Welcome to the Ventura County Amateur Radio Club

We are an active group ham radio operators, mostly living in Ventura County, that enjoys getting on the air and getting together, to operate and discuss ham radio. Whether you are a seasoned veteran looking to hang around with other hams, or you are new and want to know more about what ham radio is about, this club can help. Please click on Club Info – About Us to know more. For a list of upcoming events, click on the Calendar tab to see what activities we have planned for the year. If you are looking to get or upgrade your license, the Licensing tab will show you the test dates we have available for 2024. Need help with your antenna, programming your rig, or how to get started in the hobby? Use the Help tab to send us your question.

We are here for you.

Dave AI6VX
President


Latest Announcements and News

  • Field Day 2024 Planning Meeting
    Are you planning on participating in our 2024 Field Day event? If so, please attend our first planning meeting over Zoom this Thursday April 18th at 7pm. Zoom details can be found on our calendar, or for those on Groups.io, in the reminder email that will be sent out the day of the meeting. Field day this year is June 21 – 23, and there… Continue reading
  • Our New Website is Live!
    As you can see, our club’s new website is now live! I have checked many of the pages and links to make sure nothing broke after the switch, but I’m sure I missed something. If you find an error, send me an email to president@vcarc.club and I’ll get it fixed. We also now have an active FOR SALE section! Do you have ham radio or… Continue reading
  • April 2024 Vice President’s Message
    Hello Ventura County Hams, Wow, this year seems to be flying by! With 2024 moving at such an accelerated pace, it is timeto start thinking about one of our biggest days of the year: Field Day! Field Day is less than three months away, which means we need to start brainstorming abouthow we want to run our event. I would like to preface what comes… Continue reading
  • April 2024 President’s Message
    Happy April everyone!  I hope nobody got fooled on the first, and if you were the one doing the fooling, I hope your joke went over well.  I promise I won’t make any April Fool’s jokes in my Keyer articles this year. March was a busy month for our club!  We started with a presentation on coax by Mark Thompson AE6GD, followed by a successful… Continue reading
  • Cleanup Day at Grace Lutheran Church
    Today members of our club showed up to help Grace Lutheran Church with their cleanup day. Though the morning started out raining, it soon let up and we were able to help spiff up the Church and take a look at our new room. Later we were treated to chili dogs, fixings and cookies from their friendly volunteers. Thanks to everyone that turned out for… Continue reading

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