CVARS Newsletter – May 2013




                NEXT MONTH’S MEETING

                CVARS WA7UHD Sunday Night Net Controller Schedule


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When:        Wednesday, June 5, 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


Program:   To Be Announced

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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:



                May                     5    – Larry Pratt, KE7YAC

                May                  12    – James Van Ornum, AE7TF

                May                  19    –

                May                  26    – Barbara Southern, AC7ET


                June                    2    –

                June                    9    –

                June                  16    –

                June                  23    –

                June                  30    –

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The May 1, 2013 board meeting was called to order by President Chuck Verdon at 7:05 PM. Present were Chuck Verdon, Barbara Southern, James Van Ornum, John Ellingson, Larry Pratt, and Don McDougall.


The board approved plans to hold Field Day at Borst Park again this year, with setup on Friday, 6/21, starting around 5:30 PM. $125 was approved for food. John will arrange for a Port-A-Potty.


James reported that the certificate of Insurance was requested on 4/26 for the Swapmeet on July 27 (it arrived via eMail on 5/2, and was forwarded to John). The board approved the purchase of 10 Baofeng UV-5R dual band hand held transceivers, with 3 to be used as door prizes at the Swapmeet, and 7 to be sold to CVARS members. Additional planning details for the Swapmeet will be discussed at the July 3 CVARS meeting.


The board meeting was adjourned at 7:28 PM.


Chuck called the general meeting to order at 7:32 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. The ham activities on the calendar for May, June and July were highlighted. Chuch announced a study group for the General Class license being held on Thursdays at 6:30 PM at the Centralia EOC (2nd floor of the Centralia City Hall, 118 Maple St). It was suggested that John Ellingson send a Swapmeet flyer to the Radio Club of Tacoma.


Jim Pace presented a program about his experiences with the JT-65 weak signal digital communication mode on HF. This mode was developed by Joe Taylor, K1JT, especially for meteor scatter, ionoshperic scatter, and “moonbounce” (EME) on VHF and UHF frequencies. See Joe’s web site at:

Free software available at:
       (has a problem when checked on 5/6/2013)



provides an easy to use interface to this mode. This mode has a distinctive sound and can be heard at:

             160m        1.838 MHz

               80m        3.576 MHz

               40m        7.076 & 7.039 MHz

               30m        10.139 MHz

               20m        14.076 MHz

               17m        18.102 & 18.098 MHz

               12m        24.917 MHz

               10m        28.076 MHz


The meeting adjourned at 8:26 PM after drawing for 50/50. There were 20 people registering their attendance.