Minutes – 2016-03-17

Thursday March 17, 2016

Location: QTH Of Dan VE4DRK

 

Sixteenth Meeting of the Radiosport Manitoba (RSMB) group

 

In attendance:

Cary VE4EA

Dan VE4DRK

Ed VE4EAR

Harm VE4HAZ

Leor VE4DXR

Rob VE4GV

 

Regrets:

Kelly VE4XT

Adam VE4SN

 

 

 

Ed VE4EAR started the meeting at 19:21

 

Prior meeting minutes passed.

Motion: Cary VE4EA, Rob VE4GV.  Approved.

 

Harm Treasurer Report

PayPal is setup.  Memberships and Ham Experience available to be paid online.

As of Monday Revenue of 208.00.  Expenses of $5.68

Net Income from beginning of year $274.40

Around $1100 in bank total.

Income comprised of $170 membership.  $110 fees for HF experience to date.

 

FIELD DAY:

Cary explained he would not be able to partake in the field day this year.

He is looking for a person to co-ordinate.

Cary, Harm, Ed, away.

WARC needs to provide co-ordinator.

 

RAC CANADA DAY – JULY 1, 2016.  FRIDAY

Harm, Cary away.

TBD

 

WARC FLEA MARKET:
Discussion on whether we need a table.  Discuss for fall flea market if need be.

 

 

Major DXPeditions:

List provided by Ed.

3C

Hurd Island – 3 weeks

Etc.

Spring Equinox – just before and just after conditions…

 

UPCOMING CONTESTS:

RTTY …

Russian DX Contest

WPX Contest

APRIL – QSO Parties

CLEAN SWEEP MUG:

EA, VT, GV, CX.  GV Won the draw!

ve4gv_clean_sweep

Congratulations from RSM. (Picture taken).

 

Harm distributed QSL cards.

 

Discussion surrounded sponsoring events as a club, as individuals, etc.

 

HF Experience:

30 registered, expect a few more.

Question regarding accepting attendees at the door for registration.

Cary budgeted $700 budget for room/etc.  Expecting only $350 in income.  Will have short-fall.

Room two nights and meals VE6SV.

VE3CX stay with Cary VE4EA.

Room expense is $150.

WARC will also be approached to assist with fees if necessary.

Cary has lined up almost $1000 in event prize draws.

Rob GV will look after the projectors.
WARC will lend the PA.

Dan will help Cary with WiFi and/or HotSpot options.

 

Leor DXR will assist and demo.

Ed EAR will present.

Harm HAZ will take care of funding.

 

Schedule:

 

Introductions:

(discussion below – please refer to attached spreadsheet outlining schedule – located below)

HF_Experience_Schedule

Cary VE4EA, Ed VE4EAR, David VE4DLA

Guest speakers panel:

Ed VE4EAR

Tom VE3CX

Gord VE6SV

K1DG – basics of HF. Propagation etc.

Ed talking about HF antennas.

Gerry W1VE will be on skype – internet and HF.  Remote, packet spotting, etc.

K2LE, K1TTT, VE4EA as remote station connections.

Gord talking about contesting.  – long talk –

Part 1 and Part 2.  He needs an hour.  Wants two 20 to 30 minute sessions.

 

No further business.

Harm VE4HAZ adjourned.  22:05

 

 

 

Meeting adjourned 2206hrs