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
Glenn MacDonell VE3XRA Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Robert Boyd VE3BE Treasurer FN25dj Yes Yes
Harrie Jones VE3HYS Visitor FN25ei Yes  
Clare Fowler VE3NPC Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Larissa Reise VE3KGC Visitor FN14pj    


The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton Smith (VE3IRR), at 19:05 hours. 2 visitors were in attendance.

Secretary’s Report

Randy (VE3AX) introduced the minutes of the April meeting as posted. Moved by Randy (VE3AX) that the minutes be approved; Seconded by Doug (VE3XK). The motion was carried.

Treasurer’s Report

We have 22 paid up members and $842.91 in the bank.

Vice President’s Report

The speaker next month will be Clayton VE3IRR, and the subject will be the recap of the June VHF contest.

Director’s Report


President’s Report


Old Business

Paul (VE3PLE)’s health is putting his antenna upgrade on hold for now.

Reports / Project Updates


Nothing special to report for the beacons. The 2m WSPR beacon is waiting for new software updates to improve the signal.



Broadband Hamnet

The mesh is still growing.

New Business

Glenn (VE3XRA) talked about the Heliax which was brought back from the NEWS conference and if the club was willing to buy it. It was decided to wait until the missing connectors were bought and then finalize everything. Harrie (VE3HYS) talked about the VE3WCC digipeater.


  • Glenn (VE3XRA) mentioned the Rideau Lakes cycling event and was looking for volunteers.
  • Clayton (VE3IRR) mentioned that volunteers were needed for the contest site setup and take down.
  • Randy (VE3AX) talked about some of the good buys at the Smith Falls hamfest and the 100W VHF and UHF amplifiers that can be found on eBay.
  • Glenn and Randy talked about the NEWS conference in Connecticut.


The speaker tonight is Clayton (VE3IRR) and the subject is the preparation for the June contest.


The President observed that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 21:26.