February 2020

WHITE ROCK AMATEUR RADIO CLUB – 9 February 2020

Regular Monthly Members Meeting

White Rock Amateur Radio Club Society

At the Centennial Arena Board Room

14600 North Bluff Road, White Rock, BC

Present: Hardy (VE7DO),Jim (VE7UVL), Ralph (VE7OM), Eric (VA7NX), Jim (VE7BCJ), Bill (VE7WNO), Hugh (VE7YJ), Kosta (VA7FFT), Jim (VE7GD), Deme (VE7CRT), Ken (VE7HI)
There is a quorum as per club bylaws, with a majority of the directors present, as well as at least one regular member.
Jim opened the meeting at 3:05pm local time.
Minutes:  M/S/C/ Ralph (VE7OM)/ Jim (VE7UVL) that the minutes of the January 12, 2020 meeting be accepted as per the copy on the website, www.wrarc.ca
Finance:  M/S/C Ralph (VE7OM)/ Bill (VE7WNO) that the report be accepted as read.
Old Business:
PEP Check in:  May 20th – Hugh (VE7YJ)  June 17th - TBA
2 Meter Repeater:  Fire Chief is talking about working with the White Rock parks department , in order to get our repeater into the room with their radio equipment in the tower at 16th Avenue and George Steet.
 Arena Lounge Room:  Booking the room is apparently a week long process, Theresa cannot make the decision.  Our ideal would be calling Theresa and showing up, second choice would be giving one or two days notice.
Show and Tell:  The FT-8 presentation has been postponed until the March 8th meeting.
New Business:
Attracting new hams:  Possible options would be to put on a 60 to 90 minute Ham Radio presentation at the White Rock Library.  Other options would be a presentation at the Kent Street Seniors Center, or setting up a table with a portable station on the promenade during Sea Festival.  M/S/C Eric (VA7NX) / Bill (VE7WNO) that a sub-committee be formed to explore the feasibility of these events.
News:  Jim (VE7BCJ) is experimenting with setting up a digital repeater.  Surrey Club or Separ are reviving Winlink check ins.
Adjournment:  The meeting was adjourned at 3:50pm local time.