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 Member FN25bk Yes Yes
Clayton Smith VE3IRR President FN25ai Yes Yes
Doug Leach VE3XK Vice President FN25bf Yes Yes
Jeremy Jones VA3ZTF Director FN25ag Yes Yes
Randy Nordlund VE3AX Secretary FN25jg Yes Yes
Brian Jeffrey VE3UU Member FN15wi Yes Yes
Remi De Cristofaro VA3DRI Member FN25bh Yes Yes
Robert Boyd VE3BE Treasurer FN25dj Yes Yes
Stuart Fedak VE3SMF Visitor FN25eh Yes  
Glenn MacDonell VE3XRA Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Graham Ide VE3BYT Member FN25ch Yes Yes
Harrie Jones VE3HYS Visitor FN25 Yes  
Clare Fowler VE3NPC Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Wayne Getchell VE3CZO Member FN25bh Yes Yes
Chris Bisaillion VE3CBK Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Luc Pernot VE3JGL Member FN25ek Yes Yes
Ron McFayden VE3YXY Visitor FN14vx    
Cathy McFayden VA3YXY Visitor FN14vx    


The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton Smith (VE3IRR), at 19:00 hours. 4 visitors were in attendance.

Secretary’s Report

Randy (VE3AX) introduced the minutes of the December meeting posted on the WCARC website. Randy moved that the minutes be approved as modified; the motion was seconded by Glenn (VE3XRA). The motion was carried.

Treasurer’s Report

We have 21 paid up members and $4762.96 in the bank. $3000 has been invested in a term deposit.

Vice President’s Report

The February meeting will be on the 2nd Monday of the month because of Family Day. The list of scheduled speakers for the year was updated.

Director’s Report


President’s Report


Old Business


Reports / Project Updates


The beacons are working fine. Harry asked if anyone was listening to the VE3TEN 10m beacon.



Broadband Hamnet

Rick (VE3CVG) is now linked to the mesh using the internet.

New Business

  • Brian (VE3UU) suggested that we change the order of our meetings and have the speakers go first.
  • Doug (VE3XK) talked about the motion he wants to present at the next meeting to purchase a VNA and 3 antennas for club use.


  • Randy (VE3AX) mentioned that the January VHF contest is this coming weekend.
  • Wayne (VE3CZO) asked if anyone in the group had access to commercial software that could be used to model a filter he made.
  • Stuart (VE3SMF) showed a coaxial switch and different military antennas that could be used on amateur bands.
  • Harry (VE3HYS) asked for volunteers for the ski marathon.
  • Remi (VA3DRI) mentioned that EDI on Baseline has attenuators for a very good price.
  • Jeremy (VA3ZTF) mentioned that a new satellite AO-92 was launched.
  • Glenn (VE3XRA) mentioned the Canada-wide science fair that will be held in Ottawa in May and the need for volunteers.


The speaker tonight is Ron McFayden and the subject is “Amateur Radio Repeater Builds above 7000 Feet.”


The President observed that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 21:15.