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   Yes  
Chris Charland VE3OXU Visitor FN25bg Yes  
Morrie Lightman VE3KML Visitor FN25di    
Thane Brown VA3TTM Visitor FN25bi    
Chris Bisaillion VE3CBK Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Brian Jeffrey VE3UU Member FN15wi Yes Yes
Margaret Tidman VA3VXN Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Robert Boyd VE3BE Treasurer FN25dj Yes Yes
Nick Shepherd VE3OWV Member FN15vk Yes Yes
Tyler Tidman VA3DGN Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Les Crezelski   Visitor      
John Vandermey VA3RLC Member FN15xd Yes Yes
Michael Kennedy VA3TEC Visitor FN25fl    


The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton Smith (VE3IRR), at 19:01 hours. Six visitors were in attendance.

Secretary’s Report

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

Treasurer’s Report

We have 22 paid up members and $652.18 in the bank.

Vice President’s Report

The speaker next month will be Wayne (VE3CZO), and the subject will be “A Bit about Batteries.” September 18 will be Tyler (VA3DGN) and the subject will be “An Introduction to GitHub.”

Director’s Report


President’s Report


Old Business


Reports / Project Updates


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


There was an issue with one of the D-STAR modules.

Broadband Hamnet

The mesh is still growing. Some hams are still trying to connect from Orleans.

New Business

No new business items.


  • Randy (VE3AX) mentioned that the VE2FUT beacons might be relocated. The first one will probably be the 10 GHz beacon.
  • Rich (VE3KI) talked about C3 icebreaker expedition and the WSPR beacon and the new FT-8 protocol.
  • Clayton (VE3IRR) talked about the new HD radio stations in operation in the Ottawa region.
  • Glenn (VE3XRA) talked about the RAC 150 awards for working RAC stations across the country.


The speaker tonight is Jeremy (VA3ZTF) and the subject is “Grounding and Bonding.”


The President observed that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 20:31.