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(03) March 2014

PRINCE EDWARD RADIO CLUB

VA3PEC

c/o C.A. Law RR#2 96 Goodman Crescent, Milford ON K0K 2P0
BAYBRIDGE NET, 7:30 pm TUESDAY VE3TJU 146.730
The next meeting will be Thursday April 10th,@ 7:30 pm at the Wellington Library


EXECUTIVE:

President: Art, VE3SQG, Art.Sinclair@sympatico.ca    
Vice-President: Kevin, VA3THB kevin.maylin@essroc.com 
Treasurer: Al, VE3LAW, ve3fz@rac.ca           
Secretary: Eric, VA3EP, va3ep@rac.ca


Minutes of the Meeting of the Prince Edward Radio Club Thurs March 13, 2014


ATTENDANCE:

- Art VE3SQG, Al VA3FZ, Kevin VA3THB, Doug VE3ZDG, Matt VE3OCC, Joe VA3JLF, Ian VE3EP, Dave VE3UGT, Dave VE3BIP, Paul VE3ZT, Peter VE3UR, Bob VE3QWB, Bill VA3WOW, Eric VA3EP


CALL TO ORDER:

- President called meeting to order at 7:30

- Welcome to guest Paul VE3ZT ( see http://ve3zt.ca/ ) who has moved to Picton


OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

- Kevin VA3THB tested RMS Express mail from Caboose to Matt VE3OCC and Eric's VA3EP/VA3LOM nodes

- Ian VE3EP was trying to work some W7 and 8's on 20 M, worked a Zambia station

- Paul VE3ZT worked him yesterday on 10 M

- Al VE3FZ reports that W1AW is working portable around different states for ARRL 100'th anniversary, several stations are on the air every day, change UTC Tuesday night, there is a leader board and plaques and awards for working all states and territories. See website http://www.arrl.org/centennial-qso-party

- A number of members talked about experiences during the blizzard yesterday. Kevin VA3THB worked Matt VE3OCC while mobile on the repeater.

- Paul VE3ZT asked where the bell tower was in Picton

Eric recommended this tower locator http://www.loxcel.com/celltower

Matt VE3OCC likes http://www.ertyu.org/steven_nikkel/cancellsites.html


MINUTES:

- No errors or omissions, Doug moves, Kevin seconds accepting last month's as recorded.


NEW BUSINESS:

- RAC has implemented new question bank

- Doug VE3ZDG has printed out a new exam, notes only an accredited examiner can generate a real exam, practice exam generator for all users is online only

- Eric VA3EP talked to Vince Charon at RAC, notes that it is effective now. Also note that RAC now gives 1 year of free membership to all new hams.

- Art VE3SQG notes that the www.Rfinder.net repeater directory is now endorsed by RAC as the official repeater directory, access is $9.95 / year, works on PCs, smartphone and tablets

- The next Foxhhunt is March 23 in Belleville, corner Sidney/Bridge, next after that next is May 3rd , meet at Pinecrest school , 9:00 AM, see www.ve3bip.org. Plan is to put in fox as object in APRS .

- Doug VE3ZDG 14th Jan meeting with girl guide “Ravens” and showed them slides of ham radio activities, played with gmrs radios, worked bill who was standing by for the demo.

- Field day: Dave VE3UGT still has not gotten in touch with Fred the president of the car club. The flywheels group activity is the weekend before field day, the flywheels club recommends that we use the car club property for any overnight camping, as there is no overnight camping.

- Amalgamation proposal: Art would like the committee of 2 to take the document and add a recommendation, then exec will decide what to do with it.

- Dues are due, please pay the treasurer.


TREASURERS REPORT:

Cash Flow Report Prince Edward Radio Club 1Q 2014

1/1//14 Through 31/3/14
Balance January 1, 2014 $420.73
INFLOWS
    50/50 Draw 21.00
    Membership Dues 285.00
TOTAL INFLOWS 306.00 
OUTFLOWS
     Telephone 88.02
TOTAL OUTFLOWS 88.02
OVERALL TOTAL 217.98 217.98
Balance March 31, 2014 $638.71


CLOSING:

- President close meeting at 8:24 PM


Next Meeting Date:

- The next meeting will be Thursday April 10th,@ 7:30 pm at the Wellington Library


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