CVARS K7PG  

  CVARS WA7UHD-> K7PG
  The Chehalis Valley
 Amateur Radio Society
A  501(c)(3) Non-profit

     ARRL special service club
 
 
 
CVARS Newsletter – March 3, 2021

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

NEXT MONTH’S MEETING
When:        Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Time:6:30 PM Board Meeting  ZOOM Meeting 
7:00 PM Program             ZOOM Meeting 
Program:"Testing Antennas," James Van Ornum, AE7TF

March 3, 2021 BOARD MEETING NOTES
ZOOM VIDEO MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: 1832
MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Lockridge, John Campeau, Cheryl Freese, John Ellingson, and Kevin Rasku.

FEBRUARY MINUTES: Kevin Rasku moved, John Ellingson seconded that the February board meeting minutes be approved as submitted. Motion passed.
FINANCIAL REPORT: The bank account balance is $8,215.30
LIABILITY INSURANCE: John Campeau reported that a Memorandum of Liability Insurance has been received from Risk Strategies. A copy will be sent to Weyerhauser and the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds. Bill Knepper has notified Mercer that we will not renew our liability Insurance with them.
SWAPMEET: John Ellingson will be checking with the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds about whether the dairy barn will be available this July, or optionally the parking lot inside the gate as an alternate location. Kevin Rasku asked that other locations, like Yard Birds, be considered.
MEETING CLOSED: 1855.

March 3, 2021 PROGRAM NOTES
The March 3, 2021 ZOOM Video General Meeting was called to order by Don Lockridge at 7:00 PM.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
PROGRAM: Tom Herman discussed the signal connection between transceiver and antenna. Coaxial cable is widely used, but comes in a variety of sizes and quality. Tom suggested looking for quality shielding - the weave of wire shold be tight, possibly with a foiil wrap underneath. The diameter of the cable affects the signal loss in the cable which is generally measured as dB per 100 feet and increases as frequency is increased..

Open-wire line/Parallel-conductor line/Ladder line is an alternative transmission line with less lose than coax. There are different concerns when working with open-wire line, such as keeping the line away from metal like gutters.

Tom also emphasized the importance of keeping water out of coax.

The meeting adjourned at 8:38 PM. There were at least 21 people attending.

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