CVARS Newsletter – September 2013




                NEXT MONTH’S MEETING

                CVARS WA7UHD Sunday Night Net Controller Schedule


                PRESIDENT'S CORNER

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When:        Wednesday, October 2, 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:   John Bertels – Dxpedition Experiences

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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:


                September       1    – Larry Pratt, KE7YAC

                September       8    – James Van Ornum, AE7TF

                September    15    – Linc Haymaker, K0ZCO

                September    22    – Barbara Southern, AC7ET

                September    29    – Doug Skaggs, KC7TPK


                October             6    – Rita Pratt, KE7YAB

                October           13    –

                October           20    – Paul Van Dyck, K7VWH

                October           27    – Barbara Southern, AC7ET

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The September 4, 2013 board meeting was called to order by President Chuck Verdon at 7:00 PM. Present were Chuck Verdon, Barbara Southern, James Van Ornum, John Ellingson, Gary Litteer and Larry Pratt.


Barbara Southern and Jim Campbell will serve as this year’s nominating committee and present a slate of nominations at the October meeting. Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the October meeting, the slate will be published in the October CVARS Newsletter and the election will take place at the November meeting.


It was agreed to hold the December Pot Luck Dinner in our current meeting room at Lewis County Fire District #6. John Ellingson volunteered to take care of the meat course. Additional details will be worked out during the October and November meetings.


It was agreed to move the January 1, 2014 meeting to January 8, 2014. James Van Ornum will confirm the date change, and the rest of the 2014 meeting nights, with Tim Kinder – the LCFD#6 Chief.


Don Gallon, K7LOP, has moved from the area. He was advising the Grade 4 to 6 Centralia School Radio Club, which meets 3 or 4 days a week after school. We are looking for volunteer(s) to pick up this service project.


It was agreed to reimburse John Ellingson $120 to cover the cost of food supplied for the Field Day activity.


The board meeting was adjourned at 7:11 PM.


Chuck called the general meeting to order at 7:31 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 September and October were reviewed.


James presented 3 clips extracted from episode #112 of Ham Nation podcast. These podcast can be found at Topics were monitoring HF transmitter signals with an oscilloscope, tracking down QRM – man-made noise, and K2BSA at the 2013 Boy Scout National Jamboree.


The meeting adjourned at 8:39 PM after drawing for 50/50. There were 28 people attending.