CVARS WA7UHD  

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

     ARRL special service club
 
 

CVARS Newsletter – October 7, 2020

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

NEXT MONTH’S MEETING
When:        Wednesday, November 4, 2020
6:30 PM Board Meeting  ZOOM Meeting 
7:00 PM Program  ZOOM Meeting 
Program:"Incident Command System (ICS)," Ken Adams, KK6YUQ

October 7, 2020 BOARD MEETING NOTES
ZOOM VIDEO MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: 1830
MEMBERS PRESENT: Bill Harwell, Chuck Verdon, Bill Knepper, John Ellingson and Kevin Rasku.

SEPTEMBER MINUTES: The September board meeting minutes were not presented for approval.
FINANCIAL REPORT: The bank account balance is $7,618.79.

CVARS BOARD ELECTIONS: Bill Harwell suggested we use electionrunner.com for this year's board election. The cost is $15 for 100 or less voters. Bill Knepper said we have 45 paid members. Chuck Verdon moved and Bill Knepper seconded that we use electionrunner. Motion passed. It was agreed that the election be held after the November 4 CVARS meeting and voting be open for 1 week.
CVARS DECEMBER MEETING: Bill Knepper is exploring the possibility of a catered dinner for December.
VE TESTING: The next Amateur Radio License test session will be Saturday, October 17.
CVARS BEAM ANTENNA: Chuck Verdon picked up the beam antenna at Dick Morrison's home. Some of the traps were broken. Chuck got replacements for $18. Kevin Rasku moved and John Ellingson seconded that we reimburse Chuck. Motion passed.
K7PG: The paperwork has not yet been submitted to have K7PG assigned to CVARS.

MEETING CLOSED: 1853.

October 7, 2020 PROGRAM NOTES
The October 7, 2020 ZOOM Video General Meeting was called to order by Bill Harwell at 7:01 PM.

CALENDAR: CVARS Board Nominations:     Elections will be held via electionrunner.com after the November meeting.

PROGRAM - "HAZARDOUS MATERIALS": Ken Adams discussed hazardous materials that are all around us and how to respond to them. The meaning of the hazardous placards on road and rail vehicles is documented in the "Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)." A free .pdf copy of the ERG can be found athttps://www.phmsa.dot.gov/under the Resources tab. The "Cargo Decoder" application for Android and iOS devices gives quick access to specific ERG data based on the 4-digit code on the placard.

Ken introduced the NFPA 704 label found on buildings that contain hazardous materials. See https://www.nfpa.org/Assets/files/AboutTheCodes/704/704_FAQs.pdffor more information.

Ken presented the acronym IDEA to guide responding to a hazardous situation:
Isolate,
Deny Entry,
Evacuate, and
Assess the situation.

The meeting adjourned at 8:22 PM. There were at least 15 people attending.

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