California QSO Party
The California QSO Party (CQP) begins on Saturday, October 7 at 1600 UTC, and concludes on Sunday, October 8 at 2200 UTC. There are rule changes taking effect this year that participants should familiarize themselves with. This year, the event organizers have added the CQP 2023 Video Challenge, which encourages participants to take videos of themselves and their stations to post after the event. Links to the best videos will be included as part of the CQP 2023 results. Email your video links to
Complete information about the event, including an updated 2023 operating guide, a county activation list, and audio and video recordings from previous events is available at CQP.ORG
- Thanks to CQP Chairman Dean Wood, N6DE

Upcoming Ham License Classes
There are a few ham license classes that will begin early in 2023.
Ham Radio License Classes & Testing

Weekly Cow Town Call In

The VVRC has initiated a new weekly rag chew session on our club repeater, 145.470.

This is a chance for members and non-members to just chat about whatever topic is of interest. No restrictions, but keep it civil.
We meet every Thursday moring at 10:30 AM LT. Bryan, KBØA, will moderate, but it is pretty freeform.
Join us on Thursday!

Field Day 2022
See photos from our 2022 Field Day at Rio Vista: 2022 Field Day Photos

In-Person Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at the Nut Tree Airport at 7:00 PM, unless posted otherwise. See the Meetings & Events Page.

Nut Tree Airport 301 Airport Rd., Vacaville. The December meeting is our Holiday dinner and is typically held at a different time and location.
Please check the Meeting & Events page on our website for logistics.

We hold a net every Tuesday at 2000 local time on the club's repeater (W6VVR)

If you would like to join the VVRC or renew you membership this is the link to an Application Form

Browse our web site for more information about the club and what it has to offer.
If you have any questions, please email us at

or call Bryan, KB0A at 707-580-6058.

The Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF), based here in the Bay Area, has posted a complete copy of the book “Where Do We Go Next” by Martti Laine, OH2BH, on their website. You can download it from this page: Where Do We Go Next
The book provides lots of tips on how to improve your DX success rate and what it takes to make a successful DXpedition.

We've gotten a number of new members into the club, some of which are new Hams as well. The PAPA System, Southern California's Premier Repeater System operator, has put together a guide to being a "Smooth Operator." You can read the information with this link:
PAPA Smooth Operator

Updated 03/14/2023