November 2011


Amateur Radio Society of Dryden

 November 11th, 2011 Meeting Minutes

Dryden Fire Service Training Centre


President Bryan brought the meeting to order.

In Attendance were:

  Neil, VE3VNM
  Ted, VE3TBO
  Bob, VE3YDN
  Scott, VA3EXT
  Bryan, VA3BRY
  Ken, VE3VGM
  Jim, VE3JLN


Bryan, VA3BRY, called  the meeting to order.


M.S.—Neil, VE3VNM; Jim, VEJLN—the minutes of the September 14, 2011 meeting be adopted as read.  Carried. 

 Old Business:

Scott, VA3EXT and Bob, VA3GUN, are working on getting a cart for the generator at the Repeater site.


Jamboree on the Air didn’t happen this year.


Pumpkin Patrol:

Gate Nite:  8 members participated:  Bob, VE3YDN            ; Scott, VA3EXT; Neil, VE3VNM; Bryan, VA3BRY; Ken, VE3VGM; Arnie, VA3NOL; Bob, VA3GUN; Dave, VE3LMU

Halloween Nite:  6 members participated:  Bob, VE3YDN; Neil, VE3VGM; Ken, VE3VGM; Bob, VA3GUN; Bryan, VA3BRY; Arnie, VA3NOL.


Bob, VE3YDN and Scott, VA3EXT are proposing 2 Radio Boxes: one for VHF/UHF/APRS; and one for HF Radio; and a hardware box for each containing associated cables, power supplies.  They are still compiling prices.  Scott, VA3EXT, suggested the club purchase a small trailer to store the equipment in.


Bryan, VA3BRY, and Dave, VE3LMU still working on club brochure.



New Business:


The Christmas Parade happens on Friday, December 2nd—members to assemble at 1745 on Princess Street, Wilsons Plant.


The Christmas Supper will be held (tentatively—VE3YDN will confirm) at the Dryden Flying Club Base on Wednesday, Dec 14th.  Looking for a volunteer to cook the turkey.


Scott, VA3EXT, is planning to change the Bearpaw Repeater (VA3BPL) to APRS only as it is not being used as a voice repeater.  Camp Robinson (VE3VBY) must be retuned at some time to improve its range.


M.S. by Neil, VE3VNM,; Jim, VE3JLN, the meeting adjorn.


Neil, VE3VNM, won the 50/50 draw.



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