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Minutes of the meeting of IARC held on-air (VE3IRO) on Jun 02, 2021



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

Minutes of the meeting held “on-line” on June 2nd 2021, on the Iroquois Repeater, VE3IRO.


Members in attendance:

Keith VA3BG, Dave VE3YH, Mike VE3BAE, Glenn VE3WGD, Don VA3NC, Tom VA3KD, Jeff VE3MDC, Gilbert VE3CFS, Mike VA3TUF, John VE3TV, Manfred VA3LG, Stan VA3JSF, and Bill VE3BXP.


Opening Remarks:

Keith indicated that this meeting would not be a long one as the Agenda was short. He also hoped that we could start having “in person” meetings on September the 8th if things go right.


Treasurer's Report:

Dave VE3YH indicated that the treasurer's report this month had been e-mailed to the members.

Dave put forward a motion to accept the Financial Report which was seconded by Mike VA3TUF. The motion was passed.


Secretary's Report:

Mike VE3BAE indicated that there was no report for this month's meeting. A lucky escape again!


Review of the Minutes of the last Meeting:

There were no comments on the minutes. It was moved by Mike VE3BAE to accept the minutes, and seconded by Don, VA3NC. The motion was passed.


Repeater Report:


Gilbert, VE3CFS reported that all repeaters were


functioning in analogue mode as required, but he was unable to check the digital modes.


He also indicated that the VE2REH group started


using parts from the old IRO Motorola machine that


they had purchased from the club. Included in the


purchase were the remains of two rodents. These


rodents were a free add-on to the purchase!

Repeater Report:

Gilbert, VE3CFS reported that all repeaters were functioning in analogue mode as required, but he was unable to check the digital modes.

He also indicated that the VE2REH group started using parts from the old IRO Motorola machine that they had purchased from the club. Included in the purchase were the remains of two rodents. These rodents were a free add-on to the purchase!


Club Website:

Bill VE3BXP indicated that the website was in normal operation.

Old Business:

Club Project:

Keith indicated that the sessions now included an intro into the digital modes and the use of JT8 using the HamPI and related software.


New Business:

Guest Speaker:

Nothing to report as we are not having in person meetings.

VE3SVR Discussion:

There was some discussion concerning the disposal of the surplus 2 Meter antenna from the SVR repeater. The SVR machine is now connected to the Fire Dept System antenna through multicouplers. It was resolved to put the antenna for sale at a price about 1/3 the cost of a new antenna.

Zoom Meetings:

There was some discussion on the possibility of having a “Zoom” meeting in the future if “in person” meetings were still not a possibility. No decision was made at the time.

Future Meetings:

The next meeting will be held on Sept 8 th at 7:30 PM, with the possibility of holding an “in person” meeting. If not possible, Keith will advise the members.


Other Business:

Adjournment:

The meeting was “adjourned” around 20:07 hrs with a motion by Don VA3NC.


Secretary

Mike J. Beaudin VE3BAE