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CDNMadeHondaGuy
11-01-2017, 10:36 AM
This year it has been requested to hold an Autoslalom Workshop the day of the AGM, November 18. And we are doing exactly that!

10 AM, Saturday the 18th at the Sheraton Hotel at Leslie and the 404. We will be discussing improvements that can be made to the series, what will be happening for 2018, and, WHO WILL BE TAKING OVER AS DIRECTOR.

As I have mentioned before, it is going to take a couple of dedicated people to organize and execute this properly. Need a director, and a registrar/chief timer. One or both will be attending ALL events in 2018. They will have the timing equipment as well as a much better and accurate registered list of competitors.

Lunch will be provided courtesy Firehouse Subs.

AGM to follow at 2 PM, and those that are considering the directors position will be required to attend the AGM for elections.

Thanks!

Bruce

Snizzoop
11-01-2017, 12:44 PM
Leslie and the 404? That could be anywhere from Newmarket to the 401! I assume you mean here: https://goo.gl/maps/xtC5cnEUnH92

I'll try to make it to this.

sjd
11-01-2017, 01:13 PM
I'll be there!

CDNMadeHondaGuy
11-01-2017, 03:09 PM
Sorry, that's on HWY 7, between the 404 & Leslie. Sheraton Hotel. Go in the front entrance and there should be a placard for the conference rooms that are downstairs that are in use..................

Been a long day already!

buurin
11-05-2017, 10:35 PM
I'll be there!











I have to, because I'm advocating a pretty significant change.

(On behalf of some of you guys. ;) )

Travis
11-08-2017, 03:07 PM
I'll be there too.

CDNMadeHondaGuy
11-13-2017, 03:46 PM
And Travis, I will have your axle stand! It's in the truck. :D Don't let me forget it!

CDNMadeHondaGuy
11-13-2017, 03:48 PM
I really would like to know who is planning on attending as I am getting lunch. I need to know how many so I can order appropriately..........

So far, I am looking at 6, possibly 8 people.............

As of Monday the 13th...........

CDNMadeHondaGuy
11-13-2017, 03:51 PM
I should(?) have trophies this weekend as the banquet won't be until the new year............

Entice more to attend?!

sjd
11-15-2017, 10:43 AM
I really would like to know who is planning on attending as I am getting lunch. I need to know how many so I can order appropriately..........

So far, I am looking at 6, possibly 8 people.............

As of Monday the 13th...........

I think we'll hit 10 people.

Adam (#547) confirmed to me that he is coming on Saturday so add him to the head count.

CDNMadeHondaGuy
11-15-2017, 11:25 AM
UPDATE!!!!

We have the room at 9am, coffee and pastries will be available then. Meeting to START at 10:00. RACE again will be picking up the tab for lunch. They are so nice...... Big brother always taking care of us!

Looking forward to seeing everyone. :D

I HAVE TROPHIES AND OTHER AWARDS! (TOYO.....)

Lynam55
11-15-2017, 04:22 PM
Yeah I work this weekend so cant makr it.

buurin
11-20-2017, 01:44 AM
Until a more official minutes is available, here is what went down at the workshop.

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Thank you Steven for stepping up to be our next director! *applause*

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We're going to trial MJtiming at next year's autoslalom school, and OMSC's test & tune if they organize one again, along with some hardware recently recovered from under Travis' deck. :eek:
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61A00VErNML._SX355_.jpg
Ubiquiti UniFi AP Long Range!

Power and data feeds over the same ethernet cable meaning we could in theory position it closer to the paddock even when timing tent isn't anywhere close. * This I hope should improve the range of live results. I'll run this for a while at home to see what kind of range I can get. Because it's missing its mounting ring, suggestions on how to mount this thing 8 feet in the air are welcome.

We want to get official results out as soon as possible after the last run. Goal is 30 minutes after, but chances are you'll be on you way home then. This is currently not happening because Travis needs to do a ton of "post-processing" before results can be made official.

* Although it'll feel more at home high up on the underside of timing tent IMO.

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Steven, gotta check if we can use one of the region's ice race registration laptops and its mobile hotspot.

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Preferably there'll be 3 people working around timing. One for data entry, one to man the radio, one goes around telling people if they're getting reruns and/or not to stick their arms out the window. :eek::rolleyes:

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Attention all competitors! Know your class before you come. Anyone not declaring their class at registration get placed into A-mod.

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We like the mock grid WOSCA uses in their events. It makes things move quicker. But to pull it off we need the space (mmm Picton) and have to do run groups.

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Marshal changes at Picton needs to be streamlined further.

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Series trophies presented to top 10 present and our champion Val. Congrats!

thgear
11-20-2017, 11:36 PM
congrats to stephen, and thank you

leifmadsen
11-24-2017, 12:52 PM
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61A00VErNML._SX355_.jpg
Ubiquiti UniFi AP Long Range!

Power and data feeds over the same ethernet cable meaning we could in theory position it closer to the paddock even when timing tent isn't anywhere close. * This I hope should improve the range of live results. I'll run this for a while at home to see what kind of range I can get. Because it's missing its mounting ring, suggestions on how to mount this thing 8 feet in the air are welcome.

We want to get official results out as soon as possible after the last run. Goal is 30 minutes after, but chances are you'll be on you way home then. This is currently not happening because Travis needs to do a ton of "post-processing" before results can be made official.

* Although it'll feel more at home high up on the underside of timing tent IMO.

I have one of these at home, and on my main floor mounted at the ceiling, I can see the AP from the park (about 140 yards away). And this is through a brick wall. These things are pretty amazing.

I wouldn't worry about the ring too much. I'd suggest just mounting it with a few of those 3M velcro heavy duty strips (https://www.command.com/3M/en_US/command/products/~/Command-Large-Picture-Hanging-Strips?N=5924736+3294529207+3294737318&rt=rud) which work really well (I use them for tons of stuff around the house). The AP itself is very light, so it should be fine.

Let me know if you need any technical help. I can't necessarily come to tons of events, but I can do a lot of remote work if you have infrastructure needs, or just need to ask a tech guy some questions :)

Depending on how long of a run you need, you might need some sort of network switch in the middle to repeat the signal. Maximum length under cable specifications for category 5 is 100 metres.

Leif.

sjd
12-13-2017, 03:46 PM
We're going to trial MJtiming at next year's autoslalom school, and OMSC's test & tune if they organize one again, along with some hardware recently recovered from under Travis' deck. :eek:

Preferably there'll be 3 people working around timing. One for data entry, one to man the radio, one goes around telling people if they're getting reruns and/or not to stick their arms out the window. :eek::rolleyes:

Attention all competitors! Know your class before you come. Anyone not declaring their class at registration get placed into A-mod.

We like the mock grid WOSCA uses in their events. It makes things move quicker. But to pull it off we need the space (mmm Picton) and have to do run groups.

Marshal changes at Picton needs to be streamlined further.


There were 10 of us in attendance. In lieu of official minutes, which I don't think were taken, I will briefly address the items discussed that Keith has listed above plus add to it.

1. We are going to make the jump to MJ Timing for next season. Big thanks to Keith for taking the lead on this one.

2. There is a need for more workers at timing. Travis and Cliff both have some excellent thoughts about how to handle things going forward.

3. The Region is going to be responsible for all of the Regional events in MSReg. That way the clubs don't have to worry about it and it means that all of the events are open at the beginning of the season. We will also attempt to ensure that competitors are properly classed before the event.

4. We're working on a way for series registered competitors to receive a discount on events. This will come at no cost to the hosting clubs.

5. We're aiming for 8 events again in 2018.

Anything not on this list still needs further discussion and information will be coming early in 2018.