February 2010


Amateur Radio Society of Dryden

 February 2nd, 2010 Meeting Minutes

Dryden Fire Service Training Centre


In Attendance were:

  Bob, VA3GUN
  Neil, VE3VNM
  Dave VE3LMU
  Scott, VA3EXT
  Bryan, VA3BRY
  Bob, VE3YDN
  Jim, VE3JLN


A special meeting was called to discuss the club’s Emergency Communications Trailer.  Over the course of the meeting, the members outlined what they felt the size and general layout would be.


+  a 20-foot trailer (16 feet interior/4 foot tongue)

+  needs to pull with an truck or SUV

+  needs 6 ft headroom

+  front ½ will be operating area with a divider ½ way back for storage of equipment

+  24-foot manual crank-up tower mounted on tongue

+  36-inch door on right side (with vertical slider window in door); drop-down door/ramp at the back

+  air conditioner for summer/ propane wall-mounted heater for winter

+  3-foot by 4-foot dual pane window on left side/horizontal slider

+  floor, walls and ceiling insulated and lined with plywood

+  bearing buddies

+  lubricated hubs

+  2 5/16 ball, platform and equalizer hitch

+  standard exterior running lights

+  stone guard


+  we’ll supply our own interior furniture; mount the tower and propane tanks ourselves

+  electrical to include a generator and invertor

+  RV ladder so we can stand on the trailer roof to mount the antenna to the tower

+  awning


Bryan, VA3BRY, will check for quotes in preparation for an application for funding.



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