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Minutes of the  meeting of IARC held in the Iroquois branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on Dec 6 2017


Members in Attendance:

Les VA3LGL, Gilbert VE3CFS, Stan VA3SJK, Bill VE3BXP, Mike VE3BAE, John VE3TV, Mike VA3TUF, George VE3TYZ, Keith VA3KPP, and Don VA3NC.

Opening Remarks:

Keith opened the meeting by welcoming all members to the meeting. He also gave a special thank you to Mike VE3BAE for his outstanding work on the APRS build project.

Treasurer's Report:

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

Secretary's Report:

We received a letter with membership application from Tom Todd VE3PVI who also just received a new two letter call VA3KD.

We also received a request from Matilda Winter Carnival for assistance with the 2018 Carnival on January 20th. They also thanked us for our participation in the 2017 Carnival.

Old Business:

Review of Last Minutes

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

Repeater Report

VE3IRO The squelch seems to be opening and a prolonged burst of static occurs frequently. Time to contact Nand.

VE3ESD has been checked out digitally and should be moved to the former school building in Morrisburg in the fullness of time!

VA3NDC in Winchester seems to be OK.

There are rumors that the water tower on which VE3SVR is located may be demolished.

No further update on this subject.

Flea Market Update   

The advertisement for the Flea Market should appear in the January-February issue of the TCA magazine.

Web Site

The web site now works OK with the new hosting company.

A hit counter has now been set up so we can see just how many people have looked at the site.

Club Build  

Done! Thank you Mike.

Christmas Dinner  

To be held December 9 at the Legion. Money to be collected at the door.

Club Jackets

There was a big discussion about placement of name and call. The FINAL location was name and call on right and the club patch on the left sleeve.

There is to be a Jacket try-on for the correct size at Keith's house.


New Business:

Keith asked the members if we wanted to help with the Matilda Winter Carnival and receiving a positive response called for volunteers for January 20.This will take up most of the day. Final arrangements to be made at the next Club meeting on January 3rd.  

Guest Speakers

Stan has arranged for some speakers in the meetings to come.

At the January meeting Chip Chapman  VA3KGB will be talking about the C3/WSPR project.

It would be nice to have a good crowd there.

At the December meeting we also had a speaker. It was none other than Mike VE3BAE who gave a talk on Winlink 2000.

This is a system by which it is possible to send and receive short emails by HF radio.

Mike gave us some back ground information

about the system and just what kind of equipment was needed to get the system up and running in a typical ham radio installation.

He offered to give a demonstration of this own equipment from his shack at his own location.

Saturday Breakfast Date

It was decided not to hold a breakfast for the month of December as we were going to have the Christmas Dinner.


50 50  Draw

The tickets were sold by George and the winner was George.


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

The next meeting to be held at the Legion in Iroquois Jan 3rd  2018 at 19:30 hrs.


D M Brownlee