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UP-LiNK

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

 

UP-LiNK

 

THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF

 THE CHERRYVILLE REPEATER

 ASSOCIATION II, INC.

 

February 2000


 


BOARD MEETING Feb 9                                   CLUB MEETING Feb 11

 


THE CHERRYVILLE REPEATER ASSOCIATION 2000 SCHOLARSHIP

 

The Cherryville Repeater Association’s scholarship program honors the memory of past club members who are deceased. 

 

The C.R.A. will again offer a scholarship to a graduating June 2000 high school senior who is planning to attend a post-secondary school.

 

Eligibility to receive the C.R.A. scholarship will be based upon the following qualifications:

     

The applicant shall be a member in good standing of the Cherryville Repeater

Association II; a member of his/her immediate family; or, a relative;

     

The applicant’s academic performance for grades 9, 10, and 11 should be average or above average based upon local district standards;

 

The applicant’s attendance in the above mentioned grades should be average or above average based upon local district standards;

 

Applicants should have demonstrated good citizenship in school, community activity, and community service; and,

 

Applicants should currently be twelfth grade students.

 

Applications must be completed accurately and thoroughly and be received by the scholarship application screening committee by no later than March 31 of each award year.

 

Award Amount

 

Up to $500.00.

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH CLUB MEETINGS, OR BY CONTACTING N2ZVY AT 908-479-6346.

DUES DUES DUES

Don’t forget to pay your Club dues at the meeting or mail to the Club PO Box

 



CHERRYVILLE HAMFEST

MARCH 18TH, 2000, 8 AM - 2 PM

 

North Hunterdon High School, Route 31S, Clinton NJ

(Just 2 miles off Route 78)

 

The Cherryville Hamfest will have not only a new date and location this year, but also a new look and a lot of changes. For many years, Cherryville ran the Flemington Hamfest, which many of you will remember. Those of you who were with us back at Hunterdon Central High School in Flemington, before we moved to the Warren County Fairgrounds, will remember how nice an indoor hamfest is.

Improvements you will find this year:

· Browse vendor tables indoors, warm and dry

· Ample parking in paved lots

· All vendors, food, tests, seminars in one building

For information, call 908-788-4080 · E-mail kb5u@blast.net or n2mqz@aol.com · www.qsl.net/w2cra

PS: Pass the word "WE’RE BACK HOME"

Come on down and see us

.......CHERRYVILLE HAMFEST 2000........

 

      [CRA members, the above went out to the Hudson Loop. Please copy it and pass along to other hams, clubs, email lists.]

 

 

NEWS FROM THE HUDSON LOOP - 

HAYNIE DEFEATS MENDELSOHN FOR ARRL PRESIDENCY 

 

      The ARRL has a new President and there are sweeping changes in the League hierarchy as a result of the ARRL's Annual Meeting held this past weekend in Memphis, Tennessee.  Hudson Division Director Frank Fallon, N2FF, in an exclusive release for "The Hudson Loop", has announced that the ARRL Board of Directors has elected West Gulf Division Director Jim Haynie, W5JBP, as the 13th President of the American Radio Relay League. 

 

      Haynie defeated First Vice President (and former Hudson Division Director Steve Mendelsohn, W2ML, by a vote of 11-4. Many within and outside of the Hudson Division believed that Mendelsohn was a shoe-in for the top job in Newington after ARRL President Rodney Stafford, W6ROD, announced that he would not seek another term as President.  Stafford was elected ARRL International Affairs Vice President and succeeds Larry Price, W4RA, who did not seek re-election.  Price currently serves as President of the International Amateur Radio Union.  Hugh Turnbull, W3ABC, was elected as Honorary Vice President. 

 

Atlantic Division Director Kay Craigie, WT3P, a former Eastern Pennsylvania Section Manager, and Roanoke Division Director John Kanode, N4MM, were also elected as Vice Presidents of the ARRL. They defeated Hudson Division Director Frank Fallon, N2FF, a late entry into the VP's race.  

 

 

 FCC Enforcer Riley Hollingsworth to Speak in NNJ Section 

 

 The ARRL Northern New Jersey Section, in conjunction with the Splitrock Amateur Radio Association, is proud to announce that Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, the FCC's Special Council for Amateur Radio Enforcement will be speaking at a special meeting on Thursday, February 17th, 2000.  The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Morris County Police and Firefighters Academy located on West Hanover Avenue in Morris Plains, NJ.  The meeting will begin at 7:30pm and is open to all amateurs. 

 

 Mr. Hollingsworth has spearheaded recent Amateur Radio enforcement for the FCC and will be speaking on a number of topics of interest to all hams.  Most notably, Mr. Hollingsworth has been involved in many recent FCC enforcement actions involving interference, licensing issues, zoning and tower issues, repeaters, and much more. 

 

 This is a unique opportunity for all hams to learn about the FCC's renewed enforcement efforts, ask questions and receive answers.  We look forward to seeing you there! 

 

 For more information and/or directions contact Eric Boehm, W2PKJ, Splitrock ARA Public Information Officer at ejboehm@worldnet.att.net or 973-691-8801 (evenings). 

 

RF Exposure

 

This subject has died down since it was introduced a few years ago, but there is a program to evaluate RFE available on the web for downloading.  You can check it out at http://www.qsl.net/w3tbg/index.html. Just click on the W3PP RF Exposure block and then you can download the program.  If you have made antenna changes since you first evaluated your exposure levels, you need to update your evals for the new configuration. This program allows you to print out each evaluation so that you have a hard copy record.


CONTESTS

 

      Last weekend (Jan 28-30) was the annual CQWW 160 CW contest. Cherryville members W2GD, W2CG, & KB5U, along with FRCers and other local hams, operated once again from the Sandy Hook Coast Guard station. We had a great time, tho conditions were not as good as last year.

 

Feb 19-20     ARRL CW DX

Feb 25-26     CQ 160 SSB

Mar 4-5        ARRL SSB DX

Mar 25-26     CQWW WPX CW

 

Still Guessing…

 

      Where did you go? Thought we would have follow up this month? Thanks again.

 

PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

 

Dennis Albisser is the new programs coordinator. A position held by NU2W for many years with great success; it has been vacant for some time now. KB5U held the position for just a few months after Tom, until his election as President.

Thank you and good luck Dennis!

 

ELECTIONS

      Time again for the Cherryville Officer and Board member elections. Elections are held at the April meeting, with only those members in ‘good’ standing with dues paid eligible to vote. Ballots are mailed out after the March meeting. All officer positions are open for election as well as 2 Member-at-Large Board positions.

 

     The Election Committee consists of those Board members not up for re-election (Board seats are two-year terms, alternating 2 or 3 open each election.) The Election Committee for this year consists of:

Ed Kita, N3MSK
John Crovelli, W2GD
Roberto Matos, K2PA.

      Contact any of the above or a Club Officer if you are interested in running for a position or nominating someone.

Dues Structure
Time to Renew

Regular $30
Family $45
Senior $20

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.