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Minutes of the  meeting of IARC held in the Iroquois branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on Dec 5 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


Members in Attendance:

Don VA3NC, Keith VA3BG, Geo VE3TYZ, Mike VA3TUF, Dave VE3JLV, Manfred VA3RMF, Tom VA3KD, Preston VE3GXA, Mel VE3OJN, Steve VE3EZB.


Opening Remarks:

The meeting started with a 40 minute video link (Google Hangouts) presentation by Dave Beverstein, VE3KCL from Toronto on hot air balloons.  An informative session on “trial and error” lessons learned. Discussing different balloon materials, different gases used and different radio’s, computers and electronics.

Treasurer's Report:  

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

Secretary's Report:

Nothing to report at this time.

Old Business:

Review of Last Minutes

The minutes of the last meeting were accepted on a motion by Tom and seconded by Mike.

Repeater Report

It was reported that VE3IRO was better but was still acting up from time to time.

The other repeaters seem to operating normally but have little use at this time.

Club Website

The club website address is:

   www. IroquoisARC.ca     


Club Project

It was decided to pole the attendees to see if it was possible to hold sessions before Christmas as well as after and in the New Year.

It was discovered that Mike BAE was not available until the New Year so the next sessions to start in the new year around Jan 11. To be confirmed at the next meeting Jan 2 2019.

New  Business:

Winter Rally

We had a request from the Winter Rally in Matilda Township to be held on February 2 2019 to assist them with communications again as we did last year.

Keith informed us that he had a vacation planned for that date and asked Mike TUF to organize the event.  I think that we have several volunteers ready to help out, Don NC, John TV, Gilbert CFS, Stan JSF and others indicated they could help. To be firmed up at the next meeting!

Flea Market

The Flea Market to be held on April 6 2019 in the Civic Building (Fire Station) at 1 Dundas Street in Iroquois.

Don to place an early notice in TCA magazine to discourage the Montreal Club from picking the same date.

The notice has been placed on the web site but missed the January issue of the TCA magazine. It can only be published in the March-April issue now.

Christmas Dinner

Les VE3LGL was unable to attend the meeting but sent word that there would be about 25 attending.

P.S. The club will buy your first drink.

Don't forget to bring a non perishable item for the food bank. Thank You.

50 50  Draw

Tickets were sold by George and the winner was Manfred VA3RMF.

Saturday Breakfast Date

The breakfast this month will be at the Yefsi Restaurant in Iroquois on Dec 15 at 09:00 Hrs.


There was a motion to adjourn by Dave VE3JLV.

The next meeting to be held at the Legion in Iroquois Jan 2 at 19:30 hrs.


D M Brownlee VA3NC