Governor Sununu has ordered all schools in New Hampshire closed until a reassessment some time around April 3rd.
This, of course, means that our Flea Market is cancelled for the 22nd and rescheduling is uncertain at this time.
We certainly look forward to seeing you at some time in the future, but at this time, we wish to have you all be safe and healthy.
Sincerely, Steve Jones, CVRC Secretary, N1JHJ
On Tuesday, Feb. 11th, we will have our monthly meeting at the Hopkinton library, on Houston St. in Hopkinton.
The meeting will highlight an emergency communications forum presented by Rob Farley, k1cfi.
Rob will discuss ARES (the amateur radio emergency service) and will be accompanied by others. Cars, (the capital area repeater society) will also be discussed. Others will also join that conversation.
Rob is extremely well qualified to discuss these activities, especially based on his many years as a professional in this area.
Many of us will join up at Dimitri’s, around 6:00 pm for dinner, prior to the meeting which starts around 7 to 7:30 pm.
Grab your flea market flyer with everything you need to know here.
Our Annual Hamfest/Flea Market is scheduled for Sunday, March 22, 8 AM to 2 PM, at the Henniker Community School. It’s our major fund-raiser, and as always, we need volunteers. The Chairman is Richard (Butch) Leshner, K1RTL. Contact him to help or to reserve a table, at:
2020 Upcoming Events (incomplete List)
Jan. 14, Tuesday, 7:30 PM, CVRC Regular Meeting, 61 Houston Dr.,
Contoocook. Speaker: Tom Perkins, AC1J, “Nerd Success- 60+ Years of
Ham Radio”, weather permitting.
Jan. 18, (Sat). 2 PM to Jan. 19, (Sunday) 11 PM ARRL VHF Contest.
Jan. 25 (Sat). 2 PM to Jan 26, (Sun) 2 PM, Winter Field Day.
Feb. 10 (Mon.) 8 AM to Feb. 14 (Friday) 7 PM. ARRL School Club Roundup.
Feb. 11 (Tuesday) CVRC Meeting, 7:30 PM. To Be Determined.
Mar. 10 (Tuesday) CVRC Meeting, 7:30 PM. To be Determined.
March 22 (Sunday) 8 AM to 2 PM CVRC Hamfest/Flea Market, Henniker
Community School, 51 Western Ave.
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.
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!
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?
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.