SJARA & CWVWA are now one club!

      

First thing we would like to welcome all the new members to the Central West Virginia Wireless Association

Over the past previous months there have been many discussions between members of both clubs, officers and also the board of directors, of the combining of these two clubs into one organization, and through all the final voting and discussion processes, everything has been agreed upon and the combining of its members and clubs will now take place.

What does this mean?

  • CWVWA will honor and absorb all of the current active members of the Stonewall Jackson Amateur Radio Association into the CWVWA membership for the remainder of the year,  dues for renewal always start at the first month of the calendar year.
  • CWVWA will obtain the 1×2 call sign (K8DF) that SJARA has and transfer ownership over to CWVWA for field day & repeater uses.
  • Stonewall Jackson Amateur radio Association will donate it’s property consisting of,  2 HF radios, multi-band yagi antenna, tower, rotator, 200ft coax,  and other misc. items used for field day / EMCOM activities
  • SJARA funds will be transferred into CWVWA funds

When does all this happen?

  • SJARA members are now considered CWVWA members as of 7-20-2017 on the final vote held at the SJARA members meeting held on 7-20 and a final vote to accept all terms.
  • over the next 30-60 days SJARA officers will remain to ensure that all transfers of property, closures of accounts, FCC documentation, has been finalized and then a dissolution of Stonewall Jackson Amateur Radio Association will then have been met.

The main goal of the combining of these two clubs is to further strengthen the local ham community as a whole and also allow us to to do more different things amateur radio related and also to have more resources to us available to use.

Please welcome our new members:

K8SAN Sandra
N8YPE Dave
KC8HUE Olga
K8EAS  Ann
K8RAS Richard
KC8MTW James
KD8ABS  Troy
NW8U John
KC8RIQ Kimberly
KC8RIP Jarrett
KA5NYN Bill
KD8IZC Cecelia
N8YPA Skip
KB8RIA Paul

 

The following SJARA members are already active members in CWVWA

KC8AJH Doug
KC8PNI Tiffany
K8BNC  Brittany
N8FMD Dick
N8FXJ  Janice
K8PEC Pat
WV8TIM Tim
K8YLA  Kayla
WD8NSC Dave
N8FWD Mike
K8TPH Dick
WV8SM Scott

2017 Field day results

Preliminary results

2017 Field day was a success and before I get into the numbers I want to thank each and every one that participated in this year’s event putting in all the long hours, donating food and items, helping out and making sure everything went well. This year we had total of 30 members / guests in attendance.

Click here to view a pdf file of the cabrillo log file

QSO count for this year
447 CW QSO’s
227 Dig QSO’s
1077 PH QSO’s

40m Phone GOTA station 185 QSO’s

2017 QSOs by mode and band:
Band Mode QSOs Pts Pt/Q
3.5   CW 94
3.5   LSB 306

7      CW 208
7      LSB 244
7      RTTY 133

14    CW 85
14    RTTY 94
14    USB 362

21    CW 60
21    USB 165

 

Once again thanks to all who chipped in!

Tim Yoos – WV8TIM CWVWA member
Vice President & Field Day Chairman Stonewall Jackson Amateur Radio Association

May 2017 Updates

Sorry things have been crazy these past two months with personal life and gotten behind on updating the website. here is a list of whats new and updated. WV8TIM

 

New and Updated…

  • Net Control Operators dates
  • Check ins for April & May (I am missing some nets from the control OPS)
  • April 2017 meeting minutes
  • May 2017 meeting minutes

Also

Stonewall Jackson Field Day meeting Thursday May 25th at 7:30PM at the Saint Marks Lutheran Church on route 19 in Clarksburg (by the old UHC)

Don’t Forget CWVWA’s June Meeting on 10th (this is last one before field day June 23-25)

 

 

CWVWA Logo Decals…

CWVWA logo decals are now available for purchase…
These can be placed on your vehicle’s glass or anywhere you want to. please follow state and federal laws on placement on windows.

Currently only color available is white.

Available sizes are the 4″ version $3.00,  and the 5.5″ version is available for $4.00
Custom callsign decals can also be made to place next to the logos for an additional $2.00
Contact WV8TIM for purchase and details.

Also these will be available for purchase at the monthly meetings.

New Section Manager Appointed in West Virginia

Dan Ringer, K8WV, will become West Virginia’s Section Manager starting on March 1. He has been appointed to succeed Phillip Groves, N8SFO, who is stepping down for personal reasons after serving since July 2015. Ringer, an attorney who lives in Morgantown, will serve the remainder of the current term of office, which ends on September 30.

An ARRL Life Member, Ringer serves as an Assistant Sectio…

Source: ARRL News
Link: New Section Manager Appointed in West Virginia