The meeting was held in the upstairs meeting room in Sobey's at the corner of Hazeldean and Terry Fox in Kanata.
The following people were present:
|Name||Call Sign||Position||MH Grid||RAC||WCARC|
|Doug Leach||VE3XK||Vice President||FN25bj||Yes||Yes|
The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton Smith (VE3IRR), at 19:30 hours. He welcomed one visitor, Dave Harris (VE3KMV).
The Secretary, Glenn MacDonell (VE3XRA), introduced the minutes of the February meeting.
Moved by the Secretary, that the minutes be approved as posted; seconded by Bert (VE2ZAZ).
In the absence of the Treasurer, the Secretary reported that the current bank balance is $715.13.
The attending members continued discussions on preparations for the June VHF Contest. Bert Zauhar (VE2ZAZ) reported on an email exchange with Bill Burgess (VE3CRU) a rover who has frequently worked VE3WCC in contests and visited the FN04 location when WCARC used it for previous June contests. Bill provided suggestions on frequency selection and capability requirements to attract rovers close enough to work our new location.
Members also considered adding additional capabilities for the June contest. Several indicated they would be willing to purchases small laser communication systems from Ramsey and Bert VE2ZAZ gave notice that at the April meeting he would move that the club purchase a pair of these units.
New Business: Nil.
Reports / Project Updates
Doug Leach reported that there had been no changes since the last meeting.
Clayton Smith (VE3IRR) and Bert Zauhar (VE2ZAZ) reported further developments in the growing Broadband Hamnet in our area.
Paul Boltwood (VE3PLE) gave the attendees a presentation entitled WSPR with FlexRadio 1500. To view the presentation click here.
President, Clayton (VE3IRR) stated that there being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2124 hrs.