Contoocook Valley Radio Club
PO Box 88, Henniker, NH 03242 USA

What's New? as of January 20, 2016

  • Flea Market Coming March 13 - Our annual flea market is scheduled for March 13.  All the details are on the flyer.  Please print off a few and post in your area.  This is the largest fund raising event for the club each year.

  • Elections Held - New Officers were voted in at the November 10 Meeting of the Contoocook Valley Radio Club. Patrick Hart, AA1AL, President Larry Beagle, KB1RIJ, Vice-President Steve Jones, N1JHJ, Secretary Mickie Clement, W1MKY, Treasurer

    Many thanks to Larry Beagle, KB1RIJ, and to Dale Clement, AF1T, for serving as Club President and Vice-President for the past year.

  • Dues Due - It is that time of year again.  Annual dues is due by Jan 1, please support your club so that we can bring you events like the family picnic and programs to the club meetings.

  • Christmas Party - The December Meeting of the CVRC will be the Annual Family Christmas Party and Yankee Swap at the Ichiban Japanese Steak House (the old Cat-n-Fiddle) 118 Manchester St., Concord. 4:30 to 9 PM, Sat., Dec. 12. There will be 50 place settings, so it won't be necessary to sign up for the party. We order off of the menu. ( If you need to eat elsewhere, please join us, afterward, for the party). Bring a wrapped present representing each member of your family, valued under ten dollars. The presents will be entered into the "Yankee Swap". As usual, we are going to invite Members of other Radio Clubs to join in on celebrating Christmas with us. I hope you all can attend!

  • Radio Sport - ARRL 10-Meter Contest Dec. 13 & 14. Rules, Logs, and Summary can be printed from ARRL.ORG Z

  • KA1SKY Has A New Trustee - Thank you N1FDR for stepping up to keep KA1SKY on the air.  If anyone wishes to help N1FDR, please contact him at

  • Henniker Community School Radio Club - N1JI, Jock, is running a radio club at the Henniker Community School.  Watch for his postings on the reflector about when the radio club will be on the air and what frequencies.

  • Contoocook Valley Radio Club Upcoming Events: 

    • January 19, 2016: Regular Meeting
    • January 26, 2016: Business Meeting
    • Febuary 9, 2016: Regular Meeting
    • Febuary 23, 2016: Business Meeting
    • March 08, 2016: Regular Meeting
    • March 13, 2016: CVRC Flea Market
    • March 22, 2016: Business Meeting

      If you would like to share your expertise in some area of Amateur Radio, we would love to hear about your favorite activity at one of the future meetings.
  • Upcoming VE Testing Sessions:

    • Febuary 06, 2016 - American Red Cross, 2 Maitland Street Concord
    • March 05, 2016 - American Red Cross, 2 Maitland Street Concord
    • March 13, 2016 - Henniker Community School, Henniker NH (Registration at 9, test at 9:30)
    • April 02, 2016 - American Red Cross, 2 Maitland Street Concord

    Registration starts at 8:30am and test begins at 9:00am.  No late admittances.

  • K1BKE ECHOLink Node is off line - Due to equipment failure, the node has been taken off line and will be off line until someone new picks up the cause.  Thank you Ron, K1PDY for providing this service over the years!
    UPDATE - The club has purchased the equipment and will be getting it back on the air soon!

  • CVRC Meetings:

    The CVRC meets on the second Tuesday of each month usually at the Hopkinton Town Library in Contoocook, NH, (except December and some Julys).  Rag chew at 7 PM; Meeting at 7:30 PM. Talk-in is on 146.895 / R, -600hz, 100 Hz PL.  Meetings are open to both members and nonmembers.

    Business Meetings are held each month, two weeks after the Regular Monthly Meeting at 7 PM.  All are encouraged to participate.  We lay all of  the groundwork for the club activities at these meetings.

  • Rag Chew Net - Every Tuesday when there is no regular meeting, Join us on the .895 repeater at 7:30pm local for a rag chew net. 

  • The CVRC maintains an email list at Yahoo! Groups to keep club members and  friends informed about club events.  If you would like to be on this list,  click on the "Subscribe" button below left

    You can join the k1bke group without being a Yahoo! user, by using any email account and by just sending a mail to from your email account.

    If you are already a Yahoo! user, Sign In now to join the group. Or Sign up now for a new Yahoo! account for free.

  • A couple of reminders about the CVRC email reflector:
    • If you change your e-mail address and discontinue the one you used to subscribed to the e-mail reflector with, you will not get any e-mail from the reflector. You have to re-subscribe your new e-mail address;follow the "subscribe" link at the bottom of this page.
    • If you send an e-mail to the reflector, it HAS to be originating from the e-mail address that you registered with or it will be denied.
    • Please - when replying to a post, consider who needs to see your reply.  If it is only the original poster, and not the entire membership, spare the rest of us and make use of the "Reply To Sender" link at the bottom of the original post.


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1959 CVRC Club House as seen in 2010
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