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Minutes of the  meeting of IARC held in the Iroquois branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on May 2 2018



Members in Attendance:

 Gilbert VE3CFS, Stan VA3JSF, Manfred VA3RMF, Bill VE3BXP,  Mike VE3BAE, Les  VA3LGL, Mike VA3TUF,Preston VE3GXA, Perry VA3APS,    George VE3TYZ,  Keith VA3KPP,  Don VA3NC and special guest Chip Chapman VA3KBG .



Opening Remarks

Keith opened the meeting by welcoming all members to the meeting.


Treasurer's Report

          

      GIC    $5000 .           

      Bank   $ 525.24      

 On Hand  $ 176.30

     Total    $5701.54



Secretary's Report

Nothing new to report at this time.



Old Business


Review of Last Minutes

The minutes of the last meeting were accepted as published on a motion by Dave and seconded by Bill BXP .


Repeater Report

VE3IRO The  noise is still on the repeater . When the weather gets warmer and appointments can be


Minutes

Members in Attendance:

Gilbert VE3CFS, Stan VA3JSF, Manfred VA3RMF, Bill VE3BXP, Les VA3LGL, Mike VA3TUF, Perry VA3APS, Dave VE3JLV, George VE3TYZ, Keith VA3KPP,  Don VA3NC.


Opening Remarks:

Keith opened the meeting by welcoming all members to the meeting.


Treasurer's Report:

The Treasurer’s report shows the club’s finances are in good order.


Secretary's Report:

Nothing new to report at this time.


Old Business:


Review of Last Minutes

The minutes of the last meeting were accepted as published on a motion by Les and seconded by Gilbert CSF.


Repeater Report

VE3IRO: The noise is still on the repeater. When the weather gets warmer and appointments can be made then it will be checked out. It is getting to be a pain in the “NECK” if you know what I mean!

VE3ESD:  Has been moved to the former school building but the antenna still needs to be improved.

VA3NDC: In Winchester seems to be OK.

VE3SVR is a system Fusion repeater that automatically switches between C4FM digital and analogue FM depending on the input.


Flea Market Update   

The Flea Market was very sucessful this year. Mike TUF and George have a detailed accounting for any members interested . It was with shock that we learned that Durham Radio had closed its doors a week after attending our Flea Market. That will leave a big hole to be filled next year.


Web Site

The site continues to work well.

There was a lot more activity lately on the hit counter most likely due to the upcoming Flea Market .


Bursary

A check for the Bursary in memory of our silent keys has been sent .


Membership Change

Since we are offering new members a call letter hat and the cost of the hat is more than the dues it was proposed that we change the membership forms to make it an option with an additional $10 charge.

This was accepted by all and the membership form will be modified accordingly.

New Business.

Guest Speaker

There will be a talk on the weather featuring the Canwarn system for severe weather reporting . Members of the general public will be invited as this should be of interest to boaters and flyers as well .

This will be held at the Legion on May 14 at 18:30 in our regular meeting room .


VE3SVR Enhancement

There was a proposal by the 3730 group to add a WiresX System to VE3SVR Repeater at no charge to the club in order to fill in some gaps in the System Fusion coverage. It was felt that we would like more information about this but the person who was to present this proposal was not at the meeting.

Here is also a program by Yaesu to replace all DR-1X repeaters with a DR-2 repeater. This is a more robust machine that has fixed most of the problems with the DR-1X . Yaesu will send you a new repeater but expect to get the DR-1 shipped back in 30 days . The cost is $300  but if you want a board that will allow an additional audio source the cost is an extra $200 .

There was no decision made on either proposal at this time.

Upcoming Events

There will be a ham Flea Market in Smiths Falls on May 12.


Field Day?

There was not much interest in participating this year.

 Canada Day at the Iroquois Locks.

There was a proposal that the club set up a booth to try to inform the public about amateur radio . We would try to have an operating station or two available for view and questions .

Dave, Stan, Don , Keith ,Les , and Mile TUF expressed an interest in helping out but nothing


VE3SVR: Is a system Fusion repeater that automatically switches between C4FM digital and analogue FM depending on the input.


Flea Market Update   

The Flea Market was very successful this year. Mike TUF and George have a detailed accounting for any members interested. It was with shock that we learned that Durham Radio had closed its doors a week after attending our Flea Market. That will leave a big hole to be filled next year.


Web Site

The site continues to work well.

There was a lot more activity lately on the hit counter most likely due to the upcoming Flea Market.


Bursary

A check for the Bursary in memory of our silent keys has been sent.


Membership Change

Since we are offering new members a call letter hat and the cost of the hat is more than the dues it was proposed that we change the membership forms to make it an option with an additional $10 charge.

This was accepted by all and the membership form will be modified accordingly.

 

New Business:


Guest Speaker

There will be a talk on the weather featuring the


Canwarn system for severe weather reporting. Members of the general public will be invited as this should be of interest to boaters and flyers as well.

This will be held at the Legion on May 14 at 18:30 in our regular meeting room.


VE3SVR Enhancement

There was a proposal by the 3730 group to add a WiresX System to VE3SVR Repeater at no charge to the club in order to fill in some gaps in the System Fusion coverage. It was felt that we would like more information about this but the person who was to present this proposal was not at the meeting.

Here is also a program by Yaesu to replace all DR-1X repeaters with a DR-2 repeater. This is a more robust machine that has fixed most of the problems with the DR-1X. Yaesu will send you a new repeater but expect to get the DR-1 shipped back in 30 days. The cost is $300 but if you want a board that will allow an additional audio source the cost is an extra $200.

There was no decision made on either proposal at this time.


Upcoming Events

There will be a ham Flea Market in Smiths Falls on May 12.

Field Day?

There was not much interest in participating this year.

Canada Day (at the Iroquois Locks)

There was a proposal that the club set up a booth to try to inform the public about amateur radio. We would try to have an operating station or two available for view and questions.

Dave, Stan, Don, Keith, Les, and Mile TUF expressed an interest in helping out but nothing


has been finalized as yet.


Next club build

Mike BAE and Keith to present 4 or 5 options for the next club build and a vote taken to decide on the project and timing of the build.

The proposals were sent out by email on or about May 3 just after the meeting. Have you looked at them and made your choice for a build?


Camping trip

There was a camping trip last year. Nothing definite yet for this year. Are you Interested? If so contact Keith VA3KPP/VA3BG.


Saturday Breakfast Date

It was decided to hold an after Flea Market Lunch on May 12 in Smiths Falls instead of having a breakfast this month.


50 50  Draw

The tickets were sold by George and the winner was? I forgot to write it down and I don't remember who was the lucky one was. Sorry.


Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Mike TUF and seconded by Gilbert CFS.


Next Meeting June 6:

The next meeting to be held at the Legion in Iroquois June 6 2018 at 19:30 hrs.

 

D M Brownlee

Secretary