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
Glenn MacDonell VE3XRA Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Jeremy Jones VA3ZTF Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Remi De Cristofaro VA3DRI Member FN25bh Yes Yes
Richard Ferch VE3KI Member FN25ce Yes Yes
Robert Boyd VE3BE Treasurer FN25dj Yes Yes
Peter Jago VA3PJ Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Wayne Getchell VE3CZO Member FN25 Yes Yes
John Vandermey VA3RLC Member FN15xd Yes Yes
Chris Bisaillion VE3CBK Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Brian Jeffrey VE3UU Member FN15wi Yes Yes
Dave Conn VE3KL Visitor FN25ch Yes  
Bob Harrington VE3YYG Member FN25bh Yes Yes


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

Special announcement

Doug (VE3XK) spoke about Paul Boltwood (VE3PLE)’s passing away and highlights during his career. A sympathy card was passed around for members to sign. A minute of silence was held in his memory.

Secretary’s Report

Randy (VE3AX) introduced the minutes of the September meeting posted on the WCARC website. Randy (VE3AX) moved that the minutes as posted be approved; Doug asked that two small changes be made. The motion was seconded by Robert (VE3BE). The motion was carried.

Treasurer’s Report

We have 25 paid up members and $534.37 in the bank.

Vice President’s Report

Doug (VE3XK) gave an update on the speakers scheduled to present at upcoming meetings.

Director’s Report


President’s Report


Old Business


Reports / Project Updates


The beacons are all working fine except for the 2m WSPR beacon which is off the air waiting to be set up at a new location.



Broadband Hamnet

There have been some improvements on the Quebec side.

New Business

The sale of the equipment donated by Paul’s spouse generated $3859 for the club.


  • Bert (VE2ZAZ) showed a function generator and USB microscope from Banggood.
  • Robert (VE3BE) talked about Nearfest in Deerfield, NH.
  • Randy (VE3AX) talked about the Longueuil hamfest.
  • Chris (VE3CBK) talked about JOTA this coming weekend.
  • Glenn (VE3XRA) talked about the May Science Fair.


The speaker tonight is Dave Conn (VE3KL) and the subject is “Exploring Off-Centre Fed and Centre Fed Loaded Antennas.”


The President observed that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 21:00.