CVARS WA7UHD

CVARS  –  The
Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society
WA7UHD

ARRL special service club





CVARS Newsletter – November 1, 2017

CONTENTS
NEXT MONTH’S MEETING
CVARS WA7UHD Sunday Night Net Controller Schedule
November BOARD MEETING NOTES
November PROGRAM NOTES

NEXT MONTH’S MEETING
When:        Wednesday, December 6, 2017
5:30 PM Setup
6:00 PM Doors Open
6:30 PM Eat
Where:Lewis County Fire District 6 Training Room
corner of SW 21th St & Jackson Highway
Chehalis, WA
Program:Christmas Potluck Dinner

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. Preamble is at:
   http://cvars.org/net_ctrl_form.html .
Net controllers are:  
November 5 Bill Harwell, AC7SR
November12 ____________________
November19 ____________________
November26 ____________________
 
December 3 Dick Morrison, K7KFM
December10 ____________________
December17 ____________________
December24 C A N C E L L E D
December31 C A N C E L L E D

November 1, 2017 BOARD MEETING NOTES
MEMBERS PRESENT:
Eugene O’Neill; Jerry Randall; Veda Moline; John Ellingson; Loren Moline; Bill Knepper.
Absent was Secretary Paul Van Dyck. Bill Knepper was appointed temporary Secretary.

CALL TO ORDER:
The Meeting was called to order by the President at 18:36.

LAST MONTH's MEETING MINUTES:
Minutes from the October meeting were not available so they will be amended and approved at the January meeting.

FINANCIAL REPORT:
Veda presented the following account summaries:
CVARS Account Balance:              $ 8,547.37
BAW FAW Account Balance:        $ 2,765.49
The ability to use PayPal for payments and donations is now active and was reflected in transactions in the October financial report.

BAW FAW REPEATER CONTROLLER:
Eugene updated the group on the BawFaw repeater. The amplifier was too strong and was cut in half to 50 watts. There were tone issues and audio level issues. More effort will be invested in tuning it with the proper equipment. Because of that it was brought down and a substitute was installed.

ELECTIONS:
Each member of the board present agreed to serve another term in their respective positions. This will be presented to the general membership in today’s meeting.

CHRISTMAS PARTY:
The Christmas Party was planned and a suggested limit of $20 for gifts if one wants to participate in the gift exchange. Eugene will ask Linda to design the game for the presents.

Linda Morrison has propose a different exchange gift game called Left-Right Christmas Game. More details are at:
https://www.whiteelephantrules.com/left-right-christmas-game/

LEWIS COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES:
Under other business, James distributed a directory of Amateur Radio Groups and Activities he compiled to help Hams know what is available for meeting other Hams and for learning about the hobby.

ADJOURNMENT:
The Board meeting was adjourned at 18:58.

November 1, 2017 PROGRAM NOTES
The November 1, 2017 general meeting was called to order by Eugene at 7:28 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag followed by people introducing themselves. The attendance signin, 2018 Refreshments, Christmas Pot-Luck and CVARS Sunday 8PM Net Controller sheets were passed around.

The November and December calendars, which are available at http://cvars.org/, were presented.

The Christmas Pot Luck dinner is December 7, 2016:
Family and Friends Invited –
─ Club provides meat course and beverage
─ Bring your own place setting
─ Bring a salad, side dish and/or dessert (coordinate with Veda Moline)
─ Adults may bring a $20, genderless, ADULT "Christmas Game" gift per participant.

An Amateur Radio License exam is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, 7 PM at the LDS Church, 2195 Jackson Highway. Klaus Neubert, AC7MG, noted that the Olympia Amateur Radio Society, http://oars-ve.duckdns.org/, has exams monthly at 6 PM on the 3rd Wednesday.

Dick Morrison announced that he is holding a Technician Class at 7 PM on the 5 Tuesdays in January at the LDS Church, 2195 Jackson Highway.

Don Jones, KO7I, talked about Tri-Plexers, coaxial stub filters, dual in-band station operations, and his Field Day experiences. He displayed a yagi triplexer with bandpass filters based on the article "HF Yagi Triplexer Especially for ARRL Field Day" by Gary Gordon, K6KV, June 2010 QST, pages 37-40. Some other references include:
- Northern California Contest Club: https://www.nccc.cc/
- Jim Brown, K9YC: http://audiosystemsgroup.com/publish.htm
- George Cutsogeorge, W2VJN: "Managing Interstation Interference"

Suggestions included maintaining at least 300 feet between antennas when using a maximum of 100 watts per Field Day transceiver. Support a yagi with ropes between trees to gain additional heigth. Use RG-213 for making coaxial stub filters. Don't use RG-8. Air core coils have higher Q then torroidal coils.

The meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM. There were 24 people registering their attendance on the attendance sheet.

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