CVARS Newsletter – March 2013




                NEXT MONTH’S MEETING

                CVARS WA7UHD Sunday Night Net Controller Schedule


                PRESIDENT'S CORNER

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When:        Wednesday, April 3, 2013

                      6:45 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



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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:


                March                 3    – Rita Pratt, KE7YAB

                March              10    – Larry Pratt, KE7YAC

                March              17    – Barbara Southern, KF7ORJ

                March              24    – Dick Morrison, K7KFM

                March              31    – Jeff Mayfield, KE7ACE


                April                    7    –

                April                  14    –

                April                  21    –

                April                  28    –


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The March 6, 2013 board meeting was called to order by President Chuck Verdon at 6:50 PM. Present were Chuck Verdon, Barbara Southern, James Van Ornum, John Ellingson, Larry Pratt, and Don McDougall. The treasurer reported $5266.16 cash on hand. James presented a bill for the club’s liability insurance yearly premium of $250 due 3/22/2013. It was moved and seconded that we pay this bill and approved by a unanimous vote of the board members. James also recommended that we donate $100 to the Fire Dogs Association, a benevolent association in Lewis County Fire District #6, to show the club’s appreciation for the use of the meeting room. It was moved and seconded that we make this donation and approved by a unanimous vote of the board members. The board meeting was adjourned at 6:55 PM.


Chuck 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 March and April.


Dick Morrison talked about amateur radio in the Phillipines – the similarities and diffenerces with amateur radio in the United States of America. He also talked about bunny/fox hunting antennas, displaying a commercial 3-element yagi, a loop antenna, and an active attenuator available from Arrow.


Mike Payne conducted tours of the sheriff’s department new command vehicle that was recently obtained through federal surplus channels.


The meeting adjourned at 8:50 PM after the 50/50 drawing. There were 28 people attending.


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Hello all, hope this finds you all doing well, that you are fairing the winter weather so far this year. Now is the time that we all think about the up coming spring, putting up antenna's, working on some towers and putting a antenna or two together, so let’s be safe in doing so please.


Our Vice President has been busy working on new programs for the club meetings in the future such as digital presentations, talks on those old radio that glow in the dark, DX talks and many other exciting things.. Way to go Barbara ! !


James our secretary has been keeping me on track and helping me plan a few things as well, we seem to cross paths at many of the same events now days, hummm I'm starting to wonder.


I have been busy with many things, playing with old tube radio's thanks to John K7OSK, doing my duties on two ARRL committee's and keeping my digital system up and running along with all the honey does the XYL seems to come up with.


I'd like to thank John for the great presentation we had last meeting and look forward to Dick Morrison's presentation at the next meeting. Also a big thank you to all the board members in supporting the upgrade in funding for the repeater site.


If you’re out and about playing with antennas or working in the shack please be safe, we want to talk to you and not about you.


One added note, Bob Willey KD7OWN has had back surgery in the last week, we wish him God’s speed in recovery, please drop Bob a card and wish him well.


73,   Chuck Verdon, W5KAV