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CVRC Field day

This annual event will take place June 27-28.  Complete Rules are at  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.

June 9th meeting

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.

CVRC On the Air Meeting – May 12

Please participate in our “On-The-Air” CVRC Meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 7:30 to 8:30 PM.  It will be conducted by Ernie Gray, W1MRQ, via the K1BKE Repeater, 146.895 MHz FM (100 Hz PL).  We will have a format similar to last month’s meeting, with a “Q & A” (Question and Answer) Session.  Since you are probably home working on projects and antennas, there should be plenty to discuss.

CVRC On-the-air – April 14

Participate in an ON-THE-AIR CVRC MEETING on Tuesday, April 14,
7:30 to 8:30 PM. It will be conducted by our Secretary, Steve Jones,
N1JHJ, via the K1BKE Repeater, 146.895 MHz FM (100Hz PL). Since the cancelled Library Meeting would have been a “Show-and-Tell” Forum, we will continue this theme and invite you to briefly describe your projects or accomplishments.


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

CVRC Meeting Feb. 11th

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.

CVRC Events

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.