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Minutes of the  meeting of IARC held in the Iroquois branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on Apr 4 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:

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:

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


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


made then it will be checked out. It is getting to be a pain in the “NECK” if you know what I mean!


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


VA3NDC: In Winchester seems to be OK.

VE3SVR: Is working OK but is not much used.


Flea Market Update   

Mike gave a report that all tables had been assigned. The tasks were reviewed and all help in table setup and cleanup afterword will be most welcome.

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.

There was a lot more activity lately on the hit counter most likely due to the upcoming Flea Market.


New Business:

  

Bursary

A check for the Bursary in memory of our silent keys has been sent or will be sent shortly.


Membership Change

Since we are offering new members a call letter hat and the cost of the hat is more than the dues it was proposed that we change the membership forms to make it an option with an additional $10 charge.

This was accepted by all and the membership form will be modified accordingly.


Guest Speaker

At the start of this meeting we had a presentation by Chip Chapman VA3KGB on the C3 project . A ship was sailed around the northern coast of Canada from Toronto to Victoria with a WSPR transmitter which allowed both the ship's position and the propagation conditions to be checked.

There was  a demonstration as well to add more interest to the talk.


Canwarn System

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 as well.

This will be held at the Legion on May 14 at 18:30 in our regular meeting room.


Upcoming Events

There will be a ham Flea Market in Smiths Falls on May 12.


Field Day

There was not much interest in participating this year.


Canada Day at the Iroquois Locks.

There was a proposal that the club set up a booth to try to inform the public about amateur radio. We would try to have an operating station or two available for view and questions.


Next club build

Mike BAE and Keith to present 4 or 5  options for the next club build and a vote taken to decide on the project and timing of the build.

The proposals should be circulated to the members a few days before the vote is taken.


Camping trip

There was a camping trip last year. If a group would like to have another this year in late August or September please contact Keith to make arrangements about date and location.


Saturday Breakfast Date

It was decided to hold an after Flea Market Lunch on April 7 at the Yefsi Restaurant instead of having a breakfast this month.


50 50  Draw

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


Adjournment

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


Next Meeting May 2:

The next meeting to be held at the Legion in Iroquois May 2 2018 at 19:30 hrs.

 

D M Brownlee

Secretary     


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