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The Official Publication of the Cherryville Repeater Association II, Inc. 

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UP-LiNK

THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF
THE CHERRYVILLE REPEATER
ASSOCIATION II, INC.

 

 

BOARD MEETING Dec. 8

CRA II HOLIDAY BANQUET Dec. 10

 

PUBLIC SERVICE

The final two events of the season took place on consecutive Sunday’s last month, both equestrian events. November 7th, we were down at Millstone for the 25 mile Canal Ride. It is a fundraiser for a disease that causes blindness in horses. The day was cold and windy, but no sign of rain like they had the year before. Only three of us made the event, KB2RWY, N2UYV, and KB5U (up 1 from last year, but the event should have four ops!) In the first loop of the ride, the horses cross a busy road intersection and then go about 10 miles down and back, crossing one more road in the process. Cheryl stayed at the command post, Tim took the center road crossing and Keith hopscotched from the first road crossing to the turn-around and then back to road crossing again. Tim and Cheryl finished up the last leg alone. No injuries or accidents to report, so it was a quiet enjoyable day watching the horses.

A larger event took place on the following Sunday, new to CRA participation and a last minute call-up, was the Bucks County Horse Park event. This was not even announced at a meeting, and was ‘unofficial’ for Cherryville. About nine of us worked the event, and Duncan was a star attraction riding his new horse in their first competition. A 3 part event, we were stationed at various locations on the cross country portion of the event where riders traverse about two and a half miles with 16-18 jumps and a water crossing. We were just able to cover enough areas to be in position to see all the jumps and report any injuries, etc. Luckily we were not needed in an emergency capacity this time.

Both events drew tremendous raves and thank yous for the Cherryville operators!

 

ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

December 10, 1999

· Entertaining Speakers · Slide Show · Door Prizes

Coach N' Paddock

MORE WEBSITES

AND A CORRECTION

From the ARRL letter: Several subscribers e-mailed to call our attention to a typographical error in the URL for the FCC's Universal Licensing System (ULS) in the article about ULS registration, "VAST MAJORITY OF HAMS NOT ULS-READY". The correct URL is

http://www.fcc.gov/wtb/uls

SOLAR DATA SITEIf you haven't seen it, this is a neat site (for solar data.)

http://science.msfc.nasa.gov/newhome/headlines/ast15oct99_1.html

OFFICIAL TIME SITE

And this one to set your computer time correctly:

http://www.time.gov/

happy holidays

to all

from the Cra ii

officers & board

& the UPLiNK staff

have a happy and peaceful y2k!!!

GET WELL CHARLIE!

Unfortunately, WB2NQV will not be the M/C next week at our Holiday Banquet. He has been a major figure in the production for many years and we will miss him.

His excuse for not coming? Well, see below:

Hi Gang,

I will not be visiting the Northeast this Christmas, No Christmas Banquet, etc. The reason is…

I have a broken leg!! It's kinda tuff getting around with a ton of cast on my limb. Actually I cracked some joints in the knee and it has been held in place by a foot to butt cast. I can't put any pressure on it so I'm cruising around in a wheel chair and a walker.

73's,

Charlie

FALL CLASS FINISHES

VE TEST RESULTS

Here's news on our examinees from the Nov 11 VE tests. 

The FCC has finally processed the tickets for those who took the VE license exams on November 11. The results are: 

Peter Feury, of Bound Brook is now KC2FRK 

Paul Wickliffe III of Warren is now KC2FRJ 

Ian Stirling of Long Valley (the one who came in took all the tests through extra) is now AB2GR

Also, a "walk-in," Erik MacDonald is now KC2FRI He is from New Brunswick, NJ and is a junior at Rutgers University.

I (W2CGX) am now officially an Extra. 

Listen for the new guys on the repeater!  Barry, W2CGX 

 There was one other "walk-in", Russell Conklin from Hackettstown, NJ who passed element 2 but didn't try for any other elements. Russell is the Red Cross OEM coordinator for Warren County.  Congrats to all. de W2CG 

CONTEST CALENDAR

By the time you read this, the CQWW CW contest will be over. Band conditions were pretty good, hope you all did well.

