Our call sign is K6MEP. We invite anyone who is interested in amateur radio to explore our website or attend one of our meetings.
We meet on the second Friday of every month, except in December. Our meetings are held at The Dudley House. Social half-hour begins at 19:00. After a short break, the general meeting begins at 19:30. During the general meeting we discuss club business and have 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.
We were founded in 1936 and currently have 49 members. We are a group of amateur radio operators living mostly in Ventura County, although we have members in Arizona, Texas, and Georgia. Our mission statement is "To Promote Interest in Amateur Radio."
Our club is affiliated with and we are aligned with the purposes of the ARRL.
Section 1. VCARC is a nonprofit public benefit corporation organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for Charitable purposes. It is part of our mission to follow all laws to maintain our nonprofit status.
Section 2. To promote Club activities for Club members and their families, other amateur radio operators, and anyone interested in learning about amateur radio.
Section 3. To facilitate the exchange of information between members.
Section 4. To promote training of radio knowledge and individual operating proficiency.
Section 5. To conduct Club programs and activities to advance the general welfare and interest of amateur radio in the general community.
Section 6. To participate in public service activities by preparing and providing communications for civil emergencies and special events and by handling third-party message traffic.
Section 7. The specific purpose of VCARC is to promote interest in amateur radio. Page 2 of 9 Approved by Membership March 11, 2022.
Section 8. To support and promote the mission, vision, goals, and objectives of the American Radio Relay League, Incorporated (ARRL) through various Club programs and services.
73, Board of Directors of K6MEP, the Ventura County Radio Club
We hold our meetings at The Dudley House, a National Historic Landmark museum located in Ventura, California. The building was completed in 1892 by Selwyn Shaw, a renowned local architect.
Special tours can be arranged for schools or other groups. The Open House is available from 1pm to 4pm on the first Sunday of every month.