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Minutes of the  meeting of IARC held in the Iroquois branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on JAN 2 2019

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, Bill VE3BXP, Stan VA3JSF, Les VA3LGL, Mike VE3BAE


Opening Remarks:

The meeting started with a greeting from Keith who anticipated a short meeting.

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 Dave JLV and seconded by Mike TUF.

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 the next session would be held

Jan 11 at 13:00.

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, Dave JLV and others indicated they could help.

We are in URGENT  need of more volunteers. Are you able to help? If so contact Mike VA3TUF. Mike's email and phone are on the first page of these minutes or you may find it here. va3tuf@arrl.net  phone 613-258-5990

Flea Market

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

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.

The notice was also posted on the RAC website and on the ONTARS website. I also noticed that Montreal also posted their Flea Market for the same date after our date had been published.

Christmas Dinner

The Christmas Party had 23 members and spouses attend this year.

The party cost $450

Collected           230

Net cost =        $220

The date for the 2019 dinner was set to December 6 2019. Keith to reserve the date as soon as possible.

50 50  Draw

Tickets were sold by George and the winner was Keith VA3BG

Saturday Breakfast Date

The breakfast this month will be at the Yefsi Restaurant in Iroquois on Jan 12 at 09:00 Hrs.


There was a motion to adjourn by Dave VE3JLV.

The next meeting to be held at the

Legion in Iroquois Feb 6 at 19:30 hrs.

Mike VE3BAE gave an interesting talk on his “antenna farm.”  He discussed his “EWE” antenna and the mechanism for selecting the antenna depending on desired direction.

His tests were done on the AM band but the antennas could be easily be modified for use on the 160 meter band. Note this is a receive only antenna.  


D M Brownlee VA3NC