11, 2000 Meeting Minutes.
David welcomes all the members to the Club meeting.
Rosemary Archer: Project director from the Waterloo Regional Children's
Museum Looking for volunteers from the club to help build wireless
projects that can help Children visualize from an imaginary to a physical
and audible; as they are given a Demonstration on radio & light waves.
Pres. Bob; looking for a chairman for the above projects volunteers . Bob
introduces the new Executive members. Bob clarifying the Technical
services group doing things W/O permission @ the site.
Ben VA3BNY: Introduces the speaker for the evening. Rick Hergott from
Industry Canada's Kitchener office. Rick presents a slide
information regarding some of the changes to take place that is in
parallel with amateur radio service and operations. The floor was open for
Hard to get through to the office during the day.
Can radio amateurs be of any help by assisting in any way? Yes; with
emergency communications. Also keeping clean on the air non spurious
wireless operations that don't interfere with the public Uncontrolled
zones. Petitions to keep our bands that are being removed.
city and Municipality depends on us for our support in the time of
emergency crisis. (There were words about the Hydro dept looking after
Conducted interference while IC looks after radiated spurious emissions.)
regarding the land mobile frequencies and the new low power licence where
there may be adjacent interference from the commercial operators. Rick
mention that all radios have to meet certification on both the USA and
on narrowing the present operating channel to make room for the present
demand and high volume of users in the commercial bands.
Rick completes his topic and Ben presents a certificate of Appreciation.
Ben mentioned that the Tech Dir John VE3AMZ is away and talked on his
be-half about the the present situation with KSR. The antenna site is
under construction and presently the repeater 's antenna is very low
making its coverage area smaller and very limited. Ben also mentions
that CKCO will allow us to have 3 to 4 antennas on their new tower vhf,
uhf. We also require a few items to complete the installation by
professional riggers. NEW FEEDLINE BRACKETS. ONCE WINTER COMES ITS
DIFFICULT TO COMPLETE THE INSTALLATION, Make provisions to move KSR to
Ayr, keeping in mind that the pattern now will be different than what it
used to be.
Telephone patch is disconnected temp.
took the Packet radio in for repairs TED WILL REPAIRS THE SYSTEM.
now has a 220MHz Repeater @ Bell Mannheim site. Good coverage from
Goderich, Owen Sound, Orangeville…. 130ft high ant.
Ben now introduced Ed Spike VE3TCK; comments on the problems with Canwarn,
Randy Mawson contacted regarding problems with the pagers, looking for a
CANWARN co-ordinater. 2 more pagers required,
Station is located at firehall NO.1 in Waterloo. (BASEMENT) Need people to
be trained in operating canwarn. Any one interested, please talk to ED via
announded Exec meeting next month the first Tuesday.
introduces the Executive:
Editor Dennis VA3DLT,
Patch John Ve3EOS
Paul Cassel VE3SY webmaster and On-Line Kilowatter Editor
Exam co-ordinator Ron Gimbel VE3DBD
Marg Cassel VE3RE will look after Bereavement issues.
Dave Schwartz VA3DGS for swap shop and Weather Station.
Paul take s the floor and talks about a tribute to Fred Hammond chapter
group to have a meeting in October.
Hayward VE3LWH requires volunteers to help operate a CW HF station for the
Scouts on 21 OCT 00
month topic…Grandpas radio,
Ajax DX Assn. talk about Meteor Scatter.
Jan & Feb; no programs yet…(. looking for a program dir.)
Prize……..50-50-draw went to Ali Brander VE3CWL wins $25.75 from
A few people from the floor won some prizes…. va3ol,…ve3aki-ken
Va3iul-Iulian…….Norm…..Mark from Stratford Ali agn, ve3kvo-tom….
talk's about Paul placing 1st in Ontario for last years Sweep Stakes
contest and using club call. VE3IC
VA3DGS gives the treasurer's report and announces that John ve3sjv wins
field day trophy for his efforts on 10SSB
Closed meeting @ 2145hrs
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