1203 (March 14th) NBARC Meeting Report
In attendance were: VA3BDR, VA3PC, VA3DLJ, VE3YO, VE3KAN, VE3PME, VE3GMG, VA3CMX, VE3LOR, VE3MAA, VE3MAF, VE3TGI, VE3KAA, VE3YUI, VA3SPT, VA3JGH, John Higgins
Called to order at 1940ET by Bill VA3SPT.
Correspondence: An e-mail via the website from Cleary Mountain Middle School in VA. They had discovered our website and used it as a resource. They also gave us a link they thought might be useful. Paul has put the link on the website and responded to the class.
New Hams: John Higgins has returned from out west.
Nets: 2M net nothing. 80M net. Light last weekend but usually 8-12. Propagation was poor. Solar weather has been bad.
Repeaters: All running normally. Real time clock is still not working. The developer is still working on it. ECHOLINK/IRLP all working well.
Website: Still running well.
ARES: Trailer is reasonably free of snow.
HAMFESTS: HAM-Ex in Brampton is March 24th. We are going to use 145.150(S) or 446.175(S) as working frequencies. At this point in time there are 2 spare seats. If you want to come let me know so we can ensure a seat. We leave the THD Marshall Park and Lakeshore around 0500ET and should be home late afternoon.
Contest Club: No News.
RAC: Paul gave a report. Check the website for more. The Ontario restructuring is going to require some tweaking.
Events: The events list has been updated on the website. The next few are; The MS Walk May 27th; Patrick4Life June 10th; and Field Day June 23/24. Doug VA3DLJ is doing most of the set-up for Field Day. Watch for his bulletins. As with all events we need volunteers. Please sign up early and make life easier for the organizers.
Old Business: Nothing new on the Hands Free legislation. Still awaiting government response.
New Business: CANWARN Training May 31 2012 at the public library. Stay tuned.
There was a presentation on Field Day by Doug VA3DLJ.