CONTOOCOOK VALLEY RADIO CLUB EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING – 6/21/16 There were 15 people present for this final Field Day Planning Meeting. This is an unusually large gathering for an Exec. Bd. Mtg. We had further discussion of Gerry Hull’s idea of a remote station being set up for the primary use of CVRC members. It was moved, seconded, voted and passed to defer discussions on this matter until Gerry returns and after Field Day. Jock came to the meeting and can operate 40 meters but we still need a 40 meter Band Captain. * Jeff (KB1WTI) and Jim McElroy will man the GOTA station and Jeff will be Captain of that operation. SO – 50 will be the target satellite for Steve and Dale. Steve will obtain satellite data. We all gather at 10:00 am Friday morn for the big setup. We will operate (more…)

Regular Meeting Minutes for June 07, 2016

CONTOOCOOK VALLEY RADIO CLUB GENERAL MEETING JUNE 7, 2016 1. There were 21 people present at the meeting. 2. Money was collected for Field Day meals, by the Treasurer. 3. Pre Field Day setup schedule: Thurs. 1:00 pm – layout the field….. Fri. 10:00 am setup in earnest… much help needed. Lunch to those who work…. Evening meal at Sal’s Pizza – on your own. 4. Next Business mtg. will be 6/21/16 at 7:00 pm at Dale’s place…. Corbin Rd. Henniker. Note: This is another exception date… this is NOT the last Tuesday of the month, as is usually the case. 5. We ran the WMUR video on previous Field Day events. 6. VP Larry ran a Power Point Video on using a logging program on Field Days. 7. The secretary’s report was given. It was moved to accept, seconded, voted at passed. 8. (more…)

Exec. Board Meeting May 24, 2016

CONTOOCOOK VALLEY RADIO CLUB EXEC. BD. MTG. 5/24/16 1. There were 8 people present: President, Vice Pres., Sec’y., Treas., Ken Wilkens, Frank Ross, Dale Clement, Jeff Shaw. 2. Dale reported on availability of Elm Brook State Park, for July 24th picnic. 3. Motion was made to have Club Picnic at Jen and Jeff’s house on Sat., July 23rd. Motion Seconded, voted and passed. 4. The rain date will be Sunday, July 24th . 5. Fred and Anita volunteered to demonstrate HF mobile operations at the picnic. 6. We must send a notice of the picnic out on the web, etc. in a timely fashion. 7. Reminder: Only club members can eat free. FIELD DAY PLANNING: 8. The GOTA tent will double as the 80 meter tent at night. 9. Al Bardwell will bring the 80 meter antenna. 10. Dale will provide a mast for (more…)

N1FOJ – John “El Presidente” Moore – SK

John Moore, N1FOJ 1953-2016 Here are some kind words from his friend, Mr. Mike, W1RC: “It is with deep regret that I report that our friend, John Moore, N1FOJ, passed away on Friday April 8th 2016. it was expected and death came to him as a blessing and a relief. I am sad but happy for him, his many friends and family that his long suffering has finally come to an end. John was “El Presidente” of the Contoocook Valley Radio Club (CVRC) for many years. He and this directors took over when the club was essentially dying and revived to to what it is today; a vibrant, well attended popular organization with many members, a seriously active Field Day effort and a very positive bank balance. John was also a very accomplished DXer. His 333 confirmed countries gave him “High Honor Roll” ARRL (more…)


The Contoocook Valley Radio Club Picnic/cookout/foxhunt July 15, 2001     In lieu of the regular club meeting in July, the club voted at its June meeting to have an outing at Elm Brook Park in Hopkinton Sunday July 15. The weather could not have been more pleasant! Skip Doughty, N1PHZ, brought the necessary tools and cooking equipment, Dave Connors, N1TKP, and his daughter Chris gave generously of their time to cook and serve the food. On arrival, many of the members who brought their HT’s were seen walking around the park trying to locate the “FOX” that Ken Wilkens, K1MID, had hidden the day before. Unofficially, Tim Firkowski, KB9DGB found the hidden transmitter first and then Jason Greene, N1IIC, The best homebrew antenna was Dale’s, AF1T.   Club members who attended were:   Jason, N1IIC Ellie O’Hearn, KB1EFJ Tim, KB9DGB Ken, K1MID and (more…)


