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
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
Clare Fowler VE3NPC Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Remi De Cristofaro VA3DRI Visitor FN25bh Yes  
Chris Bisaillion VE3CBK Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Brian Jeffrey VE3UU Member FN15wi Yes Yes
Robert Boyd VE3BE Treasurer FN25dj Yes Yes
Wayne Getchell VE3CZO Member FN25 Yes Yes


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

Secretary’s Report

Clayton (VE3IRR) introduced the minutes of the June meeting as posted. Moved by Clayton (VE3IRR) that the minutes as posted be approved; Seconded by Robert (VE3BE). The motion was carried.

Treasurer’s Report

We have 22 paid up members and $494 in the bank.

Vice President’s Report

The September 18 presenter will be Tyler (VA3DGN) and the subject will be “An Introduction to Git, GitHub and GitLab”. October will be Dave Conn and the subject will be off-center fed antennas. Brian (VE3UU) will be the November speaker. The club has a table at the Carp Hamfest.

Director’s Report


President’s Report


Old Business


Reports / Project Updates


No issues with the club beacons. The 2m WSPR beacon is still up and running.



Broadband Hamnet

No new activity on the mesh.

New Business



  • Glenn (VE3XRA) mentioned that Industry Canada has just released a consultation document to implement the changes from World Radio Conference 2015 (WRC-15) including 60 meters.
  • Glenn also mentioned the upcoming 10GHz and above contest weekends and the Carp Hamfest.
  • Doug (VE3XK) mentioned that someone will be checking QSL cards at the Hamfest.
  • Bert (VE2ZAZ) talked about an HF converter for RTL dongles and an LCD microscope.
  • Glenn (VE3XRA) and Peter (VA3PJ) talked about a new 5.7GHz transmitter and receiver.


The speaker tonight is Wayne (VE3CZO) and the subject is “A Bit about Batteries.”


The President observed that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 21:16.