Steering Committee Minutes for April 25, 2017

CONTOOCOOK VALLEY RADIO CLUB EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING – 4/25/17 Discussion: The meeting began shortly after 7:00 pm.  There were 10 people present: Steve J., Mike, Larry, Frank, Ken, Jen, our President, Dale, Mickie, Jeff and Pete. There was discussion to look at ideas for future projects, on the order of the successful one just completed, the construction of a ground plane antenna. Some recommendations were to refer to U Tube videos by Dave Tadlock and KG6ZZ. Suggested we consider filter kits, other antennas, soldering, etc. Jen noted that Elmering is very important and should strongly be encouraged.  We need to try to organize the effort. Scholarship Committee:  Noted that there are now 8 applications for the scholarship we wish to offer. We decided that the CVRC as a whole will not be reading individual applications. That chore is the Review Committees job and they (more…)

Regular Meeting Minutes for April 11, 2017

CONTOOCOOK VALLEY RADIO CLUB GENERAL MEETING – 4/11/17 The meeting started at 7:31 with 25 people in attendance. The Secretary’s report and the Treasurer’s Report were given. It was added that Jeff Shaw, KB1WTI, gave a presentation on why we need emergency communications. The report was then approved. The Treasurer’s report was given.  It was noted that $440 was taken in in dues and Mickie deposited 916.92 from the Flea Market.  The report was approved. The Secretary gave a report on the previous Steering Committee meeting of March 30th. The Chair asked for a motion to increase the potential offer to Sarah Dustin for John Moore’s antenna tower to$350.00.  The current amount to be offered is $200.00. Redacted at Request of Treasurer – KB1WTI The Scholarship Committee chair, Mike Plunkett gave a report and indicated that he had to extend the deadline for applications, by (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…)


CONTOOCOOK VALLEY RADIO CLUB GENERAL MEETING – 3/21/17 There were 24 people present at the meeting. The minutes of the 2/28/17 Gen. Mtg. were read and approved. The Treasurers Report was given. The club is financially very stable. The good news is that we have exceeded the goal of collecting $200 for the club Scholarship fund. Totals for the income from the Flea Market were the same, if not better than last years. Congratulations to all who worked so hard on planning and executing the event. Special thanks to Jeff and Jen Shaw, Mickie Clement and others for their leadership and experience. Overall, the event was very successful. Also special thanks to the vendors and the presenters. Comment from Steve Jones: a) There were many people who indicated that they had a really good time and would be back. This comment from vendors, as (more…)


CONTOOCOOK VALLEY RADIO CLUB EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING – 2/28/17 There were 10 people present. The meeting started at 7:05 pm. There was discussion of trying to continue the ill-fated K1BKE repeater net. No strong conclusions reached. Noted that we will post an invite for volunteers to lead the net, to see if anyone else is interested in trying to resurrect it. The Treasurer’s Report was given by Mickie. Noted that she paid out $600.00 for the new Fusion repeater. Steve Jones read the previous General Meeting minutes. Both minutes were accepted. The club’s insurance is for $6000.00 approx. Mickie had it adjusted to include the new repeater. It was noted by Steve Jones that old HRO gift certificates that have not been used by recipients now amount to approx. $213.00 in value. It was suggested that we attach notes to the gifts stating that (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…)

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