Minutes of the Regular Meeting on July 15, 2019
The meeting was held at the the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library. The following people were present:
|Name||Call Sign||Position||MH Grid||RAC||WCARC|
|Jeremy Jones||VA3ZTF||Vice President||FN25ac||Yes||Yes|
|Remi De Cristofaro||VA3DRI||Member||FN25bh||Yes||Yes|
The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton Smith (VE3IRR) at 18:05. 2 visitors were in attendance.
Clayton (VE3IRR) mentioned that the minutes were not received in time to post to the website so they will be reviewed at the next meeting.
Robert (VE3BE) reported 27 paid up members for 2019 and a bank balance of $966.51. There is also $2000 which is split up into two term deposits which will be maturing in 2020.
Vice President’s Report
Jeremy (VA3ZTF) reported that he contacted multiple meeting spaces and is still waiting for information on what is available.
Clayton (VE3IRR) mentioned that a piece of equipment was missing after the June contest and asked if any of the members had seen it. He also mentioned that the executive has been discussing about the unforeseen events that are costing the club more money than what the dues are covering. A preliminary budget will be presented to the members for 2020.
Jeremy (VA3ZTF) presented “Interconnecting Radios and Computers for Digital Modes.”
Reports / Project Updates
Clayton (VE3IRR) mentioned that the project to put a node at Camp Fortune is still ongoing.
Doug (VE3XK) gave a presentation on a project he is proposing to replace the beacon antennas after having issues with the 6m antenna. The members followed with a discussion on what should be done. Clayton (VE3IRR) made a proposal that the antennas be replaced. It will be voted at the next meeting.
Announcements / Show & Tell
- Bert (VE2ZAZ) asked if there was any new information about the France proposal to use part of the 2m band. Rich (VE3KI) reported that there are no new updates.
The President observed that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 20:20.