The last Meeting in 2020 will take place Tuesday, December 8, at 7:30 PM via the K1BKE Repeater, 146.895 MHz (100 Hz Tone). In a normal year we would have a Christmas Party at a local restaurant. This is certainly not a normal year. Our tentative Program will be “A Holiday Wish List”. What do you most hope for during this Season.
This On-The-Air Meeting will be followed by a “Zoom” Party, co-ordinated by Wolf, KA1VOU. The theme will be “Merry Ham Holidays”. Maybe we will vote on who is wearing the ugliest Christmas Sweater, the most impressive attire, or who shows off the tackiest gift. I know this is a poor substitute for the “Yankee Swap” but do you have a better idea?
73, Dale Clement, AF1T
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The Ballots have been counted, and the following CVRC Officers have been unanimously elected for 2021:
President – Wolf Seidlich, KA1VOU.
Vice-President – Dave Perrin, K1OPQ.
Secretary – Steve Jones, N1JHJ.
Treasurer – Michele Clement, W1MKY.
Many thanks to Lindsay Collins, K1JY, for thoroughly conducting and overseeing the Election process.
Please give the Officers your support in guiding the Club through these difficult times. In particular let everyone know how you are staying involved in Amateur Radio, by writing a brief note or article for the Club Web-Site, or by helping to co-ordinate an interesting on-the-air or Zoom Meeting. Are you passionate or knowledgeable about a topic that you can share? What Club activities would your participate in?
As for me, I’ll be around, lurking in the background, willing to provide assistance. I often monitor 146.52 MHz FM, and my phone number is: (603)-428-3840.
73, And farewell to a strange 2020.
Dale Clement, AF1T
All CVRC members who have paid dues for 2020 will have received a direct email regarding upcoming officer elections. This email includes voting instructions and timing.
If you believe that you should have receive the email regarding elections and did not receive it, promptly notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are scheduled to hold Election of Officers for 2021 at the November 10 Contoocook Valley Radio Club Meeting. This must be done by ballot. Without our physical presence, we will need to work out a balloting method.
Please consider being a candidate, or nominating someone else. The four positions are : President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. If you would like to run, please let me know at: 428-3840. I do not intend to run for President for 2021. We will post the slate of candidates before voting takes place.
73, Dale, AF1T
The October 13 Club Meeting will take place at 7:30 PM on the K1BKE Repeater (146.895 100 Hz Tone). Steve, N1JHJ, will discuss the topic of ” Finding A Good Radio Location”. This will address portable and fixed stations, practical antenna heights, obstructions, and issues of special concern to HF, VHF, and UHF/Microwave operation.
We will vote on reimbursing Frank, N1FDR, for expenses incurred in restoring our 442.400 MHz Repeater. Many thanks to him for accomplishing this successful task, as well as to Don, W1FKF, for donating the antenna, K1CFI, and NI1F for tower work, KB1RIJ, KC1CHJ, KB1QV, and others for their support.
Our regular CVRC Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 8, 7:30 to 8 PM, via our Repeater on 146.895 MHz (100 Hz PL). Then, at 8 PM, we are planning to follow the radio meeting with a presentation about ” HF Operating” by Barry, NF10, and Mary, NE1F, using Zoom. Vice President, Wolf Seidlich, KA1VOU, will be our Host. Look on Wolf’s Email, scroll down and click on the link to join the Zoom Meeting. See if you can get it set up a few minutes before the 8 PM starting time.
(You can read about another club’s success with Zoom in the July, 2020, QST, pages 61-62.)
Barry and Mary Whittemore now live on a 1600 Foot mountain in Unity. -It’s Ham Heaven! They are well known DXers and Contesters. Please don’t miss this one!
If there are any questions, please call Dale at 428-3840 or call Wolf at 321-8821
Our regular CVRC Meeting is scheduled for July 14, 7:30 to 8 PM, via our Repeater on 146.895 MHz (100 Hz PL). Then, at 8 PM, we are planning to follow the radio meeting with a presentation about Coaxial Cable by Bob Slettin, KB1QV, using Zoom. Vice President, Wolf Seidlich, KA1VOU, will be our Host. Look on Wolf’s Email, scroll down and click on the link to join the Zoom Meeting. See if you can get it set up a few minutes before the 8 PM starting time.
Bob, KB1QV, gave an excellent brief Field Day educational program about Coax, and he can share more insights about why we need to minimize the signal loss in our feed lines, and how this is actually achieved.
This annual event will take place June 27-28. Complete Rules are at http://www.arrl.org/field-day-rules This year, home participants may list their Club, and contribute to an aggregate Club score. Also, home stations using commercial power (Class D) may contact each other. So, please get on the air from home, or from our Club Station (or both), and credit the Contoocook Valley Radio Club!
The Club will operate a multi-transmitter station at my location (Class E, with generators and existing antennas). We will use the special call-sign K1B. Please let me know if you would like to operate a shift. My phone number is: 428-3840. There is room for a few tents, if anyone wishes to operate and camp out. We will need help with computer logging, copying the ARRL FD Bulletin, and social media promotion. Does anyone do Face Book? Plan to bring your own food. We may do a take-out Saturday noon or Sunday, after 2 PM, to be decided by those present. We will provide some menus for Henniker eateries. Please bring cash to cover your cost. The club will provide a Porta-Potty, generator fuel, and bottled water.
Please participate in our third “ON THE AIR” CVRC MEETING Tuesday, June 9, 7:30 to 8:30 PM, via the K1BKE Repeater, 146.895 FM (100 Hz PL). The big topic will be Field Day. You may have questions or comments about other topics as well. Many thanks to Ernie, W1MRQ, for hosting the May Meeting. There were 20 check-ins.