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.


A Special Thanks To Those That Have Already Donated!!

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                           Ventura County Amateur Radio Club

                         Welcome to our Club Page

                                   Contact us:

             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.

September's Speaker - WA6ECB  - Topic - Receiver Sensitivity

October's Speakers - N6HV - Topic - Connectors, KQ6TT - Topic - New Antenna Design

November's Scheduled Speaker - WA6ECB - Topic - Desensitization: A Discussion of its Causes and Remedies

December's Meeting is a Dinner Party - Location TBA


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:



The 2018 Field Day was held on Saturday JUNE 23 beginning at 11AM through Sunday JUNE 24 11 AM, 2018,  at Camarillo Airport RTC

                  Listen to the 06/22/18 KVTA 1590 AM Radio Interview with Board Member Stewart Stone KG6BOV and Vice President Robert Shank KM6RSS

 ====>   MP3 File

Field Day 2018 Photos are =====> Here!

We 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.


Our regular Net is each Monday night at 8:00 PM Pacific time. 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)


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Summer/Fall BBQ Picnic & Swap

Summer/Fall BBQ-picnic & Swap DATE was 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.
  This year's PHOTOS

DecemberFest Dinner Party

  Click to see K6MEP at groups.io: Review Venues and Menus/Vote and RSVP

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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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