The meeting was held at Davtech, 133 Walgreen Road, near Carp Road and Hwy 417, a temporary meeting place used while the regular meeting place in the Kanata Room in Sobey's remains unavailable.
The following people were present:
|Name||Call Sign||Position||MH Grid||RAC||WCARC|
|Andy Hart||VE3NVK||Vice President||FN25bh||Yes||Yes|
The meeting was opened by President Al Penney(VO1NO) at 19:30 hours.
The President thanked Davtech for providing the meeting room and welcomed guests Arthur Smith (VE3BIT) and Frank Gotto, a sales representative of Davtech and colleague of Greg Speakman (VA3OMP).
Secretary Glenn MacDonell(VE3XRA) introduced the minutes of the previous meeting. Moved by VE3XRA-Glenn MacDonell that the previous minutes as published on the web pages be approved. Seconded by VA3OMP-Greg Speakman.
The Treasurer was unable to attend the meeting and no report was presented.
Speakers have been identified for the April and May meetings. The Vice President asked members to provide him with suggestions for future meetings.
The President reported that the Insurance Certificate still had not arrived.
The President invited suggestions for future meeting locations should the customary meeting room at Sobeys remain unavailable.
After several weeks of not operating the beacons were back on the air as a result of the efforts of VE3XZT (Dale Hennegar). The present ground fault interrupter trips whenever there is a power outage and the beacons remain off the air until it can be reset manually (requiring a visit to the site). There have been a few short power outages in the area where the beacon is located. The meeting discussed potential alternatives but did not settle on one.
The repeater was off the air for a couple of hours on Monday Feb 28 for modifications but was quickly put back into service.
Preparations continue. The President noted the need for people who could provide transportation for some of the larger items (requiring trailers or trucks).
Manotick Amateur Radio Club
There was a brief report of a recent difficult meeting of the MARC that ended with many members walking out.
Greg Speakman (VA3OMP) delivered a presentation on breathalyzers and speed measuring devices. the presentation is posted on the WCARC website.
The President, Al Penney(VO1NO) stated that there being no further business, the meeting would be adjourned. The meeting was closed at 21:30 hours.