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
Randy Nordlund VE3AX Secretary FN25jg Yes Yes
Clayton Smith VE3IRR President FN25ai Yes Yes
Doug Leach VE3XK Vice President FN25bf Yes Yes
Peter Jago VA3PJ Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Dave Conn VE3KL Visitor FN25ch Yes  
Andy Hart VE3NVK Member FN25bh Yes Yes
Paul Coverdale VE3ICV Visitor FN25ch Yes  
Jeremy Jones VA3ZTF Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Glenn MacDonell VE3XRA Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Richard Ferch VE3KI Member FN25ce Yes Yes
Brian Jeffrey VE3UU Member FN15wi Yes Yes


The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton Smith (VE3IRR), at 19:04 hours. 2 visitors were in attendance.

Secretary’s Report

The Secretary, Randy (VE3AX), introduced the minutes of the March meeting as posted. Moved by the Secretary (VE3AX) that the minutes be approved; Seconded by Glenn (VE3XRA). Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer absent.

Vice President’s Report

The speaker next month will be Clayton VE3IRR and the subject will be the preparation for the June VHF contest.

Director’s Report


President’s Report


Old Business

Bert (VE2ZAZ) was curious to know why there were so few hams at supper before the meeting.

Reports / Project Updates


Nothing special to report for the beacons. The 2m WSPR beacon is using Paul’s callsign (VE3PLE).



Broadband Hamnet

Clayton (VE3IRR) showed his new page which shows the topology and all of the data related to the nodes which connected.

New Business

Doug (VE3XK) is looking for volunteers to help Paul (VE3PLE) take down his antenna for repairs on May 6.


  • Glenn (VE3XRA) mentioned the NEWS VHF-UHF conference being held in Connecticut April 21.
  • Glenn inquired if anyone had built the Ukranian 222 MHz transverter.
  • Doug (VE3XK) asked if the club had a table at Smith Falls which is Saturday May 13th.


The speaker tonight is Paul VE3ICV and the subject is Vector Network Analyzers.


The President observed that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 21:00.