The meeting was held in the Diefenbunker - Cold War Museum, Carp.

The following people were present:

NameCall SignPositionMH GridRACWCARC
Barney BakerVA3BGBSecretaryFN25aiYesYes
Tyler TidmanVA3DGNGuestFN25aiYes
Jamie CashinVA3JMEGuestFN25
Tom ZinckVA3NFAMemberFN25bhYesYes
Peter JagoVA3PJMemberFN25YesYes
Kevin HastingsVA3PSLGuest
Margaret TidmanVA3VXNGuestFN25aiYes
Valentin DorogaVA3WOMemberFN25ciYesYes
Bert ZauharVE2ZAZMemberFN25bkYesYes
Tom BartelloVE3ELMMemberFN15wgYesYes
John ChristensenVE3IAOMemberFN15xiYesYes
Stephen MayneVE3LWXMemberFN15YesYes
Bill BrownVE3NNQMemberFN14paYes
Robin WebbVE3UIXGuestFN15Yes
Brian JeffreyVE3UUMemberFN15YesYes
Doug LeachVE3XKVice PresidentFN15wgYesYes
Al PenneyVO1NOPresidentFN24cwYesYes


The meeting was opened by President Al Penney(VO1NO) at 19:30 hours.

He had the guests introduce themselves followed by the members introducing themselves.

Secretary's Report:

Secretary Barney Baker(VA3BGB) introduced the minutes of the previous meeting. Moved by Doug Leach(VE3XK) that the previous minutes as published on the web pages be approved. Seconded by Bill Brown(VE3NNQ).

Motion approved.

Treasurer's Report:

Doug VE3XK acting for Ken, the treasurer, reported that the club has 29 paid members and a bank balance of $615.00 some of which is committed to beacon expenses.

VicePresident's Report

No report

Old Business:

Beacon Site

Doug - VE3XK inspected the CFRA site, found it good and in discussion with Harry Jones, that our beacons would be accepted. He described a number of benefits of the site and the requirements to relocate the beacons to that location.

FN04xa Grid Expedition

Al - VO1NO/VE3 described the expedition and reported that after his preliminary review the club scored 538 QSO's in 186 grids for a score of 153,078 points. He then described the basic costs involved and suggested that the club consider subsidizing a portion of those costs.

New Business:

Doug - VE3XK moved that the club move the beacons to the CFRA site and provide a sum not to exceed $100.00 to cover the costs involved. Seconded by Bill - VE3NNQ. Passed.

Al - VO1NO/VE3 moved that the club subsidize a portion of the grid expedition costs by providing a sum of $200.00. Seconded by John VE3IAO. Passed.


No reports


Using his ancient laptop computer Al - VO1NO/VE3 showed a number of photos taken at the FN04xa grid expedition site which showed the layout of the tents and towers. Assembly of the antennas and the 3 position trailer layout was documented. He described the raising of the towers by hand which was successful with this size of tower.


The President Al Penney(VO1NO) stated that there being no further business, the meeting would be adjourned. The meeting was closed at 21:05 hours.