Minutes of the Regular Meeting on February 2, 2016
The meeting was held in the upstairs Kanata meeting room in Sobey's at the SW 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||FN25bf||Yes||Yes|
The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton Smith (VE3IRR), at 19:30 hours. He welcomed one visitor: John McGowan (VA3JYK)
The former Secretary, Glenn MacDonell (VE3XRA), introduced the Minutes of the January meeting. Moved by the former Secretary that the Minutes be approved; seconded by Randy Nordlund (VE3AX). Motion was Carried.
The Treasurer, Andy Hart (VE3NVK) reported that the current bank balance was $666 and the club had 16 paid up members.
Vice President's Report
The Vice President, Doug Leach (VE3XK) reported that speakers had been arranged for meetings through to the summer noting that at the June meeting, the President would outline plans for the June VHF contest and the report on the contest would be presented at the July meeting.
Reports / Project Updates
Doug Leach reported that the 6m, 2m, 1 1/4m and 70 cm beacons are back on the air and are stable. The 2m cavity was not installed as it needs to be retuned, but no interference has been noted.
No big changes and some new users have been added so the mesh is getting bigger.
Doug (VE3XK) - contest
Randy (VE3AX) - talked about the January VHF contest in which some members of the club participated in.
Wayne (VE3CZO) - Mentioned that there will be an OARC sponsored project which will be starting this coming weekend at Algonquin College in room T-110. The project will be the Battery keeper. He also mentioned that the VHF Superconference will be held in April in the Washington, DC area and is willing to go if other members want to go down with him.
Glenn (VE3XRA) - Mentioned that he was at the January ARRL conference. The president will be changing in April and will be Rick Roderick (K5UR)
Our speaker was VE2ZAZ Bert. The subject was An Electronically Disciplined Mechanical Pendulum.
The President stated that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 21:54 hours.