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
meeting is on the second Friday of each Month (except December) 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.
May 10th's Speaker was N6ZE - Topic - VHF and Above Contesting
June 14th's Topic - Field Day Preparation
July 12th's Speaker W6BI - Topic - MESH
August 9th's Speaker - TBA
September 13th's Speaker - TBA
October 11th's Speaker - TBA
November 8th's Speaker - TBA
December 13th's Activity - Decemberfest Dinner
K6MEP VCARC Bylaws
Click--> Here to view the document, or--> Here to view our Articles of Incorporation.
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:
Field Day will be held on Friday June 21 for set-up, Saturday June 22
beginning at 11AM through Sunday June 23 11AM. The location is Oxnard
College Parking Lot B
and Duck Pond, between S.
Campus Rd and E. Bard Rd. off of Entrance Rd.
to view the location map
2018 Field Day was held on Saturday JUNE 23
beginning at 11AM through Sunday JUNE 24 11 AM, 2018, at Camarillo Airport
Listen to the 06/22/18 KVTA 1590 AM Radio Interview with
Board Member Stewart Stone KG6BOV and Vice President Robert Shank KM6RSS
Field Day 2018 Photos are
had a partially solar-powered Field Day and visitors were WELCOME. Seventeen
people assisted with the Friday afternoon setup, nineteen visitors inspected the various solar panels and radio setups
and spoke with the sixteen operators. It was a great opportunity to setup
and practice emergency communications. The operators had a lot of fun making contacts around the country and the globe.
CLUB NET MEETING
Our regular Net is each Monday night at 8:00 PM Pacific time
(we won't hold the net on Christmas Eve/Day or New Year's Eve/Day if they fall on a
We welcome all ham operators so please check-in and join the roundtable
discussion. The club has started a "who has checked-in the most" contest,
that began with the March 4th net, and will end at the finish of the the
December 9th net. The award is $50.00 to a member and if a non-member wins,
they will receive a two-year club membership. Awards will be presented at
the Decemberfest club dinner on December 13th. 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;
this year's dues are due beginning in October.
Spring/Fall BBQ Picnic & Swap
Our 2019 Spring BBQ-picnic & Swap DATE
was held on Saturday May 4 from 10 AM to 4 PM at The Dudley House, 197 N Ashwood
Ave, Ventura, CA 93003.
to see photos of the picnic
Our 2018 Fall BBQ Picnic &
Swap was held on September 15th, at Chumash Park 750 S. Petit Ave Ventura, CA 93004.
A little over a dozen members brought their extra equipment and Ham radio toys and money for the swap/sale table.
Many brought their favorite items for cooking on the BBQ and an extra potluck item to share with the group. There
was a few active radios set up for live radio fun (thanks Phil WA6BUZ
and Stewart KG6BOV). The public was invited to come and share the fun.
DecemberFest Dinner Party
Thirty-two of us got together to celebrate DecemberFest at Carrow's Ventura, 2401 Harbor Blvd Ventura, 93001, SW corner of
Seaward and Harbor on Friday 12/14/2018.
to see photos of the party
K6MEP Links Page
This site contains some links and sources of information about our club in
Ventura County, California
This is the link to photos of Joe Krigbaum's Ventura Memorial
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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