The meeting was held in the Kanata Room at Sobey’s, on the SW corner of Hazeldean and Terry Fox Drive in Kanata. The following people were present:

Name Call Sign Position MH Grid RAC WCARC
Glenn MacDonell VE3XRA Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Graham Ide VE3BYT Member FN25ch Yes Yes
Wayne Getchell VE3CZO Member FN25 Yes Yes
Richard Ferch VE3KI Member FN25ce Yes Yes
Doug Leach VE3XK Vice President FN25bf Yes Yes
Clare Fowler VE3NPC Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Clayton Smith VE3IRR President FN25ai Yes Yes
Randy Nordlund VE3AX Secretary FN25jg Yes Yes
Bob Harrington VE3YYG Visitor FN25bh Yes  
Graham Collins VE3GTC Member FN25ig Yes Yes


The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton Smith (VE3IRR), at 19:30 hours. There was one visitor - VE3YYG.

Secretary’s Report

The Secretary, (VE3AX), introduced the minutes of the May meeting. Moved by the Secretary (VE3AX) that the minutes be approved; seconded by Doug (VE3XK). Motion was carried.

Treasurer’s Report


Vice President’s Report

The meeting location and speakers have all been booked till December. The speaker for July will be Clayton (VE3IRR) and he will present a recap for the June contest.

Director’s Report


President’s Report

Clayton showed the results of the project survey.

Old Business

Glenn (VE3XRA) gave an update on the APRS project.

Reports / Project Updates


No issues.



Broadband Hamnet

No big changes.

New Business



  • Randy (VE3AX) mentioned that a new low cost SDR rig was coming out. The RS-HFIQ. Also mentioned new WSPR software created by a Quebec Ham VA2GKA.
  • Rich (VE3KI) mentioned that there were 2 new special event callsigns available for Canada’s 150th birthday. CF and CG prefixes.
  • Glenn (VE3XRA) gave an update on the Robotics competition. The parents and teachers seemed interested in Ham Radio. Glenn also talked about a new SDR receiver caller Airspy and his trip to the Hamvention in Dayton, Ohio.
  • Doug (VE3XK) announced that the club was given 2 DMX towers.


Tonight’s talk was the final preparations for the June contest.


The President observed that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 21:55.