2009-11-09

Scarborough Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
General Meeting
November 9, 2009

This meeting took place at the Don Montgomery Recreation Centre.

President Bernadine Dinnard-Williams VE3YDB called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM.

Welcome back Len VE3LXB and Barry VE3BBF.

Ralph VE3VXY is recovering from surgery. He wasn’t at the meeting tonight but did attend the executive meeting.

Gord VE3CNA reports that Audrey VA3YD will be having eye surgery again this week. We will send a card on behalf of the club.

Repeater committee will meet on November 16, and the next general meeting will be reserved for this topic.

Antenna proposal:

Rod VE3SOY has sent the letter to management. Nick, Rod and Ralph did a site inspection last week. Any installation would be done by city personnel. Earle VE3KCO asked what antennas we propose to install. We hope to install a dipole for HF and a dual bander for VHF/UHF. Peter VE3FJI asked about costs. Tony VE3FDU asked whether the antenna would require manual tuning. We expect that we will use an antenna tuner to avoid this. Nick pointed out that this building may be used as an emergency shelter, and if members make themselves available for emergency communications we may be able to get the work done for free.

Joe VA3JDX presented a video from National Geographic – Search for Battleship Bismarck.

Raffle prizes from Edgar and Ray – the raffle took in $12.

Joe brought in a sample jacket from Karsuh, with nylon exterior and polar fleece lining. Cost is Large sizes (XXL and up) will be charged extra since the manufacturer will need to make a new pattern. We may need to set up a fitting at their office for those who want different size .

Upcoming meetings:

November 23 – repeater discussion / show and tell
December 7 – elections
December 14 – Christmas party

Earle VE3KCO suggested we invest in a FM portable microphone so speakers can be heard.

Bob VE3IEL reminded members of Remembrance Day services.

Peter VE3FJI moved to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 9:20 PM

Participate – Learn – Enjoy