2023-01-24 @ 20:00 – 22:00

Hello SARC and Friends

This is going to be a very busy meeting with lots of ground to cover. Here are the main topics.

Postcard Campaign:

There are ideas kicking about concerning the postcard campaign. Bert VE3NR had a terrific idea on how to filter the call sign database. This will require some effort on our part but we should be able to get it done with your assistance. The database will be broken into 7 chunks and with the help of 7 members we can lookup the call sign in QRZ to obtain the number of lookups the call sign has garnered. The 7 chunks prevent the max number of inquires per day from being activated and to share the workload. The data chunks will be sent on Tuesday after the meeting to those interested in assisting. From this data we can target the higher number of lookups presumably the active local HAMS.

Club Transceiver Project:

There are so many choices. We should look at the various pros and cons for each kit and also keep in mind the budget constraints. The UBITx unit is getting up in price at over 200.00 US for the full kit. However it has a lot of **** as Paul expressed. Let's discuss these kits in more detail during this meeting. If you have some other ideas please bring them forward. This will be a fun club build and we have the talent to make this happen. Please note this is also open to other clubs who may be interested in this project.

Club Web Page:

Please bring forward any ideas on what we can do to bring the SARC site up to date and also consider whether we should consider another platform for the site. This is a long term project and will require considerable time and effort to accomplish. Your action plan ideas to get this done are appreciated.


Let's continue our discussion on various club outings so we can plan our year. Some suggestions were the Ontario Science Centre, The National Air Force Museum of Canada - Trenton, HMCS OJIBWA - Port Burwell and the Hammond Museum of Radio - Guelph etc.

Radio Events:

Along with our club outings we also have club radio activities coming up this year including ham fests. Let's talk about another Antenna Day, Field Day and perhaps some other activities. A few ideas come to mind such as Lighthouses on the Air, Parks on the Air etc. Some of these events are date stamped so we should consider a VE3WE calendar of this years activities. Please pick your best pose for the front cover!

This is going to be a busy and focused meeting so we can get through all these items.

I look forward to meeting you on Tuesday.

73 Duncan VE3GNI

SARC Zoom meeting 2023-01-24