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
Luc Pernot VE3JGL Visitor FN25ek Yes  
Glenn MacDonell VE3XRA Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Jeremy Jones VA3ZTF Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Remi De Cristofaro VA3DRI Member FN25bh Yes Yes
Margaret Tidman VA3VXN Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Robert Boyd VE3BE Treasurer FN25dj Yes Yes
Tyler Tidman VA3DGN Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Wayne Getchell VE3CZO Member FN25 Yes Yes
John Vandermey VA3RLC Member FN15xd Yes Yes


The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton Smith (VE3IRR), at 19:02 hours. One visitor was in attendance.

Secretary’s Report

Randy (VE3AX) introduced the minutes of the August meeting posted on the WCARC website. Randy (VE3AX) moved that the minutes as posted be approved; Seconded by Remi (VA3DRI). The motion was carried.

Treasurer’s Report

We have 24 paid up members and $519 in the bank.

Vice President’s Report

Doug reported that there was $15 of sales at the Carp Hamfest. The speaker next month will be Dave Conn (VE3KL) and the subject will be “Exploring Off Centre Fed and Centre Fed Loaded Antennas.” November will be Brian Jeffrey (VE3UU) and the subject will be “Adventures from the Coldest Part of the Cold War.” December will be the Christmas party.

Director’s Report


President’s Report


Old Business


Reports / Project Updates


The beacons are all working fine.



Broadband Hamnet

Hams on the Quebec side are trying to connect to the YMCA and installing a new node.

New Business

  • Randy (VE3AX) gave an update on the club 6m yagi.
  • Wayne mentioned that he was still looking for a connector for the 1.25” Heliax.


  • Glenn (VE3XRA) and Tyler (VA3DGN) talked about the NVIS event scheduled for September 24 and what was done last year.
  • Glenn (VE3XRA) showed pictures taken during the September microwave contest and gave a quick update on the RAC AGM and the presentations which were given.
  • Clayton (VE3IRR) showed information on the new the LimeSDR Mini project.


The speaker tonight is Tyler (VA3DGN) and the subject is “An Introduction to Git, GitHub and GitLab.”


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