Welcome to the Ventura County Amateur Radio Club

We are an active group of 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


Club Announcements

  • Club Meeting Tonight – July 12th
    Tonight is our club meeting at 7pm at Grace Lutheran Church. Paul Strauss WD6EBY will be giving a talk on remotely controlling an HF transceiver. We will also be going over our 2024 Field Day results. For those that cannot attend in-person, you can attend via Zoom using the information… Continue reading
  • Pres Says – July 2024
    Time passes by differently at different stages of one’s life.  When I was still in school, there was school time, then Summer break time.  After graduating from college, there was no more Summer break time – it was work, then the weekend.  Gone were the days when I would have… Continue reading
  • Field Day 2024 Photos
    Field Day 2024 is now in the history books. The Oxnard College location was once again was a nice place to spend 24+ hours with fellow club members and visiting hams. It was great to see everyone spreading out and setting up your stations, helping others, and watching and hearing… Continue reading
  • VCARC FIELD DAY 2024 INFO
    The Ventura County Amateur Radio Club will be holding our annual ARRL Field Day event this weekend from 11am Saturday June 22nd through 11am Sunday June 23rd at Oxnard College. Club members will be setting up their equipment in the field adjacent to parking lot B (corner of Bard and… Continue reading
  • Ventura County Board of Supervisors Declares June “Amateur Radio Month” on June 18, 2024
    Waiting for the Amateur Radio Proclamation to be Announced by Supervisor Kelly Long District 3 Chair of the Board of Supervisors Jeff Reinhardt AA6JR Public information Coordinator ARRL – Santa Barbara Section listens as Rob Hanson W6RH Ventura County ACS Radio Officer and Ventura County ARES District Emergency Coordinator speaks… Continue reading
  • Slides From June 14th 2024 Club Meeting
    Thank you all for coming out to our club meeting Friday June 14th. We had a good working meeting to go over our Field Day 2024 plans. As promised, here is a link to the slides presented out our meeting. Slide 15 has the details on loading N3JFP logging software… Continue reading
  • President’s Message – June 2024
    President’s Message – June 2024 Field Day 2024 is here! What seemed so far off in the distance is now a mere 2 weeks away.  Our June club meeting will be 100% focused on final Field Day planning.  To help with the planning, and to get the latest information, please… Continue reading
  • VP Message – June 2024
    Hello Ventura County Hams, Can you believe that we are just over two weeks away from Field Day, how has the first half of this year gone by so fast? Our Field Day Committee has been busy planning all the technical aspects of handling one of the largest turnouts in… Continue reading

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