CVARS WA7UHD

CVARS
The Chehalis Valley
Amateur Radio Society
WA7UHD

ARRL special service club




CVARS Newsletter – February 7, 2018

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

NEXT MONTH’S MEETING
When:        Wednesday, March 7, 2018
6:30 PM Board Meeting
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, WA
Program:"Telegraph Keys & Telegraphy," by Lynn Burlingame, N7CFO

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:  
February11 James Van Ornum, AE7TF
February18 Barbara Southern, AC7ET
February25
March 4

February 7, 2018 BOARD MEETING NOTES
MEMBERS PRESENT:
Eugene O'Neill; Jerry Randall; Veda Moline; John Ellingson; Loren Moline; Bill Knepper.
Absent was Paul Van Dyck.
Visitors: James Van Ornum, Gary Litteer, Corene Jones-Litteer.

CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order by the President at 18:33.

FINANCIAL REPORT:
Veda presented the following account summaries:
CVARS Account Balance:              $8,462.42
BAW FAW Account Balance:        $2,201.35

REPEATER REPORT:
Gerald Fischer has asked about the status of the 2016 donation for the use of his location for the 145.439 MHz repeater. James said that the board had approved a $150 donation at the November 2, 2016 board meeting for the 2016 calendar year. Also, a $150 donation was approved by the board on January 4, 2018 for the 2017 calendar year.

LIABILITY INSURANCE INVOICE:
James presented an invoice for $250 from Mercer Consumer to renew the club's liability insurance for the term of 3/22/2018 to 3/22/2019. Veda wrote CVARS check number 3291 and James mailed the renewal package the next day, 2/8/2018.

BAW FAW SITE LEASE INVOICE:
James presented an invoice for $850 from Weyerhaeuser to renew the club's Baw Faw repeater site lease for the 4th and final term of 2/28/2018 to 2/27/2019. The lease will need to be renegotiated by 2/27/2019. Veda wrote Baw Faw check number 5052 and James mailed the renewal package the next day, 2/8/2018.

ADDITIONAL BUSINESS:
James Van Ornum reminded the board that the ARRL Field Day is June 23 and 24 this year and we need to start planning with the Lewis County ARES and Centralia ARES groups.

Gary suggested we look into getting Jim Campbell's call sign (K7YZ) as athe club's vanity call in memory of Jim.

Gary suggested we need to be more proactive making visitors feel welcomed at our monthly meetings.

Gary also suggested that we have a pictorial membership directory that is displayed at the club meetings. It was also suggested that we put the pictorial directory on the cvars.org website.

ADJOURNMENT:
The board meeting was adjourned at 18:59.

February 7, 2018 PROGRAM NOTES
The February 7, 2018 general meeting was called to order by Eugene at 7:32 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 February and March calendars, which are available at http://cvars.org/, were presented.

The program was two YouTube videos:
  1. "Not Your Grandpa's Ham Radio," with Marty and Dennis at the Bay Area 2016 Maker Faire, by K6MFW at:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHwcfI9ONkM&t=2s
  2. "WM2U Sound Card Interface," by K7AGE, at:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmsFhz_dyAg&t=4s
The meeting adjourned at 8:35 PM. There were 25 people registering their attendance on the attendance sheet.

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