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…)

STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES FROM MAY 23, 2017

CONTOOCOOK VALLEY RADIO CLUB EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING -5/23/17 Present: Jen, Mike, Jeff, Larry, Steve Status of Scholarship Committee: Only 3 applications are available. Chairman Mike has about another 5 which we are not currently able to get a hold of. We are putting this committee activity on hold until we can contact Mike. Discussion: Should we change our tax status from 501 C7 to 501 C3. We called N1KPT, Dave Connor, accountant, for advice. After much discussion, we decided it was way out of our ability to change over, and way too expensive, also. Because of this, we are going to put a hold on the auction idea. After a query by Steve Jones, it was agreed to stop printing minutes of meetings on paper. We will just file them in various computers with backup capabilities. Mickie’s Treasurer’s Report was read and approved, although (more…)

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES FOR MAY 9 2017

CONTOOCOOK VALLEY RADIO CLUB May 9, 2017 There were 29 people present. Secretaries report and Treasurer’s Report were given. The above reports were accepted. After a report by Pete Jones on how he does auctions and the various successes he has had, a motion was made by Larry Beaglr and seconded by KB1CSI to do an auction for the support of the CVRC Scholarship Fund. All in favor with 1 nay. The Web Master gave us an update and indicated that the transition to a different web address was still in progress. President noted that the dates for Field Day were June 24th and 25th. Note for Band Captains: Bring your computers to the next June Meeting for a software update. Jen gave the menu for Field Day. As usual, it sounded real good! The cost is still $5.00 per meal. TRAINING SESSION: All (more…)

VSWR

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standing_wave_ratio In radio engineering and telecommunications, standing wave ratio (SWR) is a measure of impedance matching of loads to the characteristic impedance of a transmission line or waveguide. Impedance mismatches result in standing waves along the transmission line, and SWR is defined as the ratio of the partial standing wave‘s amplitude at an antinode (maximum) to the amplitude at a node (minimum) along the line. The SWR is usually thought of in terms of the maximum and minimum AC voltages along the transmission line, thus called the voltage standing wave ratio or VSWR (sometimes pronounced “vizwar”[1][2]). For example, the VSWR value 1.2:1 denotes an AC voltage due to standing waves along the transmission line reaching a peak value 1.2 times that of the minimum AC voltage along that line. The SWR can as well be defined as the ratio of the maximum amplitude to (more…)

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