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Minutes for General Meeting February 13, 2018

CONTOOCOOK VALLEY RADIO CLUB GENERAL MEETING – 2/13/18 There were 20 people present tonite. Steve Jones gave the General Meeting Report from 1/9/18. The report stood as presented. Mickie gave the Treasurer’s Report. The report stood as presented. There were no reports from the Repeater Committee as Frank and Larry were presenting at another meeting and could not be present. Steve Jones gave the Executive Committee Report of 1/30/18. The report stood as presented. Noted that the next Executive Committee meeting will be at Jen’s house on 2/27/18. All are welcome. The Business Meeting adjourned at 7:49 pm. Pasha Roberts, W1LMT, our presenter, began his presentation on Lightning Detection. He spoke of many integrated Lightning Detection nodes which are all over the world. See Lightning Maps. Com This is a do-it-your-self, open source, Lightning Detection System. The average Lightning Bolt is heard best between (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…)

Steering Committee Minutes for September 26, 2017

CVRC STEERING COMMITTEE MTG. September 26, 2017 Meeting started at 7:16 pm. Present: Larry Beagle, Steve Jones, Mickie and Dale Clement, Frank Ross, Mike Plunkett, Jen & Jeff Shaw. Mike reviewed some questions he had relative to the continuing activities of the Scholarship Committee. As a result of discussion the following conclusions are agreed to: We will strive for a $400 dollar goal this year. Mike will try to identify 3 fund raising people to assist him in his activities. This year the following schools will be contacted: JS., Hop., Kear., MV, and possibly CHS. Mike wishes to continue with the use of a 5 judge panel. He still wants to continue with the use of collection cans. He wants to investigate the use for fund raising, of printing or embroidering ‘T’ shirts. He wishes to have each of the 3 fundraisers carry receipt (more…)

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…)


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…)


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…)