Contoocook Valley Radio Club
PO Box 88, Henniker, NH 03242 USA

What's New? as of July 23, 2014

  • CVRC Family Picknic:  This is an invitation to the annual CVRC Club Picnic to all CVRC Members and their families.  This event is free.  The Contoocook Valley Radio Club provides the Barbeque and sodas, we just bring our favorite side dishes.  Location: 831 Hemlock Corner Loop in Henniker.  Time: Noon on Saturday, July 26th.  Hosts:  Jen, K1JNE, and Jeff, KB1WTI, Shaw.  Telephone: 428-7109   Directions:  From downtown Henniker, go up Rush Road ( the road between the Chinese Restaurant and the New England College Administration Building). Stay on the tar road. At about 2 1/2 miles out you will come to a Y in the  road at the Hemlock Corner Loop sign.  Take the left tar fork. Go up the hill and around the corner .  # 831 is the first house on the right, and it is yellow.  Jeff (KB1WTI) will monitor 146.52 if you need.  We need a head count by Wed. night to know how many ribs, chicken, burgers and hot dogs to purchase.  Email to RSVP.  

    Dale (AF1T) and Steve (N1JHJ) will also be running an antenna clinic.  2m transmitter will be available, if you wish to test something else, please bring an apporpriate transmitter.

  • Night Out Against Crime is an annual event held in Concord at Rollings Park.  The club will be setting up an info booth and a station.  For more information about the night Click here

  • CVRC Meeting minutes of July 8, 2014 are now available.
  • CVRC Meeting minutes of: June 10, 2014 Club Meeting; June 24, 2014 Business Meeting. All available minutes can always be found on the Minutes page.
  • Photos of CVRC Field Day thanks to Don, N1ZIH. Many folks are to be thanked for their outstanding efforts including Larry Beagle KB1RIJ for coordinating this years event; Stormy Gleason AA1ES for setting up the logging network; Glen Hammond for setting up the electrical grid; Paul Cuda for the use of the generator; Dale Clement and Steve Jones for their help and mentoring with the new setup; Dave Connors, Louise French, and Mickie Clement for the great food they prepared; Jeff and Jennifer Shaw for their help with setup and teardown and the great job they did rearranging the storage trailer; the band captains for a great job as usual; and everyone else's help with setup and teardown ... and not forgetting to mention those who spent hour, and late hours, keeping K1BKE and K1DFQ on the air.
  • The CVRC contributed to the ARRL's Spectrum Fund -  Acknowledgement letter and Certificate.
  • N1JI's excellent video of the 2014 CVRC Flea market can be seen on YouTube here.
  • Flea Market Photos courtesy N1ZIH and KJ1CBF
  • A couple of reminders about the CVRC email reflector:
    • If you change your e-mail address and discontinue the one you used to subscribed to the e-mail reflector with, you will not get any e-mail from the reflector. You have to re-subscribe your new e-mail address; follow the "subscribe" link at the bottom of this page.
    • If you send an e-mail to the reflector, it HAS to be originating from the e-mail address that you registered with or it will be denied.
    • Please - when replying to a post, consider who needs to see your reply.  If it is only the original poster, and not the entire membership, spare the rest of us and make use of the "Reply To Sender" link at the bottom of the original post.
  • Contoocook Valley Radio Club Upcoming Events:
    • CVRC Picnic - July 26 2014; rain date July 27 at Jeff and Jenn's home, Hemlock Corner Loop, Henniker (just uphill from the Field Day site, and Mickie's old home)  - no regular club meeting
    • Night Out Against Crime - At Rollings Park in Concord, 5pm-8pm
    • August 12, 2014 - Regular Meeting @ 7:30 PM - 2-Meter Yagi Antennnas, N1JHJ

      If you would like to share your expertise in some area of Amateur Radio, we would love to hear about your favorite activity at one of the future meetings.
  • CVRC Meetings:

    The CVRC meets on the second Tuesday of each month usually at the Hopkinton Town Library in Contoocook, NH, (except December and some Julys).  Rag chew at 7 PM; Meeting at 7:30 PM. Talk-in is on 146.895 / R, -600hz, 100 Hz PL.  Meetings are open to both members and nonmembers.

    Business Meetings are held each month, two weeks after the Regular Monthly Meeting at 7 PM.  All are encouraged to participate.  We lay all of  the groundwork for the club activities at these meetings.
  • The CVRC maintains an email list at Yahoo! Groups to keep club members and  friends informed about club events.  If you would like to be on this list,  click on the "Subscribe" button below left

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