June 23, 2017
This weekend is the 80th Annual Amateur Radio Field Day and Ham Radio operators from Grand Forks are taking part.
This event is a part of emergency services – specifically it tests and demonstrates that local amateur radio operators / clubs can support communications in the event of catastrophes that knockout the normal power and communications systems. The idea, as Brian Norwood explains in the video, is to operate a shortwave radio station powered off-grid for 24 hours. Clus all over North America are also participating. During this time the gear can only powered by batteries, generators or solar power generation systems. Fructova, where this group is setting up, has a large array of solar photo-voltaic panels.
The public is invited to come down and find out more – the operators have to man the site for 24 hours from Saturday June 24 overnight to Sunday.
The meetings that were supposed to happen on June 12 were put off to June 19.
The Committee Of The Whole meeting may be viewed below.
Viewing of the Regular (evening) meeting is on hold pending legal consultation.
At some point in the future the meeting in whole or part will likely be available but at this point all I can offer you is my words to council at the end of the meeting.
Back in 1992, 25 years ago, a Time Capsule was buried on the grounds of Perley School. On June 5th, 2017 they dug it out and opened it up. We were there to record the event along with a lot of kids and a few dozen adults. If you want to see what was inside watch the video.
The Regular (evening) meeting of council was less exciting than the Special meeting just a few hours earlier – though from the sparring at the beginning it appears that the issue which appeared to be resolved earlier isn’t.
There are 3 agenda packages for your perusal: The regular meeting agenda and two reports from Urban Systems. Use the button to download the agenda and these links to download the reports: Flood Study and Airport Fire Flow
The Regular meeting.