CVARS WA7UHD  

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

     ARRL special service club
 
 

CVARS Newsletter – September 2, 2020

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

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

September 2, 2020 BOARD MEETING NOTES
ZOOM VIDEO MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: 1836
MEMBERS PRESENT: Bill Harwell, Chuck Verdon, John Ellingson and Jim Pace.

AUGUST MINUTES: The August board meeting minutes were not presented for approval.
FINANCIAL REPORT: No financial report was presented.

CVARS BOARD ELECTIONS: It was suggested that Survey Monkey be used for this year's board election and that voting be restricted to a 48 hour period. Open positions are the 1-year positions of President, Vice-President and Secretary and the 2-year positions of Treasurer and At-Large(1). President and Vice-President are limited to 2 consecutive terms, so Bill Harwell and Chuck Verdon cannot be re-elected to those positions for 2021. John Ellingson accepted a nomination to the At-Large(1) position.
CVARS DECEMBER MEETING: Bill Harwell announced the CVARS December 2020 meeting will be via Zoom and not a pot-luck dinner.
VE TESTING: Jim Pace said the next Amateur Radio License test session will be Saturday, October 17. He is looking for ways to more of the VEs involved.
CVARS BEAM ANTENNA: The board was reminded that we need to find a new home for the club's beam antenna currently stored at Dick Morrison's home.
K7PG: The paperwork has not yet been submitted to have K7PG assigned to CVARS.

MEETING CLOSED: 1857.

September 2, 2020 PROGRAM NOTES
The September 2, 2020 ZOOM Video General Meeting was called to order by Bill Harwell at 7:02 PM.

CALENDAR: CVARS Board Nominations:     Elections will be held via Survey Monkey after the October meeting.

PROGRAM - "DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS - PAST AND PRESENT": James Van Ornum surveyed the field of Digital Communications starting with ancient optical telegraphy techniques like the Greek hydraulic telegraph dating back to the 4th century BC. Wired telegraphy, American Morse code, International Morse code, the movement to wireless telegraphy, the Western Union Telegraph company and amateur radio adoption of radio teletype were touched on. James wrapped up with an introduction to modern, computer based digital communication techniques touching on PSK31, WSJT-X, FT8 and JS8Call.

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM. There were 17 people attending.

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