Net Report (JOP 2 meters) - 123 check-ins for March in 30 days on 2 meters. JOP will
be away for a few days over Easter weekend, and others will have to take the Net.
No specific person volunteered, so it will be handled on a “who is available at the
time” each night.
PA - batteries not yet replaced.
RPA - will need maintenance at the site, and a visit with Denis Roy would be good.
BBI - some progress on the repeater, but not functioning yet.
EEE - will need to be cleaned out. No decision made about when. VIS confirmed
that he did return the mike for the 2 meter radio, but there is a defect in it that
causes it to be intermittent. (Likely on a circuit board inside the mike.)
Lakeland Group - AAP has mentioned our decision with DEB to pass on to MY, but
no discussion has taken place yet about their plans to link to PA from Tweedsmuir.
RAC and Liability Club Insurance. ZC presented info available from their website. If
our club has 12 members, and 7 are RAC members, then we should only have to
pay $125 for RAC Club Liability Insurance. The RAC members though already
have this coverage, so it would mainly benefit our non-RAC members. However, it
is a good thing to be tied into RAC since they represent our interests to the gov’t.
No motions was made. (After meeting, ZC counted actually 15 current members. At
46%, we would have to pay $150.)
So far, we do not pay to be an Affiliated Club to RAC, but there is talk that this
might change. Some propose $100 / year membership for each club.
Liability Insurance does not cover much. It does not cover most things we may
think of. Many things may be covered at your home by your own personal
homeowners insurance. It was noted that it probably does not cover work on
towers, etc. You likely need a rider on your policy for this coverage (at very slight
RAC and the RED CROSS now have a memorandum of agreement (AAP).
Sick - HAE updated us on his son Ed Enequist in Edmonton. He is recovering from the
16 hour surgery. He might get home in 2 or more weeks. His wife is with him there.
There little girl is staying with friends and going to Ste.Anne’s school on west hill
Equipment & Other- VE5SAM still wants to sell most or all of his HAM equipment, but
prefers to sell it all to one person rather than break it up. Apparently he is moving
into a Condo that is currently being built, and could be moving as early as late
Magazine Article (PT) - in the current TCA magazine, there is an article “Regulatory
Roundup” that talks about what is legal and what is illegal to do in our radio
transmissions. Read this article on broadcasting in Ham radio. For example: general
announcements made to be heard by non-Hams, is considered illegal.