The new NH Section is on line.
Plan to attend the August 13 CVRC Meeting at the Library in
Contoocook. This is the Annual VHF Forum. Many Club Members have
expressed an interest in VHF/UHF operation and techniques, so your
participation is most welcome. Show-and-Tell items are especially
good. Please contact Program Director, Remi, W1RLL, at: 529-2164.
Also coming up is our Public Demonstration Tuesday August 6, 1 PM to
9 PM, at Rollins Park in Concord. We plan to set up some portable gear
and provide information about Ham Radio. Maybe this will lead to some
new recruits. Please contact Don Curtis, N1ZIH, at 651-8000, to take part.
Another Field Day has passed. Chairman Stormy Gleason, AA1ES, has
submitted our Entry to the ARRL. I think we did pretty well, but
Stormy's Report will give the details. Many thanks to him, and to all
who contributed to a successful weekend.
The July Club Picnic is also a memory. I can still taste that
Barbequed Chicken! Many thanks to Mary and Fred, KK1KW, Dave, N1KTP,
and all who helped (and that includes the eaters). What a beautiful
sunny day it was.
Look for Steve, N1JHJ, Ernie, W1MRQ, myself, and other Club Members
during the ARRL UHF Contest this weekend. It starts at 2 PM Saturday
August 3, and ends Sunday 2PM August 4. We will be on 223.50 MHz and
446.00 MHz FM Simplex, as well as 222.1 MHz and 432.1 MHz SSB, and other
UHF/Microwave Bands. You can reach us on 146.52 MHz Simplex to let us
know if you want to try a contact.
Club Member, Woody, WW1WW, has a most impressive Antenna Farm, known
as the "Battleship New Hampshire" Super Station. It was operated by guest
Scott, K0DQ, during the Feb. 2013 ARRL International CW DX Contest, who
not only took first place, but also broke the all-time World Record,
with over 8 Million Points! See August 2013 QST, Pages 74-75. Woody
told me that he would be willing to do a program about this operation,
after January. Would you like that? Let us know.
Jen, K1JNE, Jeff, KB1WTI, Mickie, W1MKY, and I visited two of the
WRTC Practice Operations in Pepperell, MA, on July 20, on our way home
from the Annual VHF Picnic in Enfield, CT. We surprised Neil, AE1P, Derek, W1WWW, and Fred KK1KW. There were 25
identical generator-powered stations set up around New England in
preparation for next years big event.
Have a great Summer!
Our Monthly Club Meeting will be held Tuesday, July 9, at the
Hopkinton Library. We will have a Field Day Wrap-Up, and take care of
any outstanding Business. Our F.D. Chairman, Stormy Gleason, AA1ES,
needs all your input and comments in order to submit our entry, and make
next year's event even better. Congratulations to Stormy for his
leadership and organizing ability. He even managed to hold off the rain
for three days - it didn't begin until just after I packed away my gear
Sunday night. Thanks to all who participated, especially to Dave,
N1KTP, and Louise, K1LAS, for preparing the meals.
We will not have the usual Business Meeting in two weeks. Don't
forget the Club Picnic July, 27, starting at 12 Noon, hosted by Fred,
KK1KW, and Mary Reed, in Pittsfield. There is no charge for Club
Members and their Families or special guests, But please sign up this
Tuesday, or let Mickie, W1MKY, know who is coming, at 428-3840 or at:
firstname.lastname@example.org. We are salivating at the thought of last year's
The CVRC has been asked to participate in "America's Night Out
Against Crime" Tuesday August 6, 1 PM to 9 PM. If you would like to
help with this public exhibit, or demonstrate a portable radio station,
please contact me or Don, N1ZIH, at: 651-8000. Events like this enable
us to recruit potential Hams.
The August 13 Club Meeting will be our Annual VHF Forum. What would
you like to cover? Could you, or someone you know, help with this
program? According to our Membership Application Forms, there is
considerable interest in VHF/UHF. Please let Remi, W1RLL, know at:
We had the Special Event Call Sig, K1A, June 10 to 24 (See July QST,
Page 94) to commemorate Aerospace Fest in conjunction with the Discovery
Center. I used the call from home for a few hours, and generated quite
a pile-up, some from as far away as Australia and New Zealand. Those
Certificates must be popular. Fred, KK1KW, is in charge.
Did anyone contact the 13 Special Event Stations representing the
Original Colonies this past week? They were all active along with the
Bonus Station WM3PEN ( See July QST, Page 94). If you operate 6 and 2
Meters you might want to take part in the CQ VHF Contest July 20-21 (
See: www.cqww-vhf.com ).
Hope everyone is enjoying the Summer.
Dale Clement, AF1T
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