The meeting was held at the Sobey’s in Kanata (March Rd. location). The following people were present:

Name Call Sign Position MH Grid RAC WCARC
Bertrand Zauhar VE2ZAZ Director FN25bk Yes Yes
Wayne Getchell VE3CZO Member FN25 Yes Yes
Clayton Smith VE3IRR President FN25ai Yes Yes
Doug Leach VE3XK Vice President FN25bf Yes Yes
Peter Jago VA3PJ Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Graham Ide VE3BYT Member FN25ch Yes Yes
Randy Nordlund VE3AX Secretary FN25jg Yes Yes
Robert Boyd VE3BE Visitor FN25    
Rich Ferch VE3KI Member FN25ce Yes Yes
Jeremy Jones VA3ZTF Visitor FN25ag Yes  
Nick Shepherd VE3OWV Visitor FN15vk Yes  
Bryan Rawlings VE3QN Visitor FN25ek Yes  
Chris Bisaillion VE3CBK Visitor FN25qi Yes  


The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton Smith (VE3IRR), at 19:30 hours. 5 visitors were in attendance.

Secretary’s Report

The Secretary, (VE3AX), introduced the minutes of the September meeting. Moved by the Secretary (VE3AX) that the minutes be approved; seconded by Bert (VE2ZAZ). The Motion was carried.

Treasurer’s Report

$739.78 in the bank.

Vice President’s Report

Speakers are booked to the end of the year and also from Feb to June 2017. The speaker next month will be Dave Conn VE3KL. The subject will be designing HF antennas, RF transformers and common mode chokes as a unified system.

Doug mentioned that we have to be out of the meeting room by 9:30pm as the store closes at 10pm. Randy (VE3AX) presented the motion to change the start time from 7:30PM to 7pm and was seconded by Bert (VE2ZAZ) The motion was carried.

Director’s Report

Bert suggested the possibility of finding a restaurant close by.

President’s Report


Old Business


Reports / Project Updates


Doug gave an update on the beacons.



Broadband Hamnet

Ken VA3KA is trying to connect to Bert. So far he has not been successful.

New Business



  • Randy: mentioned the Longueuil hamfest
  • Bert: mentioned the Deerfield hamfest
  • Wayne: showed a small UHF preamp


The speaker this evening was Bryan VE3QN and the topic was the 5 W’s of International Radio Regulations.


The President observed that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 21:12pm.