Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club
Minutes of Meeting November 26, 2013
Present: Adam IZS, Jon VACIC, Deiter VA3DST, Gary VA3FV, Doug VE3WRF,
VE3UOK, Gerry VA3BWZ, Tom VA3TS, Mark VA3FIN, Greg VE3NXB, Shane VE3RUT,
Phil VE3QVC, Brian VE3IBZ, Dave VA3DLN, Bob VE3LKD, VE3NX.
Minutes:Motion to accept minutes as posted online, Jon VA3CIC, 2nd Gerry VA3BWZ,
Treasurerís Report:Bernie BQM not in attendance.
Ares Report: Bob VE3LKD reported that the simulated emergency event on October 26
went well with a 9am start.In attendance were Frank VA3GUF, Tom VA3TS, Adam
VE3IZS, Bill VE3WLR, Brian VE3IBZ, Shane VE3RUT.
-21/41 test addresses were operated from in 3 hours.
-Brad VE3RHJ was net control.
-EMO Ontario message was passed.
-Jon VE3CIC and Bob VE3LKD manned the Firehall Net Control
-Future areas needing coverage are Owen Sound and east to Thornbury
-The Owen Sound Fire Cheif was given the test message.
-the 146.640 repeater was used to relay messages as well to Markdale.
-Bob NX reports 2 repeaters in repair can not be done at the moment.
-Amateur of the year, to be given to both Shane VE3RUT and Bob VE3LKD. Moved Jon
VE3CIC, 2nd Mark FIN, all in favour carried.
-Christmas Luncheon Dec 7 1:00pm
-3 more door prizes added: Mens and Ladies Tenneco winter Jackets and a PIC
-3 tickets will be given to each member or associate member which can be placed in any
box in front of each prize.
-Tom TS reports 4 companies were approached with only 2 responding with a quote.
-Mark FIN to investigate SBP Embroidery.
-Motion from Jon VE3CIC, 2nd Gary VE3FV to revisit clothing in 2 months time.
RAC Club Insurance: Starting Jan 2014 will be approximately $450.00 based on 35
members and 15 RAC members. Motion to proceed with payment Tom VA3TS, 2nd
Doug VE3WRF, all in favour, carried.
-Bob VE3NX to give group tour of Billy Bishop Airport for any interested Jan. 11 at
-Ian Snow from RAC will be visiting us for May meeting
-Brad Rodriguez District EM Coordinator will be doing ARES presentation for Jan or Feb
Durham Water tower repeater site: antenna at the top of the water tower may not be
possible but going down on the side of the tower an option due to desense currently
experiencing as Hartman Communications has indicated.
Adam VE3IZS to follow up with West Grey for site.
Woodford repeater site: Bob VE3NX suggests moving 146.940 repeater to Woodford.
1300' ASL w 160' antenna height.
-we would not receive any accessibility issues as we have at current Rockford site.
-we have been granted access by owner of the Woodford tower.
-Motion to move 146.940 repeater to Woodford site: Mark VA3FIN, 2nd Jon VA3CIC. All
in favour, carried.
Dornoch site is still availble as well.
-Hartman communications can provide us used repeater for approx. $300.00
-New Kenwood TKR750 repeater is $2100.00
-Trillium grant: Adam IZS to investigate and report back.
Dec. 24th meeting cancelled
Constitution revisit to be done before March suggests Jon CIC:
-numbers needed for quorum
-executive member's term lengths
Winter Field day, Jan 26 12:00 - 17:00 z.
Shane VE3RUT to investigate using clubhouse at Sportsman's club
Rac Winter Contest is Dec 28 2013 reports Adam VE3IZS.
Motion to Adjourn:
Jon VA3CIC, 2nd Gary VA3FV, carried 8:19pm
Wire antennas by Greg VE3NXB.