CVARC owns, operates, and maintains two repeaters in the Clearwater Valley. The 76 repeater is located on Norton Knob with numerous other repeaters and antennas, including local emergency services and regional National Public Radio.
Each year, the club pays its "rent" for housing and powering our repeater and antenna at Norton Knob by weed eating at the site each June, both to improve the appearance and to create a much-needed fire break around the building, antennas, and power lines.
We have always had a pretty good turnout of club members and equipment, and we usually complete the job in under two hours. Thanks to the turnout of eight members on June 5, 2021, and to Doug (KG7ZLE) bringing along his rider mower, the work was completed in just about one hour!
Pictured left to right: Don (W7PJ), Kelly (KE7LY), Fabien (KJ7YXJ), Randy (KI7AVF),
Greg (AI7FM), Dave (KG7SRR), Doug (KG7ZLE), and Steve (W7HAT).
This also gave Don (W7PJ) and Steve (W7HAT) a chance to work together to remove a number of pesky wild rose bushes and treat the stumps in hopes they won't be there next year, as well as for Kelly (KE7LY) to give some attention to moss and lichen growing on the little sidewalk and building foundation.
Thank you to the Dream Team for this year's work! A special thanks to those who come up every year for this effort, and a warm welcome and thanks to first timer Greg and brand new ham operator Fabien for jumping in so readily and contributing. It was a good and productive time for all.