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(10) October 2010



c/o C.A. Law RR#2 96 Goodman Crescent, Milford ON K0K 2P0




President: Art, VE3SQG,   

Vice-President: Kevin, VA3THB

Treasurer: Al, VE3LAW,                         

Secretary: Peter, VE3UR,

Minutes of the Meeting October 7 2010

Members Present

Tim Pekkonen VE3UO, Ian Morrison  VE3EP, Kevin Maylin VA3THB,  Art Sinclair VE3SQG, Peter Hodgson VE3UR, David Beach VE3STI, Al Law VE3FZ, Bill Milligan VA3WOW, Matthew Dwight VE3OCC, Bob Moore VE3QWB, Les Baraz VA3LBZ

President Art VE3SQG called the meeting to order at 7:40 pm

He noted that there had not been much action on HF lately. There was some propogation favouring Malaysia, and there had also been a station operating from Market Reef.

 It was moved :

“That the minutes of the June meeting be approved, with the addition of the missing date” 

by Les VA3LBZ  Seconded by Kevin VA3THB CARRIED.


Art thanked David VE3STI for his donation to the club, and Treasurer Al VE3FZ gave his quarterly financial report (attached)

Motion to accept the Treasurers Report Moved Ian VE3EP Seconded by Bob VE3QWB CARRIED

A letter from the CNIB Amateur Radio Service requesting funding was read to the membership.

It was moved by Bob VE3QWB and seconded by David VE3STI That the sum of $25 dollars be donated to the CNIB Amateur Radio Service CARRIED

Bill VA3WOW spoke about the ARES Group, and noted that Matt VE3OCC is doing a web page for Loyalist District ARES. This page will be linked to other ARES related web pages. At the present time there is no Prince Edward County ARES page, and the Hastings County pages are outdated.

On November 7th there will be an ARES Mutual Aid exercise. As there is no Lennox & Addington ARES the other local
groups will respond to a request for assistance in Napanee. It is anticipated the event will start at around 10:00 am in Napanee. Those who have indicated an interest in participating will be contacted by telephone at around 8:00am the morning of the exercise with final instructions.

Contact Doug Monk or Bill Milligan if you are able to participate.

There will also be an ARES meeting at ESSROC on November 27th at 9:30 am

David VE3STI spoke about several ideas for a club project.

Microcontrollers/microprocessors are everywhere from our cars to our

microwave ovens to our ham radio rigs. PERC is having an "Introduction

to Microprocessors" project. It will take two evenings and will

involve a bit of soldering and a bit of programming in a "BASIC-like"

language. When you are done, you will be able to do some simple

programming and have the parts to build the 'core' (you supply the

box, connectors, etc) of a simple keyer. We'll also show you how to

make a thermometer that 'beeps' out the temperature in Morse code.


The cost will be $30-35. You will need a laptop (with a serial port or

USB adapter) for programming and soldering equipment. You'll end up

with a PICAXE 08M microcontroller, a "protoboard" (a chip programming

board that has space to permanently solder up a project), a

programming cable and a "breadboard" to build the various projects,

all the parts you need and software on a CD. The software for

programming is supposed to work on W-95 to W7 (and, for those who walk

to a different drummer, there are Mac and Linux versions, though not

quite as slick). I have used the software on XP and W7 without problem

and also the Mac version.

 Members who would be interested can contact David directly



The annual PERC XMAS Dinner/Party is set for December 11th at the usual spot,

The Prince Edward Yacht Club

30 Fairfield St.


Arrival & Schmoozing from 6:00PM

Dinner at 7:00PM

Cost  $20.00 per person

RSVP to Doug Monk at

The meeting adjourned at 8:40 pm

NEXT MEETING Bloomfield Town Hall 7:30 pm November 4th 2010



Cash Flow Report   Prince Edward Radio Club 3Q 2010


1/07/10 Through 30/09/10



                    Balance July 1, 2010                                                                       2801.89




                        *Gifts Received                          320.00

                        Interest Earned                                 .06

                        Membership Dues                        25.00


                      TOTAL INFLOWS                           345.06                   


                        Field Day Expense                      168.56                         

                        Telephone                                    80.97

                        Picnic Expense                            123.00

                      TOTAL OUTFLOWS                       372.53

                      OVERALL TOTAL      -27.47                                        -27.47


                        Balance September 30,  2010                                                     $2774,42

                       (Includes uncashed cheques and unposted deposits)

*The large amount in gifts given came from Dave Beach selling a piece of equipment to Dave Ward and giving the amount to the club.