2008-05-26

Scarborough Amateur Radio Club Inc. General Meeting

The meeting was held at the Don Montgomery Community Recreation Centre
in the Seniors’ lounge on May 26, 2008.

Bernadine VE3YDB called the meeting to order at 7:35 PM. Welcome to our guest
this evening: Ian VA3IGD

Several of our members attended the CNIB Hamfest on the weekend and there was
general agreement that it was a success. Ralph VE3CIW was in charge of the club
table and spoke with people who stopped by, several of whom expressed interest
in coming out to our meetings. Audrey VA3YD sold a 2m radio. Volunteers
included Nick VE3EBC, Hugh VE3HAG, Bob VE3IEL and his son Drew, Ray VE3ZXC,
Stan VE3TW and his wife Linda, Bert VE3OBU and his wife Celine, Gord VE3GIH,
Robert VE3VAJ, Joe VE3OV, Joe VA3JDX to name just a few.

Bernadine attended the Satellites meeting on May 21 and presented Salt VE3PJ
with an award from MPP Lorenzo Berardinetti in recognition of his volunteer
service.

Discussion re: petition from Eddie VA3EDP regarding Industry Canada’s lack of
enforcement on interference issues. We decided to do the following:

1. write to RAC to ask what their position is regarding malicious
interference and Industry Canada’s lack of enforcement action.

2. review the Radiocommunication Act and propose draft changes to the
legislation to make it more effective.

UPDATE: Eddie VA3EDP advises that he received incorrect information from
Industry Canada stating that they were no longer responsible for regulating
amateur radio. They have since apologized for the error. Visit
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/amateur-radio.html for details.

Break

50/50 draw: Len won $7.

Field Day

Bob would like to work with Earle to do a presentation on the SuperDuper
contest logging program for next meeting.

Tentative band plan:

80m phone – Nick VE3EBC, Amy B
40m phone – Rudie VE3OUA, Bernadine VE3YDB
20m phone – Bob VE3IEL, Dan VA3XYO
10m phone – Hugh VE3HAG
6m phone – Ralph VE3CIW
Ted VA3TSG and Bob VE3SRE – not sure which bands/modes
Others who plan to attend and help out where needed – Richard VA3RSA, Cyril
VA3CJE, Ray VE3ZXC, Ian VA3IGD?

Earle pointed out that as the custodian of the club call sign he used to hold
the licence when Industry Canada issued licences on an annual basis. Although
the licence has been replaced by a certificate, Earle says we never received
one. He will follow up with Industry Canada.

Audrey is collecting donations to Coins for Corneas and used eyeglasses for
the Doctors Lions Club. These are sent to Third World countries to help people
in need.

Bob urges Field Day participants to put safety first. More at next meeting.

Audrey moved to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 9:45 PM.

Participate – Learn – Enjoy