CVARS Newsletter – February 2012




                MARCH MEETING

                CVARS WA7UHD Sunday Night Net Controller Schedule


                PRESIDENT'S CORNER

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When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2012

                6:45 PM Board Meeting

                7:00 PM Social Time

                7:30 PM General Meeting and Program

Where:   Lewis County Fire District 5 Administrative Building

                115 E Washington St; Napavine, WA

                Southwest corner of Washington & 2nd Ave; parking lot entrance is on 2nd Ave

Program: To be determined

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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. The net preamble is on the web site under the CVARS Info tab. Net controllers are:


                February           5    – Rita Pratt KE7YAB

                February         12    – Phillip Elliott AE7GO

                February         19    – Larry Pratt KE7YAC

                February         26    – Barbara Southern KF7ORJ


                March                 4    – James Van Ornum KG4YWD

                March              11    –

                March              18    –

                March              25    –


                April                    1    – James Van Ornum KG4YWD


The Net Controller Schedule can be found on the web site under the CVARS Info tab.

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James called the board meeting to order at 6:46 PM. Present were James Van Ornum, Barbara Southern, John Ellingson, Jim Campbell, Gary Litteer, and Larry Pratt. We discussed the 2011 budget. We started 2011 with $4410 and finished the year with $4946.


The expected expenses for 2012 were discussed. Because a number of the CVARS name tags were not picked up by their owners, Jim Campbell moved and Gary Litteer seconded, that we continue to offer one year free CVARS membership to newly licensed Technician hams, but charge a nominal fee for a name tag. The motion was passed unaminously.


The board meeting was closed at 7:17 PM.


James called the general meeting to order at 7:30 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag followed by people introducing themselves. The attendance sheets and CVARS Sunday 8PM Net Controller sheet were passed around.


Announcements started with a review of the 2012 calendar, which can be viewed on the web site home page, highlighting events in February and March.


Dick Morrison presented the program on being prepared for emergencies, with an excellent dialog with the audience. Topics included communications, food, water, heat, electricity and Go Packs. See:

for additional information on Preparing Your Home for Disasters, Preparing Your Family for Disasters, and Preparing a 72 Hour Emergency Kit, among other related topics.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:48 PM. There were 23 people attending.

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What a great program Dick Morrison presented on Emergency Preparedness. And what a great discussion ensued because of what Dick said and showed. Thank you, Dick, for the presentation and thank you Barbara for inviting Dick to talk about a topic dear to his heart. I am looking forward to March’s program!


73,  James Van Ornum, KG4YWD