October 2010


Amateur Radio Society of Dryden

 Special Meeting October 13th, 2010

Dryden Fire Service Training Centre


President Bryan brought the meeting to order.

In Attendance were:

  Bob, VE3YDN
  Ed, VA3ETP
  Jim, VE3JLN
  Scott, VA3EXT
  Bryan, VA3BRY
  Ken, VE3VGM
  Bob, VA3GUN
  Dave VE3LMU


The meeting was called to plan for Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) this weekend, Oct 16 & 17; Pumpkin Patrol for Oct 30 & 31; our Application for the emergency communications trailer.


Jamboree on the Air is an opportunity for Scouts and Cubs to meet via Ham Radio.  The First Dryden Troup will be joining us at the Emergency Communications Centre.  Bob VE3YDN, expects there will be 10-12 cubs and scouts, plus the leaders, and some parents.  Last year, we had met in the afternoon, and did not have much success contacting other JOTA stations, so we are planning to meet 1900-2100 hours, and hopefully band conditions will allow us to contact more stations.  A duty roster for Saturday and Sunday was set up.


The club will be assisting with Pumpkin Patrol again this year—Gate Night is Oct 30 & Halloween is Oct 31.  We will provide coverage from 1800 to 2100 on Gate Night and 1730 to 2000 on Halloween.  A duty roster for both evenings was set up.


Bryan, VA3BRY, reported on his conversation with his Trillium contact.  Our application was turned down because there were lots of applications that the Foundation felt were of greater importance.  Another reason was that we were only able to find one supplier of the aluminum crank-up antenna tower we had chosen.  (Trillium had asked us to supply 2 quotes.)  Scott, VA3EXT, was able to find a supplier of a similar tower.  Bryan is waiting for new quotes from area trailer dealers.  Once he has these, Bryan will re-apply for the grant.


M.S. Ken, VE3VGM; Bob, VE3YDN—the club order 500 3.5 x 3 inch ARSD decals from Boreal Signs at $1.50 each.  Carried.


Hopefully, these will be available at the Club’s Christmas Dinner, Dec. 8th.


Bob, VA3GUN, moved the meeting adjourn.



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