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
Doug Leach VE3XK Vice President FN25bf Yes Yes
Jeremy Jones VA3ZTF Director FN25ac Yes Yes
Randy Nordlund VE3AX Secretