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
Tyler Tidman VA3DGN Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Margaret Tidman VA3VXN Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Glenn MacDonell VE3XRA Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Graham Ide VE3BYT Member FN25ch Yes Yes
Andy Hart VE3NVK Member FN25bh Yes Yes
Peter Jago VA3PJ Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Ralph Cameron VE3BBM Visitor FN15 Yes  
Chris Bisaillion VE3CBK Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Luc Pernot VE3JGL Member FN25ek Yes Yes
Richard Ferch VE3KI Member FN25ce Yes Yes
Bob Harrington VE3YYG Member FN25bh Yes Yes
John Vandermey VA3RLC Member FN15xd Yes Yes
Marius Draghia VE3ETK Visitor   Yes  
David Frank VE3DMU Visitor FN25cg    
Stuart Ollerhead   Visitor      
John W. Lalonde   Visitor      


The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton Smith (VE3IRR), at 19:04 hours. 5 visitors were in attendance.

Secretary’s Report

Randy (VE3AX) introduced the minutes of the January meeting posted on the WCARC website. Randy moved that the minutes be approved as posted on the website. The motion was seconded by Bert (VE2ZAZ). The motion was carried.

Treasurer’s Report

We have 21 paid up members and $4665.24 in the bank. $3000 has been invested in a term deposit.

Vice President’s Report

The March speaker will be Rich (VE3KI) and the subject will be panoramic displays.

Director’s Report


President’s Report



The speaker tonight is Clayton (VE3IRR) and the subject is “What’s New in Software Defined Radio?”

Old Business


Reports / Project Updates


Bert (VE2ZAZ) gave an update on the 2m WSPR beacon. The rest of the beacons are all working fine.



Broadband Hamnet

Nothing new to report.

New Business

  • Clayton (VE3IRR) moved that we approve the $110 expense for the Corkery Community Centre for the June contest. The motion was seconded by Glenn (VE3XRA). The motion was carried.
  • Doug (VE3XK) presented the plan to have the club purchase a handheld VNA, handheld spectrum analyzer and new antennas for 222, 903, 1296 and 2304 MHz. A discussion followed with the members on what should be purchased, if it should all be at once and how the equipment could be lent out to the members.

Announcements / Show & Tell

  • Glenn (VE3XRA) mentioned the Canada-Wide Science Fair happening in May. Glenn talked about the experience operating in the Canadian Ski Marathon.
  • Tyler (VA3DGN) mentioned that there were Raspberry Pi activities at the Science Museum on March 3rd and 10th.
  • Chris (VE3CBK) mentioned that John (VE9EZ) was activating Canadian lighthouses.


The President observed that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 21:27.