National Capital Chapter 70 - Ottawa, Canada




 

QCWA CHAPTER 70


Minutes of Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . Feb. 18th, 1998 . . . . . . . . . . Carlingwood Restaurant

  • With 34 members in attendance, an enjoyable evening was spent with friends and being informed on Amateur Radio activities. President Jim Dean VE3IQ opened the business meeting with information notes on Chapter happenings periodically thoughout the meal. George Adamson VE3XS, Charles Poole VE3OJ, and Doug Burrill VE3CDC were especially welcomed. Jim thanked the previous executive and introduced the 1998 executive members.

  • It was noted that Doreen Morgan VE3CGO and Ed Morgan VE3GX are to be made Life Members of the OVMRC for their outstanding work with the club. Bill Wilson VE3NR has received the 1998 Award of Member of the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. Burns Getchell VE1CL of St. Stephen, N.B. has received the 1998 Award of Honour announced by the Hall of Fame Board of Trustees.

  • We were saddened to hear of the passing of QCWA member Josef Horsky VE3HMD on December 10, 1997 in Slovakia from a massive heart attack following bypass surgery. (The Chapter has made a donation to the War Amps in Josef's memory and sent a letter of condolence to his wife Eva in Slovakia). Gladys Chase W1VPF, Director of the International QCWA, is now a silent key.

  • Best wishes are sent to Carl Everson VE3BYX , undergoing therapy and to Herb Morrison VE3HMF who is now back home.

  • Congratulations were given to Keith Bedal VE3GFI for the work done on our WebPage (http://www.qcwa70.cyberus.ca).

  • In February's issue of The Canadian Amateur is an article on our own Rod Newkirk W9BRD and Betty VE3ZBB written by his new wife Betty Broome Newkirk VE3ZBB - all about Morse Code Magic. . . . romance over the airwaves!

  • In regard to the Scholarship Fund, QCWA members who know of deserving Radio Amateurs holding any class licence who are about to enroll or already are in college or university should contact Ralph Cameron VE3BBM for further information.

  • Motion of acceptance of the minutes of the Nov. 18, 1997 meeting was made by Ken Willing VE3CV, seconded by Gerry King VE3GK. Carried.

  • A summarized Financial Report was given by Joan Powell VE3ZC.

    As of Nov. 18, 1997 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Balance: $1598.47
    Receipts to Dec. 31, 1997 - - - - - - - - - $203.46 - - - - -- - - - - - Expenditures: $53.58
    Under Keith's VE3GFI good care, our bank balance as of Dec. 31, 1997 was - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $1748.35

    Jan. 01, 1998 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Balance: $1748.35
    Feb. 18, 1998 Receipts: - - - - - - - - - - $35.00 - - - - - - - - - - - - Expenditures $117.76 - - - - - - - - Balance: $1665.59

    Motion of acceptance of Financial Report given by Bill Barrie VE3AAS, seconded by John Athey VE3GS. Carried.

  • Committee Reports:
    In regard to EMC, Jim, VE3IQ said that there was a strong lobby in Canada to Industry Canada to have approval of rf activated lamps. The Radio Advisory Board of Canada's EMC Committee is reviewing a draft of Industry Canada's Interference standard, ICES-005, for these devices. On 433 MHz, importation of low power equipment devices is another possible problem. Pressure on the 400-500 MHz and the 2 GHz parts of the spectrum are terrific world wide.

  • In the absence of Ken Curry VE3PF, Keith VE3GFI stated that the Ken Hawkins Estate project, other than a small amount owing to Ken's sister, is concluded.

  • Regarding Year Pins Doug Leach VE3XK, will be contacting the various members whom appear to be eligible. VE3ZC now has a computerized record of members, giving among other queries, the calls of those having had their licence the required number of years and are current members of the National QCWA. Remember you must be a member in good standing of the national QCWA to receive your pin. Information can be obtained from Joan VE3ZC.

  • Those with e-mail facilities can now register your call sign as an e-mail address - ex: "ve3xyz@rac.ca". To register you send an e-mail message to alias@rac.ca and in the text of the message you put ve3xyz=the current e-mail address ex: ve3iq=jgdean@igs.net - then anyone can send e-mail in Canada to the call sign - ex: to ve3iq@rac.ca.

  • The speaker for the evening was Jim Dean VE3IQ on the World Radiocommunications Conference of 1997, at which he was the Amateur Radio member of the Canadian delegation. We were all mentally transported to Geneva among the 1700 attendees to this conference. The difference being that we could actually make out the features of our speaker! Focus of WRC/97 was Satellites, Frequency Allocation and Regulatory Issues. The total satellite interest at the table was 300 billion dollars U.S.! After explaining the complicated workings of the WRC, Jim went on to tell us of various frequency slots being sought by industry. Ken Pulfer VE3PU is part of a task group studying possible interference on 432-438 MHz from earth exploration satellites. The "morse" discussion has been listed for WRC/2001, along with the expansion of 40 meters. WRC/99 will again centre on satellites. With the terrific pressure now placed on the spectrum, the Amateurs need to defend their interests on the vhf/uhf bands.

  • Gerry King VE3GK thanked Jim for the interesting and informative evening. Motion of adjournment by Bill Barrie VE3AAS, seconded by Ken Willing VE3CV.

Jim Dean (VE3IQ)                                Joan Powell (VE3ZC)
President  733-5585                             Sect'y - Treas. 825-4543
1134 Plante Drive                               3112 Woodroffe Ave.,
Ottawa, Ont., K1V 9E8                           Nepean, Ont., K2J 4G3
 

 

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