Amherst, Nova Scotia

WestCumb  Amateur  Radio Club  VE1WRC

  Serving Westmorland County New Brunswick & Cumberland County Nova Scotia

Latest WARC Minutes
Secretary - Ron Bickle VE1BIC

WARC REGULAR MEETING – March 02, 2021  

(via Google Meet)

The March Regular Meeting was brought to order at 7:32 p.m. with President Kevin VE1KEV as chair. 19 members took part.


Approval of the Agenda:

It was moved/seconded by Peter VE1WIN/Rob VE1RMJ that the agenda be approved. Motion carried.


Minutes from the Last Meeting:

The minutes from the February 02, 2021 regular meeting were posted on the Website and circulated by email. It was moved/seconded by Ron VE1BIC/David VE9DWJ that the minutes be approved. Motion carried.


Business Arising From the Minutes:

Lorne VE1BXK reported he had received most of the items he had ordered for use while he is working at the various repeater sites. The HDMI monitor has not yet arrived.


New Business:

Nothing to Report


Treasurer's Report:

Jim VE1JBL presented the Treasurer’s Report. It was moved/seconded by Kevin VE1KEV/Peter VE1WIN that the Treasurer’s Report be accepted. Motion carried.



Jim VE1JBL had received an email from Stewart Sullivan expressing thanks for the Monday Night Net that was held recently to honour Rick Sullivan VE9RWS (SK).


Field Day:

Nothing to report.



Ron VE1BIC has been promoting the study guides available for purchase at the CFTA studios in Amherst. A letter of welcome from the WARC is now being inserted in each book sold.


Public Service:

Nothing to report.


Web page:

Nothing to report.



Nothing to report.



Nothing to report.


President’s Report:

Nothing to report.



Mike VE1ZB reported that the Monday Night Club Net the previous night had 32 check-ins. He noted that we used to consider 16 or 17 a good number awhile ago. The Wake Up Net has enjoyed good numbers this winter.

There was some reminiscing about Rick Sullivan VE9RWS (SK), with Brad VE1ZX recalling the time the chain link fence between Rick’s house and the Trans Canada was stolen, and Ron VE1BIC remembered how his boys when they were little used to talk to Rick on the Net. There followed some discussion about how we could honor Rick, who had hosted the Monday night Club Net for over twenty years. Pravin VE9PKV noted that Rick had been a major pillar of the WARC and suggested that we could put his name and that of Peter Hebb VE1SM (SK) on this year’s student bursary.

It was moved/seconded by Ron VE1BIC/Pravin VE9PKV that starting the following week to dedicate each net till the end of the year in remembrance of Rick. Motion carried.



Lorne VE1BXK gave a short update on the various repeaters.

Brad VE1ZX congratulated John VE1CWJ on passing his advance amateur test.



Unfinished Business:

Nothing to report.


New Business:

Nothing to report.


Hints & Kinks:

Nothing to report.


Technical & Operating Information:

Nothing to report.



Nothing to report.


Next Meeting ( via Google Meet ) :

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 at 7:30 pm.


Adjournment: 8:10 pm.                 Ron Bickle VE1BIC Secretary