Minutes of the Meeting on Meeting of June 3, 2008
The meeting was held in the Kanata room at Sobey's in Kanata.
The following members were present:
|Name||Call Sign||Position||MH Grid||RAC||WCARC|
|Doug Leach||VE3XK||Vice President||FN15wg||Yes||Yes|
Al, VO1NO/VE3, called the meeting to order at 19:30 hrs.
Doug, VE3XK, Vice President had no report. Ken, VA3KA, Treasurer, reported that the club had a bank balance of $401.00. Barney, VA3BGB, Secretary, motioned that the minutes of the 6 May meeting be accepted as published. Graham VE3BYT seconded the motion and the motion was passed.
Doug, VE3XK reported on the beacon project providing a powerpoint briefing detailing the impact and benefits of stacking antennas. Doug will provide the powerpoint briefing to Rick, VE3CVG for inclusion on the WCARC website. He requested additional funds to incorporate these benefits. After much discussion Graham VE3BYT motioned to provide a sum not to exceed $250.00 which was seconded by David VE3KL. Al VO1NO/VE3 stated that if this amount was found to contrary to previous directives it would be rectified at the next meeting. Motion passed with two abstentions.
June Expedition 14 to 16th June
Al, VO1NO/VE3 described the plan for this DXpedition at FN04xa near Grafton. He provided a powerpoint briefing detailing the location, equipment planned to be used and a brief summary of expected areas for which contacts might be expected.
Graham, VE3BYT will provide the link to Barry Smiths project website.
Rick VE3CVG mentioned that the generation 2 of the D-STAR operating software is running well. The gateway is working well with a few other details to be completed.
Al, VO1NO/VE3 informed the meeting of a number of contests and flea markets that will be occurring in the near future. Several members attended the Smiths Falls hamfest which they said was interesting. The Rochester hamfest was attended by a hungry crew who reported that while the hamfest was good the server at the rib dinner was disappointing.
Al made note that the scheduled meeting date in July would fall on the Canada day holiday and therefore the July meeting date would be the second Tuesday of the month, the 8th of July for this occasion only.
For the Cross-Border Microwave activity day of June 7th Doug VE3XK requested support in the transport of equipment to a mountain top. Steve VA3SAX agreed to participate.
Ken VA3KA reported that the MFJ analyzer had been returned and that it will now be loaned to Valentin VA3WO. Ken further described a project in which he connected his radio to the internet which enabled him to operate remotely. He mentioned that he intended to place a software defined radio receiver on the internet in a manner which would enable any club member to operate the radio over the internet. Ken mentioned that he would provide a briefing to club members on the process for internet radio operation.
Doug VE3XK informed the members that the city had issued the consolidated bylaws and read the tower bylaw in detail. Most members agreed that at first reading the bylaw seemed to be logical.
Al, VE1NO/VE3 deferred this discussion to a later date.
Steve VA3SAX motioned that the meeting be adjourned, motioned passed.
Barney Baker - VA3BGB