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Club Meeting September 11, 2018

Contoocook Valley Radio Club, Club Meeting September 11, 2018 Meeting called to order at 7:33pm. President started meeting with a moment of silence for the countrys losses, and the clubs loss of Larry Damour N1PHV. Introductions were made of the ten members present, with an eleventh showing up later. Secretary’s Report was read, no corrections made, so standing as approved. Treasurer’s Report was made, no questions asked, so standing as recorded. Repeater Committee Report was shared; The DR2 is going up on Pat’s Peak soon. Steering Committee Report was read; Short discussion on using Dale Clements QTH for Field Day next year. Pros; Elevation, not having to put up towers, or half the tents, food prep will be easier. Cons; Dale needs help pouring two footings, parking will be limited so have to operate in shifts, less access to public. We will be voting (more…)

Steering Committee Notes

CONTOOCOOK VALLEY RADIO CLUB EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING – 8/28/18 Present: L. Beagle, K. Wilkens, J. Shaw, M. Conroy, S. Jones, D. Clement, M. Clement. Jen noted that Sept. 8th is a Therapy Horse Show in Temple, N.H. All are welcome. Sarah Moore will be assisted by J. Shaw to sell the final quantity of John Moore’s belongings. Assistance is needed. We will allow Sarah to borrow a small tent or two, some tables, etc. A note will be required to hold them responsible for any damage to club property that may occur. A VHF forum will be the topic for the next meeting. Anyone can contribute. Chris, W1RGA, will present a talk on building VHF antennas in October. Dale and Steve will present a “Build Your Own Dipole” for 6 0r 10 meters in November. Info on dipoles for other bands will be made (more…)

Larry Damour, N1PHV-SK

Larry was a long time, and very loyal and giving, member of our club. For several years he dragged out his large tent, his military kitchen, the water buffalo and radio truck for our use at Field Day. He was our Spaghetti King for our Saturday night dinners for many, many years. He was always a shining face at National Night Out Against Crime in Concord, showing off his military vehicles, and letting kids climb in and honk the horns.  I knew him far fewer years than many of our members, but I know he will be sorely missed. WEARE – Lawrence Albert “Larry” Damour, Sr., age 70, of Weare, passed away on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Larry was born in Manchester on June 26, 1948 but grew up in Henniker. Larry was born to the late Donat A. and Margueritte (Gagnon) Damour, he was also predeceased (more…)

August Club Meeting Minutes

CONTOOCOOK VALLEY RADIO CLUB GENERAL MEETING – 8/14/18 There were 11 people present. The minutes of the July 10th General Meeting were presented and accepted. The minutes of the July 24th Executive Board Meeting were presented and accepted. Lindsay reported on work he has done on our website , and his website, for the benefit of the club. The President stated that according to the Constitution, we HAD to elect a Vice President tonight. Therefore, Steve Jones moved, and Barry W. seconded, to substitute a voice vote for the normally used paper ballot for this “special circumstances” election. It was moved, and seconded, to approve Larry Beagle as interim Vice President of the CVRC. It was voted in the affirmative, and approved. Noted by Jen, that Sarah Moore would like some assistance in selling off John Moore’s stuff on Sept. 5th, 2018. It was (more…)

Upcoming Events

Our wonderful club members have come through again! We have programs tentatively planned out for the coming months, August will be a HF Forum where knowledgeable members will share with us their experience’s, “Working DX when the Band Sounds Dead” by Barry Whittemore NF1O, and Dave Perrin K1OPQ! September will be a VHF Forum where you, the members will be encouraged to bring in your contest awards, portable antenna’s, rigs, and tales to share so that we may all learn from your successes, and the things you had to try again! October we are hoping to have our own Chris Wiles who has made a portable antenna for roving, and is going to share with us his roving expertise! We are going to try to get him to come back in November to teach us all how to make his roving antenna for “Make (more…)

Steering Committee Meeting Minutes for 7/24/18

CONTOOCOOK VALLEY RADIO CLUB STEERING COMM. MTG. – 7/24/18 1. The meeting started at 7:00 pm. 2. There were the following present: Mickie, Dale, Steve, Jen, Larry B., Mike, Ken. 3. Noted that we need to contact Steve Chunn, Trustee, about the renewal of the K1BKE call. 4. Barry, NF1O, and Dave P., K1OPQ have agreed to present, on making HF contacts when the band seems dead. 5. Steve Jones will take over the Treasurer’s job for the Aug. 14th meeting. Mickie will be away. 6. The revised Field Day total contact score has been revised up to 8,510 points. This is a great score and compares well with previous years. 7. Whereas the owner of the Field Day field, Fred B., is getting close to where he may no longer be able to mow the field as beautifully as he has in the (more…)

Tonights Club Meeting!

Tonight at 7:30pm on Houston Drive, Contoocook we will be enjoying the presentation on The Titanic and Radio Communication by Skip Youngberg K1NKR. Skip is President of the Nashoba Valley Radio Club, and is kind enough to join us a second time to edify and entertain. Everyone is welcome to join Skip and officers for dinner at Dimitri’s in Contoocook at 6:15pm, then on to the regular club meeting! See you there!   73, Jen Shaw K1JNE (more…)

Holding auction to benefit CVRC STEM Scholarship

At our last club meeting we had a very succinct presentation given to us by Pete Jones N1PPJ, who among other things is a professional auctioneer. He offered to donate his expertise and explained to us how we could make thousands, yes, thousands for the CVRC scholarship fund by simply dropping a piece of paper off to local businesses in our area’s, and gathering gift certificate’s, or items that can be auctioned off.  A few minutes of our time could result in being able to give an amazing scholarship to a deserving student entering the science, technology, engineering, or math fields of study. The questions on everyone’s mind were; why should we do this, and how much time will it take from my life? Well, let’s start with our Constitution which states, “It shall be our purpose to facilitate the exchange of information and (more…)

March 14th Meeting Program, etc.

We had a change of programming for our March meeting, on the 14th at 7:30pm we will have our regular club meeting. Afterwards we will enjoy a presentation on Emergency Communication. Jeff Shaw KB1WTI has been working on a project to show us the different sides of emergency communication and public service, and Mike Plunkett  would like to share with us some information about how to handle an emergency. For those interested in attending the Steering Committee Meeting, it will be at 831 Hemlock Corner Loop, Henniker, at 7pm, tomorrow night Feb 28th. We will be discussing details about the flea market coming up, about the idea of renewing the net on 895, will hear a report from the Events Committee and the Scholarship Committee Chair, and any new business. Hope to see you Tuesday! 73 Jen K1JNE (more…)

Steering Committee Meeting Change

To all interested in attending our Steering Committee, due to illness and oncoming weather, we will be delaying our monthly meeting one week.  We will be meeting at my QTH, 831 Hemlock Corner Loop Henniker, on Tuesday January 31st at 7pm.  All are welcome to officially join the Steering Committee, please contact me if you wish to do so. 73, Jen K1JNE (more…)