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Minutes of the  meeting of IARC held in the Iroquois branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on Mar 7 2018

Members in Attendance:

Gilbert VE3CFS, Stan VA3JSF, Dave VE3JLV, Bill VE3BXP,  Mike VE3BAE, John VE3TV, Mike VA3TUF, Manfred VA3RMF, George VE3TYZ, Keith VA3KPP, and Don VA3NC.

Opening Remarks:

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

Treasurer’s Report:          

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

Secretary's Report:


Old Business:

Review of Last Minutes

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

Repeater Report

VE3IRO: The  noise is still on the repeater.

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

VA3NDC: Seems to be OK.

VE3SVR: Is working OK but is not much used.

Flea Market Update   

The advertisement for the Flea Market has appeared in the January-February and March-April issue of the TCA magazine.

It is also listed on the ONTARS Website and has been mentioned often on the air.

Mike to issue a list of tasks and Volunteers to perform them. This list can be found at the end of these minutes.

There are still a few tables left at this time.

Don't forget to bring your cameras to take lots of pictures to post on the website and send to ONTARS for posting there as well.

Web Site

The site continues to work well.

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

Bill reported that we get 7 or 8 hits a day on the website.

Club Jackets

The club Jackets have been received and distributed to the members and corrections made to the errors discovered.

We also need another supply of hats for new members of the club as we have used all the spare hats on hand.

Winter Rally

The winter rally went well and we were thanked for our participation.

New Business:


Bursary Request

Once again we received a query from the High School  if we were to continue our bursaries for another year in memory of our Silent Keys. There was a motion from the floor to do just that by Mike TUF and seconded by Dave JLV. It passed unanimously. A check will be issued in due course.

Guest Speaker

Keith gave a talk about digital radio and the capabilities of the repeater VE3ESD. However there was a problem with the WIFI connection at the Legion so the demo was limited.

Future Speakers

Keith will try to get in touch with Chip Chapman to reschedule his talk.

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.

This will be held at the Legion on May 14 at 19:00 or 19:30.

Saturday Breakfast Date

It was decided to hold a breakfast on March 10 at the Yefsi Restaurant in Iroquois at 09:00.

50 50  Draw

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


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

Next Meeting April 4.

The next meeting to be held at the Legion in Iroquois April 4, 2018, at 19:30 hrs.


D M Brownlee