Wednesday Meeting Info – Directions, parking, and stream link

Hi everyone,

Just another friendly reminder that our monthly meeting will be held Wednesday, December 1st @ 6pm in Wise Campus Center, Room 228, on the Norwich University campus in Northfield. If you can’t make it to the meeting, we will be streaming the packet radio presentation live on Twitch. Click this link to watch

Directions:
– From Rt. 12 in Northfield, turn onto Park Ave.
– Keep right onto Harmon drive.
– Stay on Harmon drive until you reach the campus center:

Parking is available just outside Wise.

See you there!

73,
-Patrick, KC1DPM
CVARC President

Foxhunt and club news

Hi all,

Just a reminder that our monthly foxhunt will be held tomorrow, September 18th in Washington County. The fox will be on the air by 10am – see our foxhunt info page for more. Good luck!

Due to COVID concerns, we will not be holding a VE session at the end of this month. We apologize for any inconvenience and will keep the club up to date on when/if future sessions will be held.

73,
-Patrick, KC1DPM
CVARC President

January 2021 meeting – plans going forward, topics for presentation

Happy new year! I hope everyone is doing well and managed to enjoy the holidays. Here is the meeting link for tonight:
https://meet.jit.si/W1BD-CVARC-Meeting

We’ll be discussing plans for the club going forward this year, ideas for events, as well as presentation topics.

See you tonight!
73,
-Patrick, KC1DPM
CVARC President

Repeater System Update

Hello all,

Last month, a vote was cast to link the Williamstown repeater back into the larger system of VHF repeaters, comprised of W1BD Cabot, K1VIT Lincoln Peak, and W1AAK Killington (146.88).

Williamstown (W1BD)
Yesterday, after correcting a receiver de-sense issue on the link radio, the link was once again enabled and tested, performing quite well in both directions. We are once again using the club’s analog MSF5000 repeater. However, a recent unknown issue has caused radio traffic to pass only in one direction; from Lincoln/Killington/Cabot to Williamstown, but not back. We are going to unlink from the rest of the system until this problem is solved.

Cabot (W1BD)
The Cabot machine continues to perform very well on the receive side. The power amplifier is running 25 watts out, which doesn’t cover quite as far as intended. The audio level was noted to be higher than that of Williamstown, and slightly more “harsh” sounding. There are plans to work on this machine to correct the audio issues, and possibly increase the output power so transmit and receive patterns match each other more closely.

Lincoln Peak (K1VIT)
More information here: http://www.k1vit.com/repeaters/

Killington (W1AAK)
This repeater is owned and operated by the Northeast FM Repeater Association.

Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns about these repeaters, please don’t hesitate to reach out:
CVARC – contact (at) w1bd dot net
NFMRA
Vermont Interconnect Team