The meeting was held at the Sobey’s in Stittsville. The following people were present:
|Name||Call Sign||Position||MH Grid||RAC||WCARC|
|Doug Leach||VE3XK||Vice President||FN25bf||Yes||Yes|
The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton Smith (VE3IRR), at 19:30 hours. 1 visitor was in attendance.
The Secretary, (VE3AX), introduced the minutes of the August meeting. Moved by the Secretary (VE3AX) that the minutes be approved; seconded by Glenn (VE3XRA). The Motion was carried.
18 paid up members and $518 in the bank.
Vice President’s Report
The speaker in October will be VE3QN and the topic will be the 5 W’s of International Radio Regulations.
Clayton has taken over the administration of the WCC website. A big thank you was given to Rick (VE3CVG) for all of the work over the years.
Doug (VE3XK) presented the Motion to amend WCARC bylaw 2. Seconded by Wayne (VE3CZO). The motion was carried.
Clayton (VE3IRR) proposed that meetings be held on the 3rd Monday of the month. Seconded by Randy (VE3AX). The motion was carried.
Doug (VE3XK) mentioned that the speaker calendar has been updated on the website.
Our speaker was Paul (VE3PLE) who presented on Accomplishments in Amateur Astronomy and Electronics.
Reports / Project Updates
The beacons are now back on the air. The antenna stacks were modified by removing the phasing harness and 1 set of loop antennas for each band.
A 2m bandpass filter will be installed in order to limit the output on the VE3STP frequency.
VA3KA is trying to connect to the mesh. Dwayne is trying to mesh with Bert.
Doug mentioned that the March Rd location will be the first time that WCARC meets inside of the West Carleton limits.
Robert (VE3BE) reported that a Diefenbunker member had issues registering on the website for the mailing list.
WCARC will have a table at the OARC hamfest.
OARC will have a portable equipment demo on the weekend of the 17th.
Wayne showed a simple Powerpole splitter.
Randy mentioned that there was a good 2m east west opening during the previous weekend.
Andy showed a $9 U.S. microcontroller board.
The President stated that there being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 21:15 hours.