CVARS Newsletter – February 2016



                NEXT MONTH’S MEETING

                CVARS WA7UHD Sunday Night Net Controller Schedule





When:        Wednesday, March 2, 2016

                      6:45 PM Board Meeting in Commissioners Meeting Room

                      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:   TBD 


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:

                February           7    James Van Ornum, AE7TF

                February         14    Dick Morrison, K7KFM

                February         21    Barbara Southern, AC7ET

                February         28    Eugene O’Neill, AF7JM


                March                 6    Jeff Mayfield, KE7ACE

                March              13   

                March              20   

                March              27    Paul Van Dyck, K7VWH


                April                    3    Bill Harwell, AC7SR




The February 3, 2016 board meeting was called to order by Linc Haymaker at 6:45 pm. Board members present were Linc Haymaker, Eugene O’Neill, James Van Ornum, Teresa Haymaker, Veda Moline, Paul Van Dyck, and Don McDougall.


James reported that an application for the email address has been submitted. It is . It is now working.


Secretary will send a letter to Baw Faw Repeater users that have not already donated.


Treasurer’s report:      CVARS balance is $5,955.90, 2/3/16

Baw Faw balance is $4,583.92, 2/3/16, estimated invoice for $850 to lease the repeater location

Linc signed the lease to the Baw Faw.


Eugene moved to pay the Baw Faw repeater bill when we receive it. Second by Teresa and motion carried. The contact doesn’t have an increase of rent in the lease document.


The letters for the Baw Faw repeater users will be that Teresa created. Veda will send. Eugene motioned Teresa seconded.


The board meeting was adjourned at 7:12 pm by Linc Haymaker.


The February 3, 2016 general meeting was called to order by Linc Haymaker at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag followed by people introducing themselves. The attendance sheets, CVARS Sunday 8PM Net Controller sheet, sign-up sheets for monthly refreshments were passed around.


Announcements included:

1.       Wed      Feb 10   7–9 PM Monthly Digital Radio Workshop

2.       Mon      Feb 15   6:30 PM Semimonthly Centralia ARES Meeting

3.       Wed      Feb 17   7–9 PM Monthly Lewis County ARES Meeting

4.       Feb 20   9 AM–3 PM        Salem Hamfair & Computer/Electronics Swapmeet

5.       Feb 25   7:00 PM  Monthly Electronics Workshop – Amplifier Design continued

6.       Mar   2  \  

a.       6:45 PM Board Meeting

b.       7:00 PM Social Time 

c.       7:30 PM  Monthly CVARS meeting Program      /TBA

7.       Mar 5    9 AM–3 PM        Mike & Key Electronics Show & Fleamarket

8.       Mar   7  6:30 PM                Semimonthly Centralia ARES Meeting

9.       Mar   9  7–9 PM Monthly Digital Radio Workshop

10.   Mar 16  7–9 PM Monthly Lewis County ARES Meeting

11.   Mar 21  6:30 PM                Semimonthly Centralia ARES Meeting

12.   Mar 31  7:00 PM                Monthly Electronics Workshop – TBD

13.   Apr 9–10 9 AM–5 PM, Communications Academy

14.   National Parks on the air 2016 how many people can get as many parks throughout the year.

15.   Dues are due at this time. $15.



 1. Vote on Proposed CVARS By-Laws changes

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Dana Jones, made a motion to accept the by-laws as written, Chuck Verdon, seconded, motion carried.

  2. Tom Herman, "Solar Power"

Tom gave a presentation overview of solar power. Tom’s background is working for DNR.

DNR uses fiber glass batteries last 15 years. These Batteries can be use down to 10.8 volts per cell. Make sure you have a safety factor when designing a system.

These are charged with sulfuric acid when the batteries start. They are very expensive.

Home use is to do research and get batteries from the same design set.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm after the 50/50 drawing. There were 30 people registering their attendance on the attendance sheets.