CVARS WA7UHD

CVARS  –  The
Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society
WA7UHD

ARRL special service club





WA7UHD

CHEHALIS VALLEY AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY

P. O. BOX 304 CHEHALIS, WA 98532

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OCTOBER, 2001 EDITOR KA7CVT

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2001 BOARD MEMBERS

Pres           Jim Kruger            KK7AB

1st V.P.     Loren Krenelka     KD7EMH

2nd V.P     Bill Harwell           KC7QHJ

3rd V.P.    Eric Gildersleeve   KD7CAO

Sec            Stacie Munro         KD7JPL

Treas.         Mike Schessler      KC7HTG

 

CLUB ACTIVITIES
** OCTOBER 3RD, 2001 ** is the next CVARS monthly meeting. Held at: First Baptist Church of Chehalis  1826 S. Market Blvd.  7:30 p.m.

 

2001 CALENDAR

September 30        CVARS Swap meet. Southwest Washington Fair Grounds. 9am to 2 pm.

October 6              ARES Set Drill.

 

NET CONTROL

SEPT 23    KC7ASV

SEPT 30    KC7QHJ

OCT 7       KK7AB

OCT 14     KA7EOV

OCT 21     KC7ASY

OCT 28     N7EIK

NOV 4      KC7TPK

NOV 11    K7OVN

NOV 18    KC7ASV

NOV 25    KC7QHJ

DEC 2       KK7AB

DEC 9       KA7EOV

 

ISSAQUAH RADIO CLUB

The Issaquah Radio Club sent a representative to speak for the July meeting of CVARS. CVARS in return sent Jim KC7ASV, Bill KC7QHJ, and Eric KD7CAO to their September Meeting.

Jim VanderMeer wrote:

On Wednesday, September 5th, myself-Jim V., Bill Harwell, and Eric Gildersleeve had the privilege of attending the monthly meeting of the Issaquah Amateur Radio Society, at the Issaquah Senior Center. The purpose of our visit was to "return the favor" by presenting a program. Most members will remember the great QRP presentation given by one of their members. (WE7X) Our presentation on antenna tuning tools was well received, and we thoroughly enjoyed their hospitality, and fine fellowship.

 

A couple of things caught our eyes, and were the topics of discussion in the car on the long ride home.

1) There was an apparent shortage of younger faces at their meeting, almost as bad as at CVARS. I know that this issue is being forcefully addressed by the ARRL, as it is apparent as an issue throughout ham radio in the USA. We at CVARS have been actively trying to attract and recruit younger folks to our hobby, with some success. It is my hope that we will step up our efforts in the near future. Quite literally, the future of our hobby hangs in the balance!

2)Another thing that we noticed, was that at the end of the meeting, everybody pitched in to help put things away, and clean up the room. The result was that order was restored in record time, and no one was stuck behind with the task.

3) Finally, I didn't hear any off color language, these guys were real gentlemen, in that respect. It occurs to me that first, we know that the law precludes impolite language from our on the air operation. In fact we all express anger at hearing that sort of thing on our bands, and we encourage prosecution of the rotten few that do it. Shouldn't we also abide by the same rules in our conduct at club meetings? We are, after all meeting in a church, whose members have been hospitable to the point of not asking rent. And, if we can practice good verbal etiquette on the air, why not at our club meetings?

4) All of us enjoyed the presentation by their group, and we enjoyed reciprocating. It is my hope that we can do a similar thing with other clubs. I think that we can learn from each other, and solidify the on the air friendships we have in ham radio.

 

73, Jim KC7ASV

 

EDITORS NOTES

The Editor for this paper is Karen Schessler. My address is P. O. Box
1372 Chehalis, WA 98532-0340. My phone is 360-748-6239. My e-mail is
kc7htg@localaccess.com.

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