Terry (K7FE) was a much-loved and respected member of the Ventura County Ham Radio community for many years. His sudden passing in 2017 left a large hole in our community. He had amazing talent and knowledge, particularly of antennas, and had a gift for teaching about their design, construction, and use. He was also a major supporter of VHF radio locally. We are honored to present a mini-contest in support of this year's ARRL Field Day as a memorial to Terry and to the skills he nurtured in his fellow hams.
It's ARRL Field Day again, which means it's also time for the second Terry Graves Memorial (TGM) Event.
This is a special companion contest-within-a-contest (and just like Field Day, it's NOT really a contest!) that is meant to be fun for everyone, with every license, every budget, and every level of commitment to the ham radio hobby.
There will be a Zoom meeting for the entire duration of Field Day, and for as long afterward as people fell like hanging around. It will not always have a moderator or host, since W6KME will be moving between club sites several times throughout the day. On Sunday at 6:00 to 7:00 PM, we're going to gather in this Zoom session to turn in scores and see how we all did.
Time: 11:00 am Saturday June 27th to 11:00 am Sunday June 28th
Sunday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for "awards meeting"
Meeting Name: "Ventura County Field Day 2021"
Direct Link: https://zoom.us/j/96215382161?pwd=LzBqb3ZzMkFPUU91ZFRFUDJ3cWltQT09
Meeting ID: 962 1538 2161
VCARC will be meeting at Oxnard College again this year, and is welcoming the public. Their restrictions are expected to be in line with the County and State restrictions in place on the day of the event. They are setting up in the grassy area next to Parking Lot B, near the Duck Pond. Masks and hard hats are being provided by the club (bringing your own mask is of course preferable-w6kme). A map is here
VCARS is holding their Field Day at the Ronald Reagan Library for the 20th year in 2021. Not only is this a spectacular location, VCARS' members are famed for some of the rigs being used. It's really worth a visit! Since the Library functions as a federal government facility, COVID restrictions are entirely unrelated to what is going on in Ventura County. To attend, pre-registration is required and relatively simple. Send an email to Vern Potter and he will provide you with a short form to fill out.
CVARC is in a new location this year, of Potrero Road in Hidden Valley. This huge site was provided by the Sherwood Development Company, right at the entrance to the Lake Sherwood Country Club. Their restrictions won't be formulated until after June 15th, and are expected to be in line with County and State guidelines. Here's some detailed information on finding the site