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

What's New? as of August 17, 2016

  • Website Rework In Progress - KB1WTI is hard at work on the revamped website.  A preview will be shown at the CVRC Business meeting on August 23.  This entire site willl be incorperated into the new site, and we will add some features as well like a calendar, forums, and the ability for members of the club to post articles.  If all goes well, there will be a link to the preview after the business meeting here, with the k1bke url being switched over just before the next regular meeting.

    If you have any comments, please feel free to send them to  Jeff is listening and will try to do what he can, but there are limits, and we know we can't please everyone.

    That said, major updates to this site are done.  Thank you K1JY for setting this up and maintaining it all these years.
  • John Moore, N1FOJ - SK -We are very sad to report that John Moore, N1FOJ, passed away peacefully this morning [Friday, April 8, 2016]. His passing is a great loss to his Family, and Friends, to the Contoocook Valley Radio Club, to NEARFEST, and to the Ham Radio Community. Please, sign a Sympathy Card at the Tuesday night CVRC Meeting [April 12, 2016]. We do not have any other information, so please, put any details that are published in the reflector. Thanks.
    Mickie, W1MKY, and Dale, AF1T

  • 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 - School is out.  Thank you Jock for introducing the kids at HCS to Ham Radio.  Look for them again some September!

  • Contoocook Valley Radio Club Upcoming Events: 

    • July 23, 2016: CVRC Family Picnic
    • July 26, 2016: Business Meeting
    • August 9, 2016: Regular Meeting
    • August 23, 2016: Business Meeting
    • September 13, 2016: Regular Meeting
    • September 27, 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:

    • August 6, 2016 - American Red Cross Granite Chapter, 2 Maitland Street Concord
    • September 10, 2016 - American Red Cross Granite Chapter, 2 Maitland Street Concord
    • October 1, 2016 - American Red Cross Granite Chapter, 2 Maitland Street Concord
    • November 5, 2016 - American Red Cross Granite Chapter, 2 Maitland Street Concord
    • December 3, 2016 - American Red Cross Granite Chapter, 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!

  • 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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