The meeting was held in Kanata Room in Sobey's, at the SW corner of Hazeldean and Terry Fox Drive in Kanata.
The following people were present:
|Name||Call Sign||Position||MH Grid||RAC||WCARC|
|Doug Leach||VE3XK||Vice President||FN15wg||Yes||Yes|
The meeting was opened by President Al Penney(VO1NO) at 19:30 hours.
The President noted that he had received a request for a donation from the CNIB. The executive will discuss and recomend how to respond at the next meeting.
RAC has advised that the fee for liability insurace it makes available to clubs will depend on how many members are also members of RAC (club fees would be higher if not all of their members are members of RAC). It may be necessary to adjust membership fees for non RAC members to cover the additional cost. However, not all the details were available and a recommendation will be prepared for a future meeting after the implications of this change are clear.
Secretary Glenn MacDonell(VE3XRA) introduced the minutes of the previous meeting. Moved by VE3MMQ that the previous minutes as published on the web pages be approved. Seconded by VA3JPG.
Treasurer Ken Asmus(VA3KA) reported At the end of the previous year (December 2009) the club had 33 members, a high in recent years. 21 people had paid their 2010 membership by the time the Treasurer reported and he accepted further payments during and after the meeting. The club had about $900 in the bank and this will grow as members make their payments for 2010.
Glenn VE3XRA provided an update on the 5.8GHz telephone project. The Powerpoint presentation can be found on the WCARC website.
BERT, VE2ZAZ distributed kits for the Bluetooth-Radio Interface with PTT support to members who had ordered them at the previous meeting. There was a brief disussion of aspects of the assembly which are discussed in detail on his website, http://ve2zaz.net/Bluetooth_PTT/Bluetooth_PTT.htm.
Stan, VA3SMM, showed and described the "VK5JST Aerial Analyser" he had built from a kit supplied by the South Coast Amateur radio Club of Adelaide Australia. It costs about half as much as the comparable MFJ259 antenna analyser.
Michael Babineau, VE3WMB, presented "New Digital Modes and Old Hellschreiber". The Powerpoint presentation can be found on the WCARC website.
The VE2ZAZ moved that the meeting be adjourned. The meeting was closed at 21:30 hours.