2007-11-26

Scarborough Amateur Radio Club Inc. General Meeting

The meeting was held at the Mid-Scarborough Community Centre in the
Seniors’ lounge on November 26, 2007.

Bill VE3ILE called the meeting to order at 7:40 PM.

Bill welcomed our guest speaker, Stan VE3TW, RAC Assistant Director for
Ontario South Region.

Stan gave an informative presentation on computer-based logging
applications. These applications included Morse Runner from VE3NEA
(http://www.dxatlas.com/MorseRunner/) for contest simulation and
Logger32 for general logging. Both are available for free. Stan also
gave a quick overview of TR LOG from N6TR (http://www.trlog.com/) which
is a commercial logging program. SCP (Super Check Partial) is an add-on
that works with logging software that uses a database to extend the list
of calls that appear in the check partial call list.

Break

Raffle brought in $33.

Website: Brief discussion of new server and page layout.

Treasurer’s report: Current balance is $2858.83 including $16.25 in
cash.

Education: No change in status from last meeting

Membership: 31 paid-up members

Communications: Nets doing fairly well. Most evenings at 7 PM we get 6
or 7 people checking in on 28.730 MHz as well.

Election committee (Audrey):

Elections will be on December 10, followed by Christmas party.
Nominations will be taken from the floor. Ralph VE3CIW is interested in
standing for education coordinator. Bob VE3IEL, who was not present,
said he was willing to stand for communications coordinator on condition
that we not use VE3SPA repeater for our nets. After discussion, Audrey
moved that the stipulations Bob has put on the position of
communications coordinator are inavlid and his name should be removed
from nomination. Lambert seconded. 4 members were in favour, 4 were
opposed, remainder abstained. The president voted to break the tie and
so the motion was defeated.

Bill, Bob and Lambert met with Whitby and Ajax club members at a
breakfast on November 18. This was an opportunity to renew acquaintances
and discuss cooperation among the clubs. Next breakfast is on December
16 and SPARC has also invited us to their Christmas part on December 13.

Question period
Ralph VE3CIW asked about ham towers at the Canadian National Exhibition
grounds. During the discussion it was mentioned that there had been no
ham radio presence at CNE for over 15 years. Ralph works in the area so
he will make inquiries.

Peter VE3FJI thanked Stan for his presentation.

Audrey moved to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 9:30 PM.

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