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Posted: 31 August 2004 at 3:41pm | IP Logged Quote cyanidemonkey

The following is the meeting minutes from the August 2004 meeting compiled by Dave Smith (Int. Secretary) :

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Meeting opened at 7.10 pm

Present -

Alan Price, Ludovic Cash Romany, John Downey, Mark Rosewarne, Jeff Ford, Gareth Turner (Presided), Peter Palmer, Jeff Knowles, Dave Smith (Temp Secretary)

Apologies -
 
Ross Weir, Jonathan Mozen, Andy Pulsen, Kelvin Scott, Pier FM (Russ Isherwood).
 
GENERAL BUSINESS -
 
Gareth explained his recent visit by RSM
 
Dave discussed frequencies used
 
Dave presented Spectrum Analyzer readings
 
Concern over stations overlapping
 
Discussion re Auckland / Apnia situation
 
John suggested that "Perhaps we need legal representation to enable use of frequencies locally"
 
John said "Perhaps we need a voice to ensure that the law is complaiant"
 
Gareth suggested that maybe RSM may not consider our concerns
 
Gareth said that we have no control over people using the LPFM frequencies outside our group
 
Ludovic suggested we need integridy and suggested another meeting, and to arrange as many other operators to attend as possible
 
Gareth suggested that all members agree to a specific transmitter output
 
There was discussion on on EIRP from aerials and transmitters
 
Gareth discussed the advantages/dissadvantages of power versus efficiency
 
MOTION - Moved Gareth - Seconded - John ?
 
That - "An independant auditor be contracted on a regular basis to check out output signals"
 
CARRIED
 
Gareth suggested that these results would be calculated and be used to control output
He also suggested that a small fee be paid by members to cover the cost of this service
 
Alan pointed out that with more and more stations on air the band becomes more and more cluttered
 
Dave suggested that 106.9 should be made available for use by short term stations and operators from outside Canterbury.
 
Alan read from the RSM specifications and discussion followed
 
Ludovic said that logger tapes were required with talk radio stations
 
MOTION - Moved Ludovic - Seconded Alan
 
That -
 
"The Low Power FM (LPFM) user persons agree to formulate an Incorporated Society, to be known as THE LOW POWER FM (Frequency Modulation) LPFM CANTERBURY NZ INC.
 
CARRIED
 
Dave said he would obtain a copy of the Auckland proposed constitution
 
Meeting closed at 9.30pm
 
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NEXT MEETING - Monday 13th September 2004 - 7pm
(Same location)


Edited by cyanidemonkey on 14 September 2004 at 11:46pm


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