Category Archives: Club News

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…)

New Info on Antenna Build! Space is still limited!

To all those interested but not yet signed up.      I have been able to obtain SOME MORE PARTS.  If you are interested but figured there wouldn’t be enough parts, I have some news.  I can now accomodate more than 10 people.  We can go for 15, now, instead of 10.   Just sign up.  The antenna will work well, and will handle plenty of power and is only $5.00.  So please reconsider, and try building this antenna.  At the very least, it makes a good stand-by antenna. Steve Jones, N1JHJ   (more…)

At the April 11 Meeting

We will have the antenna build with N1JHJ.  There are 9 signed up and getting a 1/4 wave 2m ground plane antenna!  There is 1 left if you are interested, you need to contact today! Jeff will also be on hand after the program to register people with the website.  Your user name will be your call, and he will generate a password for you. Going forward, Jeff will be signing people into the website after each program through out the year, if you can not make it, send an email to (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…)

2017 New President Message

Happy New Year fellow club members! The New Year brings many changes to the Contoocook Valley Radio Club. First I would like to introduce myself as your new President. My name is Jen Shaw, K1JNE of Henniker, NH. I have been an active part of our group for almost 15 years, and a Ham for 11 years. I spent some years as our Secretary, and am very proud to be fulfilling the role of President. We have a new Vice President as well, Frank Ross N1FDR of Hillsboro is an active member of CARS, CA-ARES, and our newly formed Repeater Committee. I am sure he will do a bang up job as Program Director as well! I have many idea’s for a bright future for our great club such as; I plan to re-introduce to the club the guideline of Roberts Rules, and the more (more…)

CVRC election of officers

Tuesday November 8th was the election for officers for 2017. Congratulations to Jen Shaw K1JNE president, Frank Ross N1FDR vice president, Steve Jones N1JHJ Secretary and Micky Clement W1MKY treasurer. Thanks to outgoing president Patrick Hart W1UD and vice president Larry Beagle KB1RIJ for their service. Looking forward to another good year for the CVRC. (more…)

Nominations for officers

Last night, the club took nominations for officers for the 2017 year. Jen, K1JNE, was nominated and accepted for President, Frank, N1FDR, stepped up for Vice President, Jeff, KB1WTI for Secretary, and W1MKY for Treasurer. In November, we will have ballots for all voting members to cast a ballot for these positions. HRO will also be at the meeting to show us all the new toys we want Santa to bring us for Christmas! KB1WTI will be at the November Meeting to sign up members to the website.  If you do register prior to the meeting, I will send you a password as soon as I verify the account. ~73 KB1WTI (more…)