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Meetings

MAY AGM

We have the AGM comming up on May 12th.

The AGM is also WARG’s ‘financial year’ which means that anual membership subscriptions are due.

Get your payments in early to enable you to nominate for a committee position and/or vote for who you want on the committee.

The Anual Newsletter formally detailing the AGM will be going out in April so keep an eye on your mailbox.

Ask all of your HAM buddies if they are a WARG member and encourage them to support a good cause.

WARG Practical and Information sessions – Meetings

WARG is changing the way meetings are run to include more informational/practical sessions. We’re considering bi-monthly General Meetings, where the alternate month will involve informational/practical sessions. We’re also looking at the restructure of formal General Meetings to ‘compress’ the formalities to enable simular informative sessions to follow.

Please let us know any topics you’d like to learn about related to Repeaters/AR.

Some Ideas we have so far…

Meeting:

Radio measurements – Bring along your mobile/HT radios and we’ll test things like audio levels, deviation, power output, frequency shift etc.
Learn how/why different stations sound different via the repeaters

Meeting:

Roleystone site visit – Come along and see what a repeater site looks like.
Learn about all of the devices required for a repeater, how they connect, and what they look like.

Meeting:

WARG network and features – Learn what repeaters are out there and what features they have availabale to users.
APRS network – Learn what APRS digipeaters/gateways are out there and what features they have availabale to users.

Meeting:

sweep/tune a complete set of new cavities for Tic Hill
sweep/tune/test other cavities in container
test/refurbish spare antennas in container

Meeting:

Repeater theory – Learn how a repeater works, what parts there are, what functions are available
building up spare repeaters

Meeting:

Program up APRS digipeaters x3
Manufacture/mount APRS enclosures x3
presentation on APRS graphs/monitoring

Meeting:

Brainstorming/presenting smart controller features for smart linking
old network design
current network design
future network design
System Expansion planning
System refurbishment planning

Meeting:

Build new DC distribution boards x3
testing of old Walliston Batteries

Fundraising – WARG Chocolate Drive

WARG are continuing to run the fundraiser chocolate drive in 2012 to help fund many of the ongoing WARG projects.

If you think that you can sell some chocolates to raise some funds for WARG, or would like to purchase them for yourself, please contact the Treasurer – Monique VK6FMON.

Thanks to Monique VK6FMON.

Constitution – New Rules of Association

Q2 2011 saw a Special General Meeting to Vote on an update/upgrade the WARG Rules of Association (Constitution).

The new Rules were acepted unanamously and submitted to the Department of Commerce which was officially excepted by them.

The update to the ‘Constitution’ was required to bring it up to the new standards for Associations under the Associations Incorporations Act based on the “Guide for Associations“.

Members are encouraged to read the guide.

A new membership form will soon be available on the website (Q1 2012). The new membership form will have updated information re the new Constitution.

WARG Chocolate Drive

Thanks to an idea proposed by Monique VK6FMON, WARG are currently running a fundraiser chocolate drive to fund many of the ongoing WARG projects. If you think that you can sell some chocolates to raise some funds for WARG, or would like to purchase them for yourself, please contact Monique via QRZ.