W2CRA

UP-LiNK

 

THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF

 THE CHERRYVILLE REPEATER

 ASSOCIATION II, INC.

“Community Service Through Communication”

 

January 2000


 

 


BOARD MEETING January 10  8:00 PM                             CLUB MEETING January 12 7:00  PM


 

SHE HUFFED AND SHE PUFFED….

de W2CG


 

 


Marty Grozinski’s antenna farm after Mother Nature’s December 11 wind storm.

 

Wind gusts were measured at 48 miles per hour at his QTH the day the antennas came down.  Marty reports that the wreckage has been cut into bite sized pieces and a new and improved version is on the drawing  board.

 


PUBLIC SERVICE

de WB2NQV

 

I hope everyone had a good holiday in spite of the cold and the snowy weather. Speaking of the cold and snow it’s time for Boy Scouts’  Klondike Derby. The date is January 20th. We need an operator for each town and two for HQ. If you can only spend part of the day that’s OK. Nick will work with you.

 

See Nick, KC2EVJ at the January meeting or e-mail at  nv3@sprintmail.com or myself at  WB2NQV@arrl.net.

The other confirmed dates for the year 2001 are; Bucks County Horse Park May 19, Special Equestrian June 16, Lebanon Parade July 4, Bucks County Horse Park August 12, October 7 and November 10 and 11. More when we have confirmed dates.  We had a very sucessful year in 2000 so  let’s make this year even better!

 

 

NEW QTH

de W2PKE

 

Jud White, a long- time club member and Uplink contributor has relocated.  His new  address is:

 

Judson White WA2PMH
Millhouse Nursing Home
325 Jersey Avenue
Trenton, NJ
(609) 394-3400

 

MEET A NEIGHBOR

de K2IQN


 

 


Harold Alpaugh, N2CJU, 93 ½ years young is still pounding the brass.  Here he is exercising his new 600 watt amplifier.  Harold and his wife Marion live on Route 31 just south of Clinton.

 

 

CRA PROGRAM SCHEDULE

de Denis KA2YYB

 

 

JAN 12 "What's Happening at the ARRL"

                  Frank Fallon N2FF,

                  ARRL Hudson Division Director

 

FEB  9  “The Future of Amateur Radio”

                   Steve Mendelsohn, W2MF

 

MAR 12  “HAMFEST 2001”

 

 

 

Hamfest Calendar

 

January 10

Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club

Contact: Russ Stafford, W3CH

              Box 88

              Abington, PA 19001

Phone: 610-631-3401 (#4)

Email: russ@hdj.com

http://www.phil-mont.org

 

January 21 

Great South Bay ARC (NLI Section Convention)

Contact: Phil Lewis, N2MUN

              22 Belle Terre Road West

             Lindenhurst, NY 11757

Phone: 631-226-0698

Email: n2mun@optonline.net

http://www.arrlhudson.org/nli/hru2001.htm

 

Metro 70cm Network

Contact: Otto Supliski, WB2SLQ

              53 Hayward Street

             Yonkers, NY 10704

Phone: 914-969-1053

Email: wb2slq@juno.com

 

March 3

North Jersey Hamfest—Splitrock ARA

Contact:  Splitrock Amateur Radio Association

              PO Box 610

                Rockaway, NJ 07866

Phone:  888-511-SARA

Email:  splitrock@worldnet.att.net

 

    

March 17

 

     CHERRYVILLE!

 

 

CONTEST LOG

 

DATE

CONTEST

1/20-1/22

ARRL VHF Sweepstakes

1/26-1/28

CQWW 160m (CW)

2/3

Del Val Simplex Contest

2/3-2/4

N. American Sprint (phone)

2/10-2/12

N. American Sprint (CW)

2/10-2/11

CQWW (RTTY WPX)

2/17-2/18

ARRL DX Contest (CW)

2/24-2/25

CQWW 160m (phone)

3/3-3/4

ARRL DX Contest (phone)




 

 

AREA REPEATER MAP INFO NEEDED

de KC2CXH

 

Some time ago, I started a project to create a topographic map of the Lehigh Valley area showing the locations of the various repeaters and their height. I'm using Delorme topoquads software to put the map together. With this software, you can create "line-of-sight" maps that are interesting and useful for determining shadow areas for a particular repeater. I started this project with the W2CRA system, but got sidetracked when we moved to Bucks County several months ago, but I still want to get the map done and publish it on my ham radio web site (www.qsl.net/kc2cxh).

If anyone could forward me via email the specific latitude, longitude and height above local ground of any repeaters and related remote receive sites you know of (not just CRA), I'll add them to the map. I plan to cover a 50 mile radius of the area, centered on the bridge between Frenchtown, NJ & Tinicum PA.

thanks
marty focazio kc2cxh

 

CRA II CLUB INFORMATION

     The Cherryville Repeater Association II, Inc. 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.

 

YEASU RENAMED

de N5RA


Yaesu is now called Vertex Standard in the USA and Japan. I have enclosed a link which will get you to their site.  http://www.vxstd.com/ you can also still get to their site through the name of Yaesu. http://www.yaesu.com

Yours sincerely

Sara Badger

Yaesu UK

 

UPLiNK

A CRA II Publication

 

Editors     

Articles & Info:
WA2EPY, Bruce Cunningham – bcc@interpow.net

KA2YYB, Denis Albisser – KA2YYB@arrl.net

Interviews: 
K2PA, Roberto Matos – K2PA@arrl.net    

Roster &  Mailing: 
W2CG, Marty Grozinski __ W2CG@arrl.net

 

Many thanks to all those who have contributed articles or information for this publication, including: The ARRL, N5RA, KA2YYB, WB2NQV, W2CG, K2IQN, W2PKE 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 of 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. 

 

 

 

 

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