Contoocook Valley Radio Club Business Meeting July 5, 2001 Minutes     Pres. Jason, N1IIC opened the meeting at 7:32, July 5, 2001, at his home in Bow, NH.   Members in attendance: Jason Greene, N1IIC; Dale Clement, AF1T; Al Marin, K1CYJ, Shawn Upton, KB1CKT, Tim Firkowski, KB9DGB, Al Bardwell, NS1O, Don Curtis, N1ZIH.   Field Day wrap-up: Tim collected the remaining dupes sheets. Jason also mentioned that he had the logs on diskettes for those who utilized computer logging. The ARRL bonus checklist was reviewed. Tim brought 175 photos that he took during the weekend. He will download those and other photos and videos, yet to be contributed, to a CD which then will be reproduced and made available for purchase by club members. Forty seven (47) people visited the field day site. Tower Issue: The erecting and lowering of towers, safety issues, (more…)


The Contoocook Valley Radio Club Minutes of the Regular Meeting Jun 12, 2001   President Jason Green, N1IIC, called the meeting to order at 7:17 P.M. at the Hopkinton Library site.   Twenty-eight (28) members and quests were in attendance. The non-hams guests were Ryan Jones and Mark Weber.   First Time Attendees were Lee Scott, AA1YN, of Hooksett, Dan Daly, KB1GSA, and Russ Ouellette, K1OB, of Penacook.   Health and Welfare   Scott Clay, N1ZGO, gave a short update on Bob Sandborn, W1BDC, who is a resident of the Old Soldiers Home in Tilton.   Program – Field Day   Tim Firkowski, KB9DGB, Field Day Chairman, introduced Jerry Blanchard, K1BBQ, Co-chair, who gave a slide presentation of the Field Day planning results.   After the program there was a 20-minute break.   Business Meeting   Jason called the meeting back to order at 8:45. (more…)


Contoocook Valley Radio Club Business Meeting May 22, 2001 Minutes   Pres. Jason, N1IIC opened meeting at 7:30, May 22, 2001, at the Legionnaires Home in Warner, NH.   Members in attendance: Jason Greene, N1IIC; Jerry Blanchard, K1BBQ; Dale Clement, AF1T; Al Marin, K1CYJ, Shawn Upton, KB1CKT, Tim Firkowski, KB9DGB, Ken Wilkens, K1MID and Skip Doughty, N1PHZ.   Former WA1LDS, Lee, Attended the meeting. The following topics were discussed: 1. For the June meeting program, some one from the Central NH Radio Club will speak. 2. Ken Wilkens outlined the July Club Outing: a. The Place of the outing will be at Elm Brook Park, b. Date: July 15, c. Site reserved: #4 at $40 and reserved till 11AM, d. The price of admission will be $1 a head or $3 per car load, e. Ken will write up the instructions to be included (more…)

Regular Meeting Minutes For May 8, 2001

The Contoocook Valley Radio Club Minutes of the Regular Meeting May 8, 2001   Vice President Dale Clement, AF1T, called the meeting to order at 7:28 P.M. at the Hopkinton Library site.   Twenty-three (23) members and quests were in attendance. The non-hams guests were Nick French and Mark Weber. Paul Gifford of Hollis, K1NL, and Mike Dawson, of Derry, KD1UC came to take part in the program   Program – Fox Hunting   Paul Gifford of Hollis, K1NL, Mike Dawson, of Derry, KD1UC, and Ken Wilkens, K1MID took part in a forum concerning Fox Hunting. Many facets of the topic where very interestingly covered. Mike passed along a reference book entitled “Antenna Fox Hunts” with an ISP # of 0830627014 and he talked about his home made antennas used in his fox hunting experiences. Paul related many stories about fox hunting on 10 (more…)

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