CVARS WA7UHD

CVARS  –  The
Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society
WA7UHD

ARRL special service club





CVARS Newsletter – January 2016

 

CONTENTS

                NEXT MONTH’S MEETING

                CVARS WA7UHD Sunday Night Net Controller Schedule

                JANUARY MEETING MINUTES

 

NEXT MONTH’S MEETING

 

When:        Wednesday, February 3, 2016

                      6:45 PM Board Meeting in Commissioners Meeting Room

                      7:00 PM Social Time

                      7:30 PM Program

Where:       Lewis County Fire District 6 Training Room

                      corner of SW 21th St & Jackson Highway

                      Chehalis

Program:   TBD 

 

CVARS WA7UHD Sunday Night Net Controller Schedule

 

The CVARS WA7UHD Net meets Sunday at 8 PM local time on 145.430 MHz –offset, 110.9 Hz tone. Net controllers are:

                January            10    - Barbara Southern, AC7ET

                January            17    - Eugene O’Neill, AF7JM

                January            24    - Bill Harwell, AC7SR

                January            31    - Paul Van Dyck, K7KFM

 

                February           7    - James Van Ornum, AE7TF

                February         14    - Dick Morrison, K7KFM

 

JANUARY MEETING MINUTES

 

The January 6, 2016 board meeting was called to order by Linc Haymaker at 6:22 pm. Board members present were Linc Haymaker, Eugene O’Neill, James Van Ornum, Teresa Haymaker, Veda Moline, Paul Van Dyck, Don McDougall, and John Ellingson.

 

We still need a Refreshments Chairperson for 2016. We need to pass out Sign-up sheet for refreshments

 

James reported that an application for the email address WA7UHD@arrl.net has been submitted. It is ae7tf@cvars.org .

 

Teresa revised the CVARS Bylaws and creating a CVARS Policies document.

 

Eugene motioned to except the bylaws as written

Paul seconded

James suggested we have a working copy could be on the website under the documents.

Boarded passed and the membership will vote on the changes at the next meeting. The changes will be posted on the CVARS website.

 

The job description will be sent to the board members.

 

Baw Faw is going to need some work. We need a new receive antenna. The requirements are that the antenna cannot come apart due to only wanting to go up once.

 

Secretary will send a letter to Baw Faw Repeater users that have not already donated.

 

Treasurer’s report:      CVARS balance is $5,813.15, 12/11

Baw Faw balance is $4,547.77, 12/31, estimated invoice for $850 to lease the repeater location

 

The board meeting was adjourned at 7:10 pm by Linc Haymaker.

 

The January 6, 2016 general meeting was called to order by Linc Haymaker at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag followed by people introducing themselves. The attendance sheets, CVARS Sunday 8PM Net Controller sheet, sign-up sheets for monthly refreshments were passed around.

 

Announcements included:

1.       Jan 13    7–9 PM, Monthly Digital Radio Workshop

2.       Jan 18    6:30 PM, Semimonthly Centralia ARES Meeting.

3.       Jan 20    7–9 PM, Monthly Lewis County ARES Meeting

4.       Jan 28    7:00 PM, Monthly Electronics Workshop – "Amplifier Design"

5.       Feb 20   9 AM–3 PM, Salem Hamfair & Computer/Electronics Swapmeet

6.       Mar 5    9 AM–3 PM, Mike & Key Electronics Show & Fleamarket

7.       Apr 9–10 9 AM–5 PM, Communications Academy

8.       National Parks on the air 2016 how many people can get as many parks throughout the year. http://www.arrl.org/npota

9.       Dues are due at this time. $15.

 

The speaker for the evening was Loren Moline, WA7SKT demonstration on software defined radio to receive frequencies from 25-1700 MHz.

 

Software

·         SDR sharp (radio receiver) http://www.rtl-sdr.com/tag/sdrsharp/

·         ADSB Scope (air craft with map)

·         RTL-1090 (air craft without map) http://rtl1090.web99.de/

Hardware

·         RTL-SDR Dongle receiver $20 on Ebay

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm after the 50/50 drawing. There were 27 people registering their attendance on the attendance sheets.

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