building, which is our meeting place, and Harbortown Point Resort.
The meeting room is upstairs on the right, just past the restroom. An elevator is available - ask for assistance if needed.
We usually monitor the 146.880 MHz - P/L 127.3 repeater for talk-ins before the meeting begins at 7:30 PM.
K6MEP VCARC has new Bylaws, approved at our October 2010 meeting!
to view the new document.
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
We are also planning activities such as:
W1AW is ON THE AIR!
It's the ARRL Centennial, 100 years of operations, and
they are allowing guest operators to make as many contacts as possible using the W1AW call sign.
SCHEDULES for further details!
Field Day JUNE 28 11AM to JUNE 29 11AM, 2014 At Ventura Harbor
Type K6MEP into this
ARRL Field Day Station Locator for a map showing K6MEP and nearby Field Day Sites
Field Day 2014 Band Plan, Potluck, Band Captains, Operators, etc.
Bands / Pot Luck
Field Day 2014 Photos are Here!
Our regular Net
is each Monday night at 8:30 PM Pacific
time. The net begins at 8:30 PM on Ten Meters on 28.400 MHz USB, and
then changes over to Two Meters on the WB6YQN Repeater of Oxnard on
146.970 MHz (-)(PL 127.3)(Thanks to Jay, WB6YQN)
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 2014 is on June
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 Saturday September 20, 2014, at 9 AM, 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.
December Fest Dinner Party
Location TBD, Friday 12/12/2014 .
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.You are visitor number
Correspondence should be directed to k6mep at qsl dot net
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Thanks to QSL.NET for allowing us to
keep a page here.
73 and 88de K6MEP