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 Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Jeremy Jones VA3ZTF Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Glenn MacDonell VE3XRA Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Chris Bisaillion VE3CBK Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Richard Ferch VE3KI Member FN25ce Yes Yes
Margaret Tidman VA3VXN Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Tyler Tidman VA3DGN Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Clare Fowler VE3NPC Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Paul Boltwood VE3PLE Member FN25bg Yes Yes


The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton Smith (VE3IRR), at 19:00 hours.

Secretary’s Report

The President, (VE3IRR), introduced the minutes of the November meeting. Moved by the president (VE3IRR) that the minutes be approved; Seconded by Robert (VE3BE). The motion was carried.

Treasurer’s Report

$530 in the bank. 4 new members. Andy has notified the club that he would like to pass Treasurer duties on to another member after the end of his term.

Vice President’s Report

Speakers are set up until July 2017. Glenn had a question about the cancellation of the February meeting and it will be looked at to see if the store is closed or not.

Director’s Report


President’s Report


Old Business


Reports / Project Updates


Doug (VE3XK) mentioned that the IDer had been modified and a long carrier had been added. Graham (VE3BYT) enquired about a WSPR beacon. Doug mentioned that the 2m beacon was being built.



Broadband Hamnet

People are still trying to connect to the mesh. Rick Bandla has been doing mobile tests in the east end. There are 40 nodes on the mesh.

New Business

Bert (VE2ZAZ) asked if Clayton (VE3IRR) could give a quick update about the club projects. Clayton mentioned that he had resent the list to all the new members. Wayne (VE3CZO) gave information on some of the projects.


  • Bert showed some of the low cost testing equipment he found from
  • Paul presented his QRP Labs transmitter.
  • Jeremy talked about a WSPR kit for the PI.
  • Randy mentioned that the NEWS VHF conference was being held in April.
  • Rich talked about his remote control setup for his station.

Election of Officers

Vice President and Treasurer were thanked for their services over the past 2 years.

  • Vice President – No nominations were received so it will be revisited next meeting.
  • Treasurer – Rob (VE3BE) volunteered for the position and was acclaimed.

Annual Report

Clayton (VE3IRR) gave a review on the club highlights and accomplishments of the past year.


The President observed that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 20:50.