March 2007


Amateur Radio Society of Dryden

 March 14th, 2007 Meeting Minutes

Dryden Fire Service Training Centre


President Bryan, VA3BRY, brought the meeting to order.

In Attendance were:

  Bob, VA3GUN
  Gary, VE3MOR
  Neil, VE3VNM
  Dave VE3LMU
  Dick, VA3DIK
  Bryan, VA3BRY
  Bob, VE3YDN
  Ron, VA3RHP
  Arnie, VA3NOL
  George, VA3JGM

Correction to the January 10, 2007 Minutes:  VA3BRY placed an ad in the Dryden Observer instead of sending out cards as initially planned.


M.S. Arnie, VA3NOL; Gary, VE3MOR, the minutes of the January 10, 2007 Meeting Minutes be adopted as corrected.  Carried.


Old Business:


Emergency Communications Trailer:  Exploratory talks are continuing with  various stakeholders.


Rugby Creek Winter Festival:     Bob, VE4RGM/VE3                 Arnie, VA3NOL

                                                  Bob, VE3YDN                         Bob, VA3GUN,

                                             Bryan, VA3BRY                       Jan, VE3JNS

                                                  Dick, VA3DIK                         Dave, VE3LMU


Assisted with the Dog Sled Races.  Communications went well.


Camp 807:  Plan on attending August 3-5 long weekend at Birchland Trailer Park, Hwy 17 W.  VA3DIK has reserved the Picnic Shelter for all day Saturday.  Should it rain, then events can be held there.  A BBQ is planned for Saturday evening.



New Business:


The 2007 World Radio Conference is scheduled for October-November 2007.  Amateurs will enjoy enhanced spectrum on 40 Metres (March 2009).  The WRC will consider the possibility of a secondary Amateur assignment on 135.7 to 137.8 MHz.  Other agenda items will consider new spectrum for many other radio services.  It is important that we support the amateur radio delegates who will be working hard to retain our existing spectrum in addition to the proposed enhancements.


M.S. Arnie, VA3NOL; Dick, VA3DIK the club donate $100.00 to the Defense of Amateur Radio Fund.  Carried.


Upcoming Events:


All help is greatly appreciated.  It is only by exposure at public service events, that the public can see Amateur Radio in action.  The hobby is what we make of it.  If our perception of it needs revitalization, the only way to change that is to become involved.   Here are several opportunities get involved.


Walleye MastersJune 7 to 9.  Unfortunately, last year, amateurs who had initially planned to participate were unavailable, and our amateur radio presence was missed. 

Here is an opportunity to use APRS as we provide communications from the officials in the check boats back to the dock.


Vermillion BayFathers Day, June 17Members are needed to provide communications for the Antique Tractor Parade.


Canada Day ParadeJuly 1.  Members are needed to provide communications for the Parade.


Professional Walleye TournamentJuly 25 to 27.  Although this event will not involve Amateur Radio, the Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers for drivers, security, stage hands.  Members are encouraged to sign up at the Chamber Office.


Moved by Arnie, VA3NOL, the meeting adjourn.


VA3GUN won the 50/50 draw.



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