Eric received his shipment of Anderson Powerpoles and a crimper tool and lug extractor. The crimper and extractor will be transferred to the club and so is available to club members to borrow. There are a few connectors available from Eric at cost should anyone want some.
We held our annual meeting and re-elected all current officers as directors in their same positions. Deme Panaioti (VE7CRT) has agreed to take the position of director at large. Our meeting's minutes can be found at minutes.
Our repeater has now had its duplexor repaired and the antenna given a bit of an elevation boost. Reports indicate that it is receiving better and can actually be used with a handheld in the eastern side of the Peninsula. It is still not as good as we want it so ways of raising the antenna further are being considered.
Our two meter repeater has now been outfitted with an access tone. This will reduce interference with the repeater on San Juan island which shares the frequency. Please set your radios to encode tone 91.5Hz to trigger the repeater. Further tests and tuning will be taking place over the next two weeks. We appreciate the help of Tom Robson - VE7DID - for working on the repeater and getting it back in operation.
Ralph & Eric met with the Phil - the White Rock fire Chief. He showed us the possible location for the club in the Centennial Area building. It isn't as large a space as our prior club facility but has the advantage of better public exposure which could raise the local interest level in Amateur radio. So we now have to propose some antenna options to see if the building manager can accept the impact to the building.
The club executive met and decided to change the day of the regular monthly meeting to the second Sunday of each month at 3PM in the Pelican Rouge Coffee Shop. It is hoped that the new time will allow more members to attend on a regular basis.
We also formally agreed to join the Surrey club for the Field day event at Campbell River Park.