Minutes – 2017-01-05

Thursday January 5, 2017
Location: QTH Of Ed VE4EAR
Nineteenth Meeting of the Radiosport Manitoba (RSMB) group
In attendance:
Cary VE4EA
Dan VE4DRK/VE4EV
Ed VE4EAR /VE4VT
Leor VE4DXR/VE4ET
Rob VE4GV
Jessie VE4JBB
Jack W6NF
John VE4VJR
Harm VE4HAZ
Kelly VE4XT
Regrets:
The original tentative Agenda for the meeting:
– Financial report
– Membership report
– RAC Winter contest recap. Lessons learned
– RTTY Roundup Preparations and plans
– Low band DX’ing discussion – current setups, what’s working, what’s not.
– Upcoming Contest plans
– Upcoming Dxpeditions.
– Discussion on Power specifications and Amplifier ratings, and the regulations.
Ed VE4EAR started the meeting at 19:40
Minutes: Motion to move: Cary VE4EA Second Harm VE4HAZ. Carried.
Opening Comments:
Membership dues are due.
Introductions.
Welcomes newcomers.
Harms’ income statement and balance sheet was read and approoved.
Motion: Dan VE4DRK, seconded: Leor VE4DXR
Harm presented Treasurers report:
Total Income: 1525.75
Expenses: 1001.28
+524.47
1424.05 in bank.
Sending ARRL cost of plaque for SS .. just over $100.
Move accept: Kelly VE4XT. Leor VE4DXR seconded. Carried.
RAC Winter Contest:
+1000 contacts.
VIMY RIDGE 100.
Alll modes, all bands. Need Operators.
Planning a commemorative event station to be setup in VIMY RIDGE in France. Remember the battle. Weeks
leading up to event, there will be callsigns available as VE100VIMY / VE4/5/6/etc on air from all provinces.
Looking to see if we would operate under that callsign to work it. March or early April. Many indicated they
would participate.
VE100VIMY/VE4 VE4 Slots from Sunday January 22 00:00 UTC to Sat Jan 28 2359 UTC.
Great food and drinks were provided by Ed VE4EAR!
Gerry W1VE Joined via Skype during discussion.
Presentation on military radio sigs.
Presentation Meeting ended at 9:40pm(ish) …
Kelly brought on the hockey game – Canada vs USA.
Jack brought up … NAQP coming up. 12 hr contest. All low power. Single ops can run 10 or 12.
5 station teams.
Jan 14/15 CW. 1800Z 0600z. Noon to midnight.
Jan 21/22 SSB . Ditto.
This weekend is ARRL RTTY roundup.
DXPeditions.
Nothing major.
Qatar.
Marion Islands. On for 17 months or so.
Harm distributed QSL cards.
Some guys are going to Jamaica ARRL DX sideband contest beginning of March.
Next meeting Thursday Feb 16. Host of ?
End meeting (approx 10:010pm)