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CVRC Meeting – November 12th

The Contoocook Valley Radio Club regular meeting will be held on Nov. 12, 7:30 PM, at the Hopkinton Library, 61 Houston Drive, in Contoocook. “Cal” Calvito, WA1WOK, from Ham Radio Outlet, will show and discuss the latest equipment for our Christmas Wish Lists. We will, also, hold Election Of Officers. For more information call Dale at: 428-3840.

At our Oct. CVRC Meeting, Doug Alwine, AB1GW, filmed Joe Reiserts, W1JR’s Talk on Hearing, then made DVD’s of the Talk. He will bring them on Nov. 12.

Join us, at 6:15, as we treat Cal to dinner at Dimitri’s before the Meeting.

 

CVRC Family Picnic

The CVRC Family Picnic, 12 to 5 PM, at Elm Brook Park, Hopkinton, on Sunday, July 14. We will have the same Pavillion. It is the first on the right, #4. Drinks are provided. Bring your favorite dish for a “Pot Luck”. Swimming, Fishing, and a Rest Room, are available. Ken Wilkens, K1MID, will provide a hidden transmitter for a “Fox Hunt”.  The Entrance Fee for Elm Brook Park is $5.00 per carload, or free with a National Park Pass. Bring your whole family for a fun day!

CVRC Field Day

The CVRC Emergency Preparedness Exercise, “Field Day”, will take place 2 PM, Sat., June 22 until 2 PM on Sunday, June 23. The location will be at the property of Dale and Mickie Clement (AF1T and W1MKY) – 49 Corbin Road, in Henniker (for GPS, put, 1 Tower Road). We will be operating with generators and pre-existing antennas. If you wish to participate, please call us, ahead, at 428-3840. Also, let us know if you want one or more meals at $5.00 each. There will be Sat. Lunch at Noon, Supper at 6 PM, Sunday Breakfast at 8 AM, and Sunday Lunch at 2 PM. We will need operators and loggers, and a few people to help put up the tent at 10 AM on Friday, and to help with take down after Lunch on Sunday. Drinks are provided for the whole weekend. We hope you will visit, and maybe get on the air for an hour or two. To get all of the available Bonus Points, we will need a site visitation from an elected official and a representative of an agency (eg. Red Cross, Emergency Management, Law Enforcement). Can someone arrange a Site Visitation?

CVRC Upcoming programs

Regular CVRC Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM, in the Hopkinton Library Guest Room, at 61 Houston Drive in Contoocook.

May 21:  Our Guest Presenter will be Carl Achin, WA1ZCQ, from the New England QRP Club.  Learn about what can be done with just a few watts!

June 11: Field Day Program.  Details TBD.

CVRC 60th Anniversary Party – April 9th

Tuesday night, April 9, at 7:30, join us at the Hopkinton Library at 61
Houston Ave. in Contoocook.  We will have a nice Celebration!

Bring any photos or stories to share.  We will honor Louise French,
K1LAS, and Ken Wilkens, K1MID, as  Founding Members!

73,

  Larry, KB1RIJ, Steve, N1JHJ, and Jen, K1JNE

  Mickie, W1MKY, and Dale, AF1T

Contoocook Valley Radio Club Upcoming Events

Happy New Year! The CVRC celebrates its 60th Anniversary in 2019. As your elected Vice-President, I am expected to solicit Club programs. Input from you, the Members, is needed to keep our Meetings interesting. If you have a specific topic and presenter in mind, please let me know at: Tel. 428-3840, or email dpclement@tds.net I will pursue the suggestion. Detailed contact information will help.

Monthly meetings are normally held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, at The Hopkinton Library in Contoocook, at 61 Houston Drive, off of Pine Street.

2019 CVRC MONTHLY MEETINGS- TENTATIVE PROGRAMS

  • Jan. 8: Show and Tell – Bring your projects or gadgets to show us!
  • Jan. 15- Alternate snow date if Jan. 8 Meeting is postponed.
  • Feb. 12: Digital Communications
  • March 12: Optical Communications – Talking Over a Beam of Light. AF1T, N1JHJ, and W1RGA.
  • April 9: 60th Anniversary Program – Club History.
  • May 14: S.O.T.A. – Summits-On-The-AIR. -Portable Operating.
  • June 11: Field Day Program
  • July 9: Field Day Wrap-Up Program TBD.
  • Aug 13, Sept 10, October 8, Nov. 12 Programs to be determined.
  • Nov. 12 – Election of 2020 Officers

December – No meeting at Library. Annual Family Christmas Party will be
held at a local restaurant.

Business Meetings normally take place two weeks after the regular Meetings. All Members are invited to participate in Club affairs.

73,

Dale Clement, AF1T