ARRL 160-Meter Contest Dec 3 to Dec 5

ARRL 10-Meter Contest Dec 11 to Dec 12

CQ 160 Meter CW Contest Jan 28-30

ARRL DX CW Feb 18-20

CQ 160 Meter SSB Contest Feb 25-27

CRA II CLUB INFORMATION

The Cherryville Repeater Association II is a non-profit New Jersey Corporation dedicated to Community Service Through Communication. Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 PM at the Flemington Baptist Church unless otherwise announced. Visitors are always welcome!

Also, everyone is welcome on the Thursday Night Traffic Net, at 8 PM every Thursday, followed at 9:30 by the Swap-Net, and the ARES-RACES net at 8:30 PM on the first Thursday each month (immediately following the traffic net), all on the 147.375 repeater.

 

UPLiNK A CRA II Publication

Editors Marty Grozinski, W2CG

Roster & Mailing: mjgrozi@postoffice.ptd.net

Keith Burt, KB5U

Articles & Info: kb5u@blast.net

Roberto Matos, K2PA: Interviews

K2pa@arrl.net

Many thanks to all those who have contributed articles or information for this publication, including: The ARRL, ARRL Letter, QST, The Hudson Loop, N2FF, N3QDC, N2MQZ, and all not mentioned for their help.

This newsletter is an open forum for the Cherryville Repeater Association, II Inc. and its members, of general interest Club and ham radio related interest items. The opinions contained herein are those of the authors who have contributed their work. The officers and members if the CRA II Inc. are not liable for its contents. Articles and information are always welcome, and may sometimes be edited for content, punctuation, grammar, and newsletter space.

 

 

Deadline for submission for all issues is two weeks prior to the Board meetings.

 

ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

December 10, 1999

· Entertaining Speakers · Slide Show · Door Prizes

Coach N' Paddock

THE CHERRYVILLE REPEATER ASSOCIATION II

BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Pres

N3QDC

Rob France

(215) 766-8066

n3qdc@att.net

VP

KB2DDM

Susan MacRae

(908) 475-5299

kb2ddm@fast.net

Sec

N3ODB

Elaine Kita

(610) 252-6193

 

Treas

N2RDL

Brian Campbell

(610) 559-1509

lupinus@fast.net

MEMBERS AT LARGE:*

 

W2CGX

Barry Campbell

(908) 725-0478

barryc@compubell.com

 

KA2TOV

Mike Grohol

(908) 782-9698

mjgrohol@blast.net

 

W2GD

John Crovelli

(908) 996-3043

w2gd@hotmail.com

 

N3MSK

Ed Kita

(610) 252-6193

n3msk@amsat.org

 

K2PA

Roberto Matos

(908) 788-8253

k2pa@arrl.net

COMMITTEE CHAIRPEOPLE:

Public service

N2UYV

(908) 253-8783

tmclaughlin2@worldnet.att.net

Technical

N3MSK

(610) 252-6193

n3msk@amsat.org

Hamfest

N2MQZ

KC2CMC

(908) 454-4370

(908) 806-3998

n2mqz@aol.com

varas@sprintmail.com

Emerg Mgmt

KC2CMC

K2PA

(908) 806-3998

(908) 788-8253

varas@sprintmail.com

k2pa@arrl.net

Education

W2CGX

(908) 725-0478

barryc@compubell.com

VE Testing

W2CG

(908) 788-2644

mjgrozi@postoffice.ptd.net

Field Day

N3QDC

(215) 766-8066

n2qdc@worldnet.att.net

Holiday Party

KB3RWY

(908) 253-8783

 

Merchandise

N2VWL

(908) 475-4716

n2vwl@juno.com

Traffic net

N2MIF

(908) 638-6172

 

Programs

     

Refreshment

KB2YJX

(908) 725-0478

 

Roster

W2CG

(908) 788-2644

mjgrozi@postoffice.ptd.net

Scholarship

N2ZVY

(908) 479-6346

kc2boh@worldnet.att.net

SkyWarn

N2VWL

(908) 475-4716

n2vwl@juno.com

Uplink

KB5U

(908)-252-1974

kb5u@blast.net

NET SCHEDULE:

Hunterdon County Traffic and Emergency net

Thursday, 8:00 PM

147.375

Races net

1st Thursday, 8:30 PM

147.375

SkyWarn net

Thursday 9:00 PM

147.015

Swapnet

Thursday, 9:30 PM

147.375

Complex repeater net

Sunday, 7:30 PM

147.015

 

CLUB INFO LINE

(908) 788-4080

 

WEBSITE

www.qsl.net/w2cra

 

PACKET

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