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Minutes from the General Meeting on September 12, 2017

CVRC GENERAL MEETING SEPT. 12, 2017 The meeting began at 7:31 pm. There were approximately 27+ people present. Scholarship Comm. Report: The kickoff for next years fundraising will begin soon. Further discussion will occur at the Steering Committee. Repeater Committee Report: After a crew went to the site and measured various parameters, we were advised to “Leave it Alone”. It was determined that the RF losses in the cans was manageable and to leave it alone. Also the repeater needs a new deep cycle battery. Upcoming Activities: Pedaling for Payson – Sept. 16th Music on Mainstreet (Henniker) – Sept. 30th. More people are needed to assist with communications (This is primarily an ARES activity) STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING – Sept. 26th at Jen’s House (7:00 pm) Nearfest – Oct. 13th & 14th Deerfield Fair Grounds. NH Championship Regatta – Oct. 15th on the Merrimack River. (more…)

Tech Class Coming in October

The CVRC will offer a Tech License study class starting Friday, October 20 and lasting for 4 weeks.  The class will meet Fridays from 6pm – 9pm at the Red Cross building at 2 Maitlan Street in concord.  The course will use the Gordon West books available from Amazon and other sources at about $21.  The study course is free.  If you have any questions, please email Frank, N1FDR at ARRL.NET (more…)

STEERING COMMITTEE MINUTES FOR AUGUST 22, 2017

CVRC Steering Committee Meeting 8-22-17 The meeting started at 7:05 pm. Present: Ken Wilkens, Jen Shaw, Jeff Shaw, Steve Jones The Treasurer’s Report was presented by Jen Shaw. Mickie was unavailable. Steve Jones read the minutes of the 8-8-17 General Meeting. Query: The time and date from Larry Beagle for the next Tech. License Course? Ken Wilkens, after extensive study, gave a report on various options open to us for the next Christmas Party. We talked about the Slusser Senior Center, the Ici Bon Restaurant (where we hold a reservation at this time), Allen’s Restaurant, choosing a dinner, a buffet, or other type of service, the pros and cons of catering, insurances, costs, and several other issues. . We will investigate The Henniker Community Center, doing a pot luck somewhere and other options. Reminder: The Ici Bon Restaurant reservation currently is for Dec. 9th, (more…)

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES FOR AUGUST 8, 2017

CONTOOCOOK VALLEY RADIO CLUB GENERAL MEETING – 8/8/17 There were 25 people present. The Treasurer’s Report was given and accepted. No major changes occurred since the last report. For Field Day, June, 2017, the final score was 9,750 points. This was a very good score. Aug. 22nd is the date of the next Executive (Steering) Committee meeting. It was noted that Sept. 16th about 10 operators will be needed for the Peddling for Payson activity. At the Sept. 12th meeting, Jock Irvine will give a presentation on operating with QRP CW. The formal portion of our meeting was adjourned at about 8:00 pm. Next Peter Stohrer gave his talk on current issues related to the ARRL. He emphasized the need and use of emergency radio communications, everywhere. He mentioned that the Granite State Phone net operates on 3.973 MHz or on 3965 LSB, at (more…)

STEERING COMMITTEE MINUTES FOR JULY 25, 2017

CONTOOCOOK VALLEY RADIO CLUB STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING – 7/25/17 The meeting started at 7:30 pm. Steve Jones read the minutes of the July 11th General Meeting (minutes taken by Mickie Clement in Steve’s absence). Present today: Lanette – KA1NKD, Jen – K1JNE, Steve – N1JHJ, Larry – KB1RIJ. Also arriving late Frank – N1FDR and Jeff – KB1WTI. Noted that Lanette was also here to discuss the sale of her husband’s ham station. She brought photos, and etc. for us to peruse. Noted that 5-10 metal stakes for Field Day antenna masts, need grinding. Steve and Larry can handle, but at a future date. Jen reminds us that the trailer roof repair still needs to be done. We need to get the sealant and some additional manpower. We are anxious to locate some quantity (50 or less) club brochures for use at the NIGHT (more…)

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES FROM JULY 11, 2017

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 (more…)

Field Day 2017 is in the books – A Message from the President

I wanted to thank everyone again for a fantastic Field Day! Many amazing club members worked very hard to ensure that this years Field Day went off without a hitch. A very special Thank You to all our Captains; Dale Clement, Steve Jones, Don Curtis, Jock Irvine, Gerry Hull, Al Bardwell, Jeff Shaw, and Peters Jones, our safety officer Mike Conroy, Food Queens Mickie Clement and Louise French, Paul Cuda & Glenn Hammond for the power, and the dozen hard workers sweating alongside; Especially Larry Beagle, Frank Ross, and Pat Hart for being on the tower team. We made several hundred contacts, and successfully set up and tore down the site in a timely manner. Along the way we had many great conversations, good food, and lot of laughs! Thank you, thank you all!   Remember, June 27th 7pm is the next Steering Committee (more…)