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. Frank Ross N1FDR@ARRL.NET N1FDR CVRC CA-ARES AEC C.A.R.S. Vice Prez (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…)

General Meeting Minutes January 9, 2018

CONTOOCOOK VALLEY RADIO CLUB GENERAL MEETING 1/9/18 The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm. There were 23 people present. Mickie gave her Treasurer’s Report. She reviewed all transactions, both in and out for the last month or so. All is in good shape. The report stood as reported. Steve Jones gave the Secretary’s report for the 11/28/17 Executive Committee Meeting. The report stood as reported. The Repeater Committee report was given by Larry Beagle. All is well up on the hill. Jeff gave the Program Planning (Events) Committee report. He reviewed those things that he is working on at this time. Pete Stohrer gave us an update of the latest from the ARRL. Of interest was the additional Band Privileges being contemplated for those holding the Technician Class License. He also spoke to other matters of interest within the leadership of the (more…)

Steering Committee Minutes for November 28, 2017

CONTOOCOOK VALLEY RADIO CLUB EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING – 11/28/17 The meeting stated at 7:07 pm. Present: Larry Beagle, Frank Ross, Jeff & Jen Shaw, Dale & Mickie Clement, Steve Jones. We reviewed all club activities, past, and future. Steve Jones will, at Jen’s request, disburse 11 Certificates of Participation for the 2017 Field Day Event. The topic for the January meeting is “Show and Tell”. Members are requested to bring any projects they are working on to that meeting and share their work. Also in January, is the “VHF Contest”. Members are asked to make contacts for their own scores or to aide other members scores, on any VHF band of their choice. It is on Jan. 20th and 21st, the 3rd weekend in January. The topic for the February meeting will be “tracking lightening and its interaction with ham radio”. The presenter will (more…)

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