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11 March 1970 meeting minutes had the news that VE2ADE had resigned as secretary due to the pressures of work. There was much discussion on what should constitute a quorum. The other items of much concern was a building to house the repeaters and control system. VE2FN (George Fox) showed his colour-sound movie of the change from old to the new site and the tower erection after which he donated the film to the club.

22 May 1970 meeting at Dagwood's was a social evening except for one resolution and that was to amend the bylaws as to what constitutes a quorum. This was changed from 50 % of membership to 25 %. The amendments to the bylaws can be changed by a submittals at a regular meeting provided that the membership has been notified in writing of said meeting. VE2BU (Bruce) notified us that the link was now serviceable.

BUMPS Fun Car Rally - 28 Nov 70

From minutes of meeting 11 Nov 1970:

VE2BU informed us that this is the last official meeting with Milan VE2AVP on deck. VE2RM has profited greatly by Milan's efforts, the many, many, hours he has spent working on the repeater's improvements, viz: the identifier, the remote control system were both designed and constructed by him and it is daily proving itself to be a most worthy and needed adjunct. Of course, without the co-operation of Helga VE2DGV (Milan's XYL) this project would have never seen the light of day.

Because Milan & Helga depart Montreal for their new location in La Tuque on November 26, 1970, Bruce asked for a demonstration of thanks be shown them by the assembled group. Would you believe a standing ovation ! ! !


From MARCOGRAM date ?:

VE2RM Repeater - Mount Rigaud

VE2RM is operated by the Western Quebec VHF-UHF Amateur Radio Club (officially known as VE2RM Inc.) The repeater is located on a site a few hundred feet from the summit of Mount Rigaud on property owned by the club. The site boasts a spacious 16 X 24 foot shack built last year and a heavy duty (24 inch on a side) 104 ft. tower. The 2M equipment consists of a Canadian Marconi repeater driving a 4CX250 amplifier to give about 125 watts out. Also on the site is Pye UHF repeater with a 450 receiver and a solid state control system. In the process of being implemented is a simplex link to Ottawa operating in the 450 Mc band. Future plans are to convert the VHF repeater to a low power solid state system with the output normally driving the 4CX250 amplifier. In the event of power failure, the repeater would operate from a battery and bypass the amplifier. Also in the works is a simplex linked slave repeater for Mount Tremblant as well as numerous small refinements to the main repeater such as off-frequency indication. In addition to the repeater activities, VE2RM Inc. is planning to assemble a satellite tracking station on Mount Rigaud in readiness for OSCAR-AMSAT 6.



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From RM meeting minutes of March 17, 1971 held at Wayfarer's Restaurant.

The President, VE2DM John welcomed all guests, including from DOC, the guest speaker, Vic Valiquette VE2VL and Jean L'Ecuyeur. The President brought to the membership's attention the very fine efforts of VE2APT Micheal and VE2DGD Heidi to document the history of VE2RM via a very fine photo album.

From RM meeting minutes of Dec 8, 1971:

The high point of the evening came with the presentation of a 450 MHz transceiver to VE2AKM Dick in recognition of all the uncounted times that he has helped mobiles in need of assistance or a phone call over the past years. Before the meeting closed, we had a plea from Santa alias VE2BPF Andre for cooperation with his planned Santa Claus Net to be held Dec 23, 1971 on both VE2RM and 3775 KHz.

From RM meeting of March 17,1971 held at The Wayfarer's Restaurant:

VE2AIK (Jean-Guy) presented the club with a Silver Dollar Cube to express the VE2XW's Repeater Group's appreciation for the assistance received from VE2RM when they were installing the powerline on their repeater site.

On the 12 April 1972, VE2RM had a going away party for VE2FN George Fox.

From a notice in Sep 1972 Bulletin:

Rum Tasting Reception at Corby's The Coach House on the 6th September 1972. Activity specially arranged courtesy of our former Activities Manager, VE2BRP Mike Holley.

From Nov 72 Club Bulletin:

Minutes of Oct 11 meeting. It was decided to put up the ceiling covering and the wall panels starting this weekend. VE2BMQ Burt will ask VE2BBK John Jensen to drive him in his station wagon to pick-up the plywood and ceiling tiles to bring them to the repeater site tomorrow. The next item was the second tower which is still to be picked-up. VE2BMQ is in the process of organizing a truck for this purpose. Burt also reported that the UHF repeater has been readjusted to the proper sensitivity and output power. Final membership for 72 is 76 members.

Meeting on 8 Nov 1972 at Aeroport Hilton:

34 persons in attendance were welcomed by VE2JO Al, and all enjoyed cocktails and a buffet.

From meeting of 11 Dec 72:

VE2JO read a letter from Motorola requesting leasing of tower and building space. VE2BMQ reports that the final amplifier on the VHF has been removed for maintenance after the fan stopped and that resulted in the amplifier melting. The repeater is running approximately 40 watts, transmitting on the top antennas and receiving on the lower due to some minor persistent problem with the lower antenna. The club mounted two more dipoles on the top antenna array this year. VE2DEA Adrien reports that the repeater room was panelled and white trim got painted.


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VE2RM Inc.
P.O. Box 201
Pointe Claire, Dorval
Quebec, Canada
H9R 4N9