CVARS Newsletter – May 2015



                NEXT MONTH’S MEETING

                CVARS WA7UHD Sunday Night Net Controller Schedule

                MAY MEETING MINUTES




When:        Wednesday, June 3, 2015

                      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:   Lynn Burlingame, N7CFO

                      “Fox Delta Antenna Analyzer”


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                  10    – Linc Haymaker, K0ZCO

                May                  17    – Barbara Southern, AC7ET

                May                  24    – James Van Ornum, AE7TF

                May                  31    – Eugene O’Neill, AF7JM


                June                    7    –

                June                  14    –

                June                  21    –

                June                  28    – Jerry Randall, KE7SYZ




The May 6, 2015 board meeting was called to order by Linc Haymaker at 1848. Board members present were Linc Haymaker, Eugene O’Neill, James Van Ornum, Teresa Haymaker, Reita Campbell, John Ellingson and Don McDougall.


The Baw Faw repeater hardware recently taken out of service continues to be rejuvenated. Mike Payne is the technical lead.


The Lewis County Historic Bike Ride, sponsored by the Chehalis-Centralia Optimist Club, is on Saturday, May 9. Bill Harwell is the liaison between CVARS and the Optimist Club.


ARRL Field Day activities are Friday to Sunday, June 26 to 28. Chuck Verdon is coordinating the Centralia ARES and CVARS volunteers.


The CVARS 17th Annual Swapmeet on Saturday, July 25, is coordinated by John Ellingson.


Last month’s “Electronics Workshops” interest survey results and current planning is posted on the website.


Teresa reported a balance of $5,132.58 (a decrease of $15 from April) in the CVARS checking account at Security State Bank as of May 1, 2015. There is $3,886.61(an increase of $35) in the Baw Faw account. We need to have a Baw Faw presence at the CVARS Swapmeet. The Baw Faw Repeater web site ( now has an appearance different from the CVARS web site.


The board meeting was adjourned at 1900 by Linc Haymaker.


The May 6, 2015 general meeting was called to order by Linc Haymaker at 1930 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 included:

1.       A reminder that the refreshments are self sustaining, not included in CVARS membership;

2.       The Lewis County Historic Bike Ride is May 9. Ham support coordinated by Bill Harwell;

3.       Field day is June 26-28, coordinated by Chuck Verdon;

4.       The CVARS Swapmeet is July 25, coordinated by John Ellingson;

5.       Loren Moline is coordinating the Electronics Workshop activity and looking for a site;

6.       Dick Morrison is starting a technician license class on May 12, and Hugh Mac Donald is starting a class on May 13.

7.       Bruce recruited volunteers to help at Sea-Pac June 5-7.

8.       Check out for a way to let family and friends know your status after a disaster.


The speaker for the evening was Jim Pace, K7CEX. Jim presented a video of FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate’s keynote speech at the ARRL Centennial Convention. Craig talked about the importance of including Amateur Radio in Emergency Management planning.


The meeting was adjourned at 2036 after the 50/50 drawing. There were 31 people registering their attendance on the attendance sheets.