July 11, 2017 Meeting Minutes
The July Meeting of the Contoocook Valley Radio Club commenced at 7:35 PM.
The Treasurer and Secretary Reports were accepted. $200.00 was approved for the purchase of food for the Annual CVRC Picnic.
Scholarship Committee Report: Mike Plunkett, KC1EUN, and Dale Clement, AF1T, awarded a
CVRC Scholarship to Michael Salo, a student at Kearsarge High School. A motion passed to give a Technician Class Study Guide to Mike Salo, if he is interested.
Repeater Committee Report: Frank Ross, N1FDR, reported that the new Repeater is working well. The Cans need to be cleaned and tested.
Certificates for Field Day Participation were passed out by CVRC President, Jen Shaw, K1JNE. Our Club Members made over 9,000 points. A complete report will be given at the next regular Meeting on August, 8, at 7:30 PM.
Future Activities: Saturday, July 22, CVRC Family Picnic will be held at 12:00 Noon, at the Shaw’s, Jen, K1JNE, and Jeff, KB1WTI’s home at 831 Hemlock Corner Loop in Henniker. Bob Sletten, KB1QV, and Dale Clement, AF1T, will hold a Tuned Circuit Clinic in place of a Test Range at the Picnic. Bring your Tuners, Filters, Baluns, and Antennas.
Tuesday, August 1, 5 PM to 8:30 our Club and the ARES Members will participate in “The Night Out Against Crime” at Rollins Park in Concord. -Use the Bow Street Entrance. We set up our Club Tent and Antennas, then make contacts, and introduce the Public to Amateur Radio.
Saturday, September 16, is the “Peddling For Payson” Race. 19 Hams are needed to provide communications along the course.
Business Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 25, at 7 PM at 831 Hemlock Corner Loop in Henniker.
Call: 428-7109, for directions.
Guest Speaker for Tonight: Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club President, Stan Pozerski, KD1LE, gave a great talk on “The Ham-Sci Experiment”. His Club is working with Dr. Phil Erickson at the Haystack MIT Observatory in Westford, Mass. Stan is offering the opportunity for all interested Hams to participate in advancing the field of Radio Science, by recording signal strength data from before, during, and after the Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. The Program is called “Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation”, www.hamsci.org. Use the ARRL Solar QSO Party Contact Logs, the Reverse Beacon Network, or the WSPR Net Database. See: www.n1nc.org/eclipse and, https://physicsprinceton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wspr.htm
Our Meeting was adjourned at 9:30.