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…)

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…)


CONTOOCOOK VALLEY RADIO CLUB GENERAL MEETING 11/14/17 The meeting started at 7:28 pm. [Dues were collected from M. Barker and J. Sheehy.] 3. There were 17 people present. The meeting began in reverse order with Cal Calivito presenting Christmas from HRO. He highlighted several new units from the various manufacturers, gave out small gifts, new catalogs, etc. The presentation was quite informative. The Secretary’s report and the Treasurer’s were presented and stood as recorded. Frank gave a Repeater Committee report and presented continuing discussion on the disposition of the second repeater donated by Jim Fowler. Further discussion will continue into January, 2018. Girls-on-the-Run will occur this Saturday at Memorial Field, this Saturday. Volunteers are needed. If able to assist, be there at about 8:30 am. Contact Russ, KB1JCX, head of ARES if you wish to become part of ARES. The next Steering Committee for (more…)

Minutes from the Steering Committee Meeting October 24, 2017

CONTOOCOOK VALLEY RADIO CLUB STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING 10/24/17 The meeting started at 7:17 pm. Present: Mike Plunkett, Ken Wilkens, Jeff Shaw, Jen Shaw, Dale & Mickie Clement, Steve Jones, Frank Ross. Mickie ngave the Treasurer’s Report and detailed several, mostly routine transactions. Frank gave the Repeater Committee report, and among other things, noted that a new 12 mo., #27 Marine Deep Cycle battery was installed. Frank also noted that Jim Fowler (KA1SU) donated an almost new Yaesu Fusion repeater to our club. A discussion ensued as to various things that might be done with the repeater. Some were to use as a backup to our current repeater, to have available for remote ARES activities, to activate on the 440 band, etc., etc. Mike gave us an update on the Scholarship Committee activities, and how they are proceeding to raise funds. Other issues of general (more…)

General Meeting Minutes for October 10, 2017

CONTOOCOOK VALLEY RADIO CLUB GENERAL MEETING 10/10/17 NOTE: Collected $10.00 from Jim Fowler (KA1SU) for 2018 dues. (See #10 below) Meeting started at 7:30 pm. There were 18 people present. The Secretary’s report was given and accepted The Treasurer’s was given by the Secretary in the absence of the Treasurer. It too was accepted. Activities Report: a) Music on Main St. – Henniker – went well. We had about 6 volunteers assisting with traffic and etc. Pedaling for Payson also went well. The upcoming Regatta on the Merrimack River is coming up. Meet at the Memorial Field in Pembroke. Be there by about 7:30 AM. Dec. 9th is the date for the Christmas Party. It will be at the Ichiban Restaurant – no change in venue. Mike Plunkett gave us an update on the Scholarship Committee. Larry Beagle , after discussion, moved that we (more…)

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