Don’t Forget – Family Picnic Sunday the 15

Our Annual Family Picnic is Sunday from Noon till the park closes. We will be at Elm Brook State Park in Shelter 4.  Please bring a side to share.  There are charcoal grills available.  Club is providing some meats. http://www.nhstateparks.com/hopev.html Take exit 6 from I 89. Turn on to Route 127 South (left turn if traveling North, right turn if traveling South). Follow Route 127 South for approximately 1 mile. Turn left to Elm Brook Park at the sign, Contoocook. (more…)

June Regular Meeting Tonight June 5th at 730

Yes, the meeting is pushed up one week in June to enable the very kind library the space to hold their annual book sale.   Yes, we will have a presentation on and about Field Day, past and present. Should be good for a few laughs! Afterward we will be holding a short round table to get input from our club members regarding the future of our club.   Field Day is coming up! Please write to me at kilobravoone@gmail.com to let me know if you are attending, if you will be taking meals (which ones), and if you will be assisting with set-up, band operation ( which ones), and/or tear down. As usual the meals are only $5 each, and we will be serving 4 meals; Sat lunch, Sat dinner, Sun breakfast, Sunday lunch….please come to the June 5th meeting to purchase your (more…)

Jerry Blanchard, K1BBQ (SK)

Gerald “Jerry” S. Blanchard, 76, died Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Manchester, of a sudden illness surrounded by his loving family. Born on Dec. 24, 1941, in Washington, the son of Sherley Blanchard and Theda Mae Houghton. He was the adoring husband of Sonia M. (Parra) Blanchard. They were married Dec. 18, 1997, in Marco Island, Fla. Jerry attended Hillsborough-Deering High School. He served in the Army National Guard and Washington Fire Department; received his Associates Degree at the New Hampshire Technical Institute and is Bachelors with The University of New Hampshire in electrical engineering, serving his lifetime in telecommunications. He was an avid amateur radio operator serving as the Assistant Emergency Coordinator for the Capital Area Amateur Radio Emergency Services (CAARES), where he provided group-wide home electronic automatic notification systems utilizing his expertise and equipment from Exacom. This was before the days of smart phones. He was a (more…)

Regular Meeting May 8 and future events list

The presentation for our May 8th meeting is Neil AE1P Goodell’s part 2 on RF Grounding. We are all looking forward to that great information!   For our June 12th meeting we will be sharing Field Day Past & Present, and holding a roundtable discussion of what programs you, our club members want to see, and what direction you would like to see the club go. We are heading into our 60th year and it is all our hope that we have another wonderful 60 years!   Field Day is coming up fast on June 23rd & 24th. We are looking for  a Field Day Chairperson to organize the event and get the paperwork in on time, for an 80m, and a 2m,  Band Captain, and a Food King or Queen to help plan the menu, shop, do food prep, and organize the service. (more…)

Regular Meeting April 10

I am looking forward to seeing you at the next club meeting, where Dale AF1T will be presenting his Classic Antennas talk. Rag chew at 7pm, and the business portion starts at 7:30pm, with the presentation, coffee, and treats to follow. If you haven’t paid your dues yet, this would be a great time to take care of that, thank you!   See you then!   73, Jen Shaw K1JNE (more…)

3/13/18 Meeting canceled due to storm!

Due to the storm that is expected starting Tuesday morning and lasting until Wednesday, we are canceling the Tuesday night meeting. If you are interested in seeing Dales talk, please feel free to be at the Cheshire County DX Club on Wednesday night. We are still having the flea market on Sunday.  Still have tables available and help is needed for set up and ticket sales.  Email me for more info kb1wti@gmail.com. (more…)

Steering Committee Minutes for February 27, 2018

CONTOOCOOK VALLEY RADIO CLUB EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING – 2/27/18 The meeting started at 7:16 pm. Present were: Jeff, VP, Jen, President, Mickie, Treasurer, Steve , Secretary and Dale. Distribution of the updated Flea Market flyer was discussed. Fees: $3.00 for admission, $3.00 for grand prize raffle ticket, and the 50/50 raffle proceeds will go to the Scholarship Fund. The grand prize, a Yaesu FT-60 dual band HT has been picked up along with other handouts from HRO, ready to go. We discussed Field Day, and various alternatives to the standard operation we have always used. The sense was that we may want to reduce our effort in some way. Perhaps 3A rather than 4A or one less tower or something else. No final desions will be made hastily. The meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm. Respectfully Submitted, Steve Jones, CVRC Secretary, N1JHJ (more…)

Yaesu System Fusion

From the desk of Frank Ross N1FDR. I have a Yaesu WiresX node which is coordinated with the K1BKE repeater. The node number is 30907. It can be accessed VIA the club repeater by any Yaesu radio capable of WiresX in the DN mode. Up to the rptr then down to my node and back to rptr, into your radio. Instructions on how to do this are available for your radio on the Yaesu website under the WiresX manual downloadable. Usable radios are the FT-991, FT-991a, FT70, FT1, FT2, FTM-100, FTM-400, the FTM-3200 will not do WiresX digital. 3/27/18 The FTM3200 with the latest firmware update will be WiresX  capable. As long as (or when) the node is connected to a “room” you will be able to join in on the conversation, which could be with stations all over the world. Frank Ross N1FDR@ARRL.NET (more…)

Minutes for General Meeting February 13, 2018

CONTOOCOOK VALLEY RADIO CLUB GENERAL MEETING – 2/13/18 There were 20 people present tonite. Steve Jones gave the General Meeting Report from 1/9/18. The report stood as presented. Mickie gave the Treasurer’s Report. The report stood as presented. There were no reports from the Repeater Committee as Frank and Larry were presenting at another meeting and could not be present. Steve Jones gave the Executive Committee Report of 1/30/18. The report stood as presented. Noted that the next Executive Committee meeting will be at Jen’s house on 2/27/18. All are welcome. The Business Meeting adjourned at 7:49 pm. Pasha Roberts, W1LMT, our presenter, began his presentation on Lightning Detection. He spoke of many integrated Lightning Detection nodes which are all over the world. See Lightning Maps. Com This is a do-it-your-self, open source, Lightning Detection System. The average Lightning Bolt is heard best between (more…)

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