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
Richard Ferch VE3KI Member FN25ce Yes Yes
Jeremy Jones VA3ZTF Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Clare Fowler VE3NPC Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Bob Harrington VE3YYG Member FN25bh Yes Yes
Remi De Cristofaro VA3DRI Visitor      
Paul Boltwood VE3PLE Member FN25bg Yes Yes


The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton Smith (VE3IRR), at 19:03 hours. One visitor was in attendance.

Secretary’s Report

Randy (VE3AX) introduced the minutes of the May meeting as posted. Moved by Randy (VE3AX) that the minutes as posted be approved; Seconded by Peter (VA3PJ). 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 Jeremy (VA3ZTF), and the subject will be Grounding & Bonding.

Director’s Report


President’s Report


Old Business

Jeremy (VA3ZTF) gave information about field day.

Reports / Project Updates


The 2m WSPR beacon is working fine. No issues with the other beacons.



Broadband Hamnet

The mesh is still growing.

New Business

No new business items.


  • Wayne (VE3CZO) talked about the connector issues for the 1.25inch heliax. Also mentioned the modifications done to the club’s 6m beam.
  • Randy (VE3AX) has volunteered to work on the 6m antenna in order to improve the performance. He also talked about his challenges operating from his home station during the contest. He also showed his Packrat 10 MHz GPS referenced oscillator.
  • Glenn (VE3XRA) showed his new antenna analyzer which is a single port VNA which works from 137-2700 MHz.


The speaker tonight is Clayton (VE3IRR) and the subject is the recap of the June contest.


The President observed that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 21:02.