CVARS Newsletter – September 2015



                NEXT MONTH’S MEETING

                CVARS WA7UHD Sunday Night Net Controller Schedule





When:        Wednesday, October 7, 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:   Professor Pat Pringle, “Earthquakes”


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       6    – Barbara Southern, AC7ET

                September    13    – Bill Harwell, AC7SR

                September    20    – Paul Van Dyck, K7VWH

                September    27    – Jerry Randall, KE7SYZ


                October             4    – Linc Haymaker, K0ZCO

                October           11    – Bill Harwell, AC7SR

                October           18    – Teresa Haymaker, N4MBA

                October           25    – Eugene O’Neill, AF7JM




The September 2, 2015 board meeting was called to order by Linc Haymaker at 1853. Board members present were Linc Haymaker, Eugene O’Neill, James Van Ornum, Teresa Haymaker, Reita Campbell and John Ellingson.


Treasurer’s report:      CVARS balance is $5,765.03, a decrease of $47.83 from last month.

                                            Baw Faw balance is $4,462.61, no change from last month. The Baw Faw fund has received $398 in donations this year plus a $500 designated gift.


Teresa moved, John seconded, that CVARS dues for new members be prorated to one-half of the full year’s dues if paid between July 1 and December 31. Motion was approved unanimously.


Teresa will lead a review of the club’s by-laws.


The first Electronics Workshop is scheduled for 7 PM on September 24. James has a signup sheet and information sheets.


Teresa was named the chairperson of the nominating committee for the 2015 CVARS Board Election. The slate of candidates should be presented at the October meeting and the election held at the November meeting.


A refreshments chairperson is needed for 2016.


A working board meeting was called for 7 PM on Wednesday, September 30 at a location to be determined.


The board meeting was adjourned at 1916 by Linc Haymaker.


The September 2, 2015 general meeting was called to order by Linc Haymaker at 1931 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.       The September and October calendars were highlighted;

2.       The Electronics Workshop this September 24 at 7 PM, 843 SE 21st St, Chehalis.

3.       Technician license class starting Saturday, September 26.


The speaker for the evening was James Van Ornum, AE7TF. Topic was “Some Interesting Kits and Kit Building Techniques” and included an edited “Ham Nation” video plus details and examples of some of the kits mentioned in the video.


The meeting was adjourned at 2040 after the 50/50 drawing. There were 34 people registering their attendance on the attendance sheets.