Minutes of Meeting of the Lunenburg County Amateur Radio Club
Minutes of REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING of the Lunenburg County Amateur Radio Club.
Held at Community Room, SuperStore, Bridgewater NS on 16 September, 2002.
Meeting called to order by VE1CYP-AL at 1900 Hrs. with fifteen members in attendance.
Item of Business
1. Chairman Remarks: President VE1CYP-Al welcomed all members to the meeting and acknowledged presence of Don Wilson, Guest.
2. Minutes of Previous Regular Meeting: Secretary VE1JEN-Charlie read minutes of last Regular Monthly Meeting, held 19 June, 2002. Motioned by Secretary VE1JEN, seconded VE1AQK-Monty, minutes be approved as read. Carried.
3. Business arising from Minutes: President VE1CYP-Al reported sale of club's last call book. VE1CZC-John asked for information on proposed additional repeater installation in Bridgewater. VE1CYP-Al brought meeting up to date on proposed repeater. Installation is planned for Town of Bridgewater Communication Site. Repeater will be back up for VE1VL. Emergency use, with no linking system.
4.Correspondence: Secretary VE1JEN-Charlie had no correspondence to table.
5.Treasurer's Report: Treasure VE1GAM tabled Balance Sheet of club finances as of 15 September 2002. Balance of General Account $1,583.75; Repeater Account $145.55; Ways And Means $632.68. ScotiaBank Balance $2,361.98. Motioned Treasurer VE1GAM-George, seconded VA1ARE-Avery, report be accepted. Carried. VE1GAM-George gave notice, due to health problem; he would not stand for office of Treasurer in 2003.
There were no bills presented for payment.
- Net Control
VE1MBC-Max absent. President VE1CYP-Al tabled net control schedule. VE1CZC-John questioned accuracy of schedule as VE1DSE-Darrel continues to be shown as controller. VE1AUZ-Martin advised that he has no antennas in service at present time.
- Technical Committee
VE1TA-Tom reported he was making plans to complete repeater maintenance before onset of winter. There is still problem arranging access to MTT sites. Request being made to government to set up province wide APRS System. In reply to question from VE1CZC-John, Tom said plans are to link 146.835 Springfield Repeater to system. 147.195 MHz would be used for the new repeater in Bridgewater. Tom intends to get to the three local repeaters before end of September. NSARA is still waiting reply from Shelburne and Yarmouth clubs to an NSARA offer, two years ago, set up IRLP link.
VE1AUZ-Martin provided update on EMO. Hurricane Watch is ready should there be need to activate. HF communications system is operational. Sat TV is installed at EMO Centre. Weather Station is being relocated from Exit 12 to EMO Centre.
VE1TA-Tom advised radios being delivered to EMO-Bridgewater from NSARA refurbishing site. Distribution of radios to Red Cross and fire departments going well. Planned closure of refurbishing site in October.
- Swap Shop
President VE1CYP-Al gave Swap Shop report in absence of VE1TMN-Tyler. Swap Shop will continue to be updated on LCARC website.
- Basic Course
Course on schedule for 1 October start. Twenty students applied. Five are confirmed. $55.00 fee. $10.00 for those having own study material. Instructors still required.
- Steak and Salmon Supper/NSARA Picnic
VE1EAR-Scott reported on success of supper and NSARA Picnic. Ninety-nine people, plus children attended. Good effort from club members and profit for club.
VE1DO-Barry and VE1GAM-George will be setting up station at Scout Camp on evening of 17 October.