VCARC's callsign is K6MEP and
we invite anyone interested in amateur radio to click the link and go to our web page or attend one of our meetings. The date and times of the meetings are given on our web page.
K6MEP VCARC is a registered 501(c)(3) in Ventura County, California.
We appreciate any donations of amateur radio equipment that will assist our
members (especially the newly-licensed ones) with increasing their knowledge
and skills. We will send you a donation acknowledgement letter for any
donations you make to our non-profit organization.
Please contact to donate your equipment.
A Special Thanks To Those
Who Have Already Donated!!
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All of the K6MEP Keyer Newsletters; January 2020 is now available
Ventura County Amateur Radio Club/K6MEP
Welcome to our Club Page
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 held 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
to observe. After the Board meeting, we have a break, followed by the
General meeting. During the General meeting we discuss club business and
have a presentation (see listing, below). 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.
December 13th's Activity was the Decemberfest Dinner
At La Dolce Vita Ristorante Heritage Square
Club Officers were inducted into their new offices:
President Denney N6HV
Vice President Clem KM6OKZ
Continuing Secretary Phil WA6BUZ
Continuing Treasurer John W6JPG
At-Large Board Members (3): Continuing Stewart KG6BOV, Robert KM6RSS, and Richard WB6AEW
January 10th's Speaker was
Marty Woll N6VI and his topic was "Field Day Strategies, Tactics
February 7th's speaker will be TBA and the topic will be
K6MEP VCARC Bylaws
Click--> Here to view the document, or--> Here to view our Articles of Incorporation.
We 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.
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 began with set-up on Friday June 21. Operations began Saturday June 22 at 11AM and ended on Sunday June 23 11AM.
We spent the next 4 hours taking down the antennas and masts and cleaning
up. The location
was beautiful and grassy Oxnard
College near Parking Lot B
and the Duck Pond, between S.
Campus Rd and E. Bard Rd. off of Entrance Rd.
to listen to the 6/20/19 K6MEP Field Day promotional with FD
co-chairman and Board Member Stewart
Stone KG6BOV, Mark Thompson AE6GD and VCARC President Robert Shank KM6RSS on 1590 KVTA
News/Talk Radio, hosted by Spence with Rich, Tom and a special
appearance by Andres
from the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club who played with Mark's "bug" key
to view the location map
to view Field Day 2019 Photos
CLUB NET MEETING
The contest is back on and the
prizes are bigger ($100, $50 and $25)!
Our Contest Net meeting begins
on Monday, January 13th and ends on Monday, December 7th; with the winners
being announced at our DecemberFest meeting on Friday, December 11th at our
Net is held 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 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 Fall BBQ-picnic & Swap was held on Saturday, September 14 from 10am
to 4 pm at the Dudley House, 197 N Ashwood Ave, Ventura CA 93003.
to see photos of the picnic
Many thanks to Mark KI6YLH for bringing and cooking the
hot dogs/chili dogs and teriyaki chicken
and to Burt KA6BJA for helping to cook. Richard WB6AEW did
an excellent job managing the venue, Phil WA6BUZ and John W6JPG provided
secretarial and financial services, respectively, and Bob KJ6AAE supported
potential members and provided First Aid and Safety support. Denney N6HV and
Clem KM6OKZ photographed the fun and camaraderie enjoyed by all. Many
members and guests brought potluck and enjoyed the shade and facilities of
the Dudley House.
Our 2019 Spring BBQ-picnic & Swap 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
The 2019 DecemberFest Dinner Party
held at La Dolce Vita Ristorante was a Great Success
Thirty-Five Members and their Guests Enjoyed the Holiday Spirit in this
Click to see photos of the 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 last year's 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 Past President Joe Krigbaum's Ventura Memorial
Please send us your favorite links and suggestions on what you would like to see on the club page.
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!
Correspondence should be directed to
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