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
Nick Shepherd VE3OWV Member FN15vk 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
Graham Ide VE3BYT Member FN25ch 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
Bob Harrington VE3YYG Member FN25bh Yes Yes
Andy Hart VE3NVK Member FN25bh Yes Yes
Ralph Cameron VE3BBM Guest FN15 Yes  
Tyler Tidman VA3DGN Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Margaret Tidman VA3VXN Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Thane Brown VA3TTM Visitor FN25bi    


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

Secretary’s Report

Clayton (VE3IRR) introduced the minutes of the October meeting posted on the WCARC website. Clayton moved that the minutes be approved as posted; the motion was seconded by Doug (VE3XK). The motion was carried.

Treasurer’s Report

We have 25 paid up members and $4418.58 in the bank. $3000 was invested in a GIC.

Vice President’s Report


Director’s Report


President’s Report


Old Business


Reports / Project Updates


The beacons are all working fine. Some members have volunteered to relocate the 2m WSPR beacon which is off the air.


There was a hardware failure which has now been fixed.

Broadband Hamnet

Clayton reported that the link between his node and the YMCA node went down last week.

New Business

Bert reminded that the insurance was due in December.


  • Margaret (VA3XVN) mentioned that the Tall Pines Rally in Bancroft is looking for volunteers this coming weekend.
  • Doug (VE3XK) mentioned that Paul (VE3PLE) had left a collection of books on C & C++ that are available to a member who wants them.
  • Glenn (VE3XRA) mentioned that the Canada 150 contest has over 21050 distinct call signs in the logs and included 1820 Canadian call signs. The C3 mission docked in Vancouver and is ended. The WSPR beacon is still operating.
  • Doug (VE3XK) mentioned that the February meeting will be on the 2nd Monday as Family Day is on the 3rd Monday.
  • Glenn highlighted the fact that there are 20 people attending tonight’s meeting.
  • Doug mentioned that he will bring books from Paul’s collection that will be raffled off.


The Speaker tonight is Ralph Cameron (VE3BBM) and the subject is “Building the Grand Prairie to Alaska Microwave system.”


The President observed that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 20:38.