CVARS Newsletter – November 2012




                NEXT MONTH’S MEETING

                CVARS WA7UHD Sunday Night Net Controller Schedule


                PRESIDENT'S CORNER

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When:        Wednesday, December 5, 2012

                      6:00 PM Board Meeting

Where:       Virgil R Lee Community Building

                      corner of SW 13th Ave & SW William Ave


Program:   Pot Luck Dinner and gift exchange

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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. Net controllers are:



                November     11    – Rita Pratt, KE7YAB

                November     18    – Barbara Southern, KF7ORJ

                November     25    – Jeff Mayfield, KE7ACE


                December        2    – James Van Ornum, AE7TF

                December        9    –

                December      16    –

                December      23    –

                December      30    – James Van Ornum, AE7TF


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The board meeting started at 6:46 PM. Present were James Van Ornum, Barbara Southern, John Ellingson, Jim Campbell, Gary Litteer, and Larry Pratt. We reviewed the slate of nominees for the 2013 board and adjourned at 6:56 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.


James highlighted the ham activities on the calendar for November and December. The planning for this year’s Christmas Pot-Luck Dinner was reviewed:

—  6 PM,Wed,Dec 5, Virgil R Lee Community Building, corner of SW 13th Ave & SW William Ave, Chehalis

—  Family and friends invited

—  Club provides ham and turkey (John Ellingson)

—  Club provides coffee, soda, fruit drink (Rob Majoros)

—  Club provides cups, disposable plates and silverware (Rob Majoros)

—  Individuals bring salad, side dish, dessert

—  Individuals bring $10 exchange gift


The nominations for the 2013 board, Chuck Verdon, President; Barbara Southern, Vice-President; James Van Ornum, Secretary; and John Ellingson, Treasurer; was presented to the members present and approved with no additional nominations from the floor. The volunteers for the 2-year at-large boardf member, Loyann Munyon, Toby Vice and Don McDougall was presented. There were no additional nominations and Don McDougall was elected by paper ballot.


The program was a video demonstrating the JT-65 HF digital protocol. This was followed with a Hallicrafters video about the SCR 299 communications system developed for World War II.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:41 PM. There were 22 people attending.

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A special thank you is extended to all those who volunteered to run for a position on the 2013 CVARS Board. The vitality of the organization depends on the enthusiasm of its leaders which in turn depends on knowing that when you volunteer you are not making a lifetime commitment to that position.


73,  James Van Ornum, AE7TF