CVARS Newsletter – April 2016



                NEXT MONTH’S MEETING

                CVARS WA7UHD Sunday Night Net Controller Schedule





When:        Wednesday, May 4, 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:   “D-Star,” by Dana Jones, K6BRR          


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. Preamble is at: Net controllers are:

                April                  10    Paul Van Dyck, K7VWH

                April                  17     Eugene O’Neill, AF7JM

                April                  24    Dick Morrison, K7KFM


                May                     1    ─ Barbara Southern, KC7ET

                May                     8    Bill Harwell, AC7SR

                May                  15   

                May                  22   

                May                  29   




The April 6, 2016 board meeting was called to order by Linc Haymaker at 6:00 pm. Board members present were Linc Haymaker, Eugene O’Neill, James Van Ornum, Teresa Haymaker, Veda Moline, Paul Van Dyck


Treasurer’s report:      CVARS balance is $4794.46, 4/6/16

Baw Faw balance is $4,853.92, 4/6/16, $850 to lease the repeater location needs to be transferred from BawFaw account to CVARS account.

Two unpaid bills are:

·         Swap$340.20 for the contract for the swap

$54 for early entry

$265 plus tax for the Dairy Barn

·         PO Box $102.00


Don McDougal’s Resignation:

Don has resigned from the board.

The Constitution says we need to have an election of the membership to fill the position for the remainder of Don’s term.  The Board nominates John Ellington, who was the runner up on the ballot for At Large Director in the most recent board elections. This will be brought to the membership for a vote at the membership meeting following this board meeting.


Approval of March Meeting Minutes:

There are no minutes available to read. Minutes will be prepared.

Eugene motioned to read the March minutes in May. Teresa seconded. Motion passed.


Membership Report:

35 Due paying members and 8 family members

9 new novices

James will send Veda the list of new novice email addresses.


Linc gave a Repeater Update

The Crego Hill (CVARS) Repeater Controller has been installed so it can now be turned off remotely.

The site is at Jerry Fisher’s home. The antenna is on Jerry’s light pole, which is wood and rotten at the bottom. We have offered to help with labor to replace it. Jerry is hinting that he might possibly charge monthly for site rent. We need contact information on the people who rent the sites that Dick Morrison knows about. We need keys to get in and it is hard to do repairs because of the wood repair. We need solar power. Do we need this second repeater? We want the frequency.


Linc is planning a trip to the Baw Faw Repeater site. The Baw Faw repeater controller is ready to install. We also have a new antenna ready to be installed. Our insurance policy only covers board member’s vehicles at the site so we need to provide to Weyerhaeuser insurance information for others’ private vehicles before going to the site. The insurance coverage requirements information is in the Baw Faw agreement.


MESH Investigation:

Linc reported on his MESH investigation. Mesh Ham based is WIFI, Ham WAN and Jason Hill rep wants to put WIFI on the BawFaw site. The equipment might be donated by these reps.


Continuation: Policies & Procedures Document:

Provide information on how to get to the document store on the web server.


The final By Laws document needs to be posted on the web. Teresa will provide the document to James for the web.


Policies review commenced on page 6, Annual donations, and finished with Web Site/Newsletter Editor.

We will finish up the drafting of the Policies & Procedures at the next meeting. All board members should review their respective job descriptions contained in the document prior to the next board meeting.


The board meeting was adjourned at 7:15 pm by Linc Haymaker.


April 2016 Membership Meeting

The April 6, 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, and sign-up sheets for monthly refreshments were passed around.


Announcements included:


Calendar for April & May

Electronics Workshop Apr 28 7:00 PM – Topic TBD


Sea Pac helpers needed. Contact Bruce Bullis KG6CI

Dues are overdue at this time. $15.


Special Election

Special Election was held per the constitution for the at large position that was vacated by Don.


Jim Pace nominated John Ellingson, from the floor and Teresa Haymaker seconded. Motion carried.

Jim then made a motion to close nominations and Teresa Haymaker seconded. Motion carried.

The vote was put to the membership and carried unanimously. John Ellingson



Tom Burton 3-D Printing,


The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 pm after the 50/50 drawing. There were 26 people registering their attendance on the attendance sheets.