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CARA General Membership Meeting - November 28, 2017

  • 28 Nov 2017
  • 7:00 PM
  • Calgary Coop - 8818 MacLeod Tr South

It has been noted that the notice of this meeting did not include the location.

Where: Calgary Coop - 8818 MacLeod Tr South

When: November 28, 2017

Time: 7:00 PM

The next meeting of the Calgary Amateur Radio Association will be held on November 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The meeting will begin with a presentation by Ian Drummond, VE6IXD, with the business portion to follow,

Abstract:

Comparing Antenna performance using WSPR (Weak Signal Propagation Reporter)

Sometimes it doesn’t matter how well an antenna works; you put it up and it makes contacts, and that’s good. But other times it is important; you may be going to an unusual place and want to contact as many people as possible, or perhaps you are considering spending a lot of money to replace an existing antenna.

Ian will describe some recent innovations in equipment and methods that allow easy and cheap testing of antennas. Small, light and battery powered equipment makes it easy to test antennas where ever they are set-up, and the WSPRnet system of receivers provides continuous coverage all over the world.

He will talk about testing two portable antennas for use in SOTA activations on mountain tops, and how they compared to the CARA antenna farm!

Meeting Agenda
•Call to order
•Introduction of guests
•Moment Of Silence for Recent Silent Keys
•Announcements
•Approval of minutes from previous general meetings – September 26, 2017 & October 24, 2017

  • Business arising from the minutes

•Old Business: Motion to approve the last two (2) motions from the October 24, 2017 AGM for approval. (There was no quorm when these 2 motions were presented)
•New Business: by-election for (2) directors (1 for president)  to fill vacancy
•Any new projects for funding with Casino funds - 2018
•Finalize the programs (talks) for the remainder of the year
•Finalize the list of volunteers for open positions - website “coordinator”or a website Builder??, awards coordinator, social media coordinator, SK estate coordinator and CARA Fleamarket coordinator (April 14, 2018)
•Other business:
•Adjourn

Ken Oelke, VE6AFO

Vice President

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