CVARS WA7UHD  

   CVARS  –   WA7UHD
  The Chehalis Valley
 Amateur Radio Society
A  501(c)(3) Non-profit

     ARRL special service club
 
 

CVARS Newsletter – August 5, 2020

CONTENTS
NEXT MONTH’S MEETING
August BOARD MEETING NOTES
August PROGRAM NOTES

NEXT MONTH’S MEETING
When:        Wednesday, September 2, 2020
6:30 PM Board Meeting  ZOOM Meeting 
7:00 PM Program  ZOOM Meeting 
Program:TBD

August 5, 2020 BOARD MEETING NOTES
ZOOM VIDEO MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: 1832
MEMBERS PRESENT: Bill Harwell, Chuck Verdon, John Ellingson and Jim Pace.

JULY MINUTES: The July board meeting minutes were not presented for approval.
FINANCIAL REPORT: Bank Balance: $7,608.79.

ARRL CLUB INFORMATION: Bill Knepper reported by email that he updated the club information on file with the ARRL.
www.railroadradio.net: James Van Ornum was contacted by Robert Scott (Robert.Scott@westthurstonfire.org, 360-239-7945) and Dale Skilingstate (dskyllingstad@harbornet.com AH6ET) about the posibility of placing listening equipment for www.railroadradio.net at CVARS' Baw Faw site. James passed the information on to our repeater technical support group (Eugene O'Neill and Mike Payne). They reviewed the railroadradio group's needs plus CVARS' Baw Faw lease and made a recommendation to Bill Harwell. Bill Harwell informed Robert Scott (Robert.Scott@westthurstonfire.org, 360-239-7945) that CVARS' Baw Faw site lease with Weyerhaeuser specifically prohibits third party leasing, so CVARS can not host their project at the Baw Faw site.
K7PG: Corene Jones-Litteer has written a letter confirming Gary's death to unassign his K7PG call sign. Bill Harwell will continue working with Maria Somma at ARRL headquarters to have the call sign assigned to CVARS.
CVARS 8PM SUNDAY NIGHT NET PREAMBLE: James Van Ornum presented a change to the preamble to have the net control stations use their personal call sign and to use WA7UHD as the identifier of the repeater. The board had no objection.
CVARS Sponsored Activities: Bill Harwell asked the board to think about operating activities the club could sponsor. He proposed something similar to SOTA and IOTA where some people would activate at Lewis County town and everyone else would seek to contact those activators.
VE TESTING: Jim Pace announced that an Amateur Radio License test session is scheduled for Saturday, August 15 at Mountain View Baptist Church, 1201 Belmont Avenue, Centralia. Testing will start at 2:00 PM.
QSO TODAY VIRTUAL HAM EXPO: James Van Ornum reminded the board that this weekend is the virtual ham expo with 4 tracks of talks and a virtual exhibit hall. More details were posted on the cvars.org website.

MEETING CLOSED: 1848.

August 5, 2020 PROGRAM NOTES
The August 5, 2020 ZOOM Video General Meeting was called to order by Bill Harwell at 7:00 PM.

VE TESTING: Next amateur radio license testing session is S2:00 PM,aturday, August 15, at Mountain View Baptist Church, 1201 Belmont Avenue, Centralia.
GO-BAGS FOR SHORT DEPLOYMENTS: CVARS member and Centralia ARES emergency coordinator Bob Willey (KD7OWN) authored this article which appeared in the August 2020 QST. Congratulations, Bob!

PROGRAM - "MINI_DX-PEDITIONS": Grant Hopper, KB7WSD, shared his experiences operating portable DX, a) the variety of activities that involve operating in the field; b) the importance of planning, knowing the rules for those activities; c) the equipment that he has found useful.
    ACTIVITIES:     EQUIPMENT:

The meeting adjourned at 8:20 PM. There were 21 people attending.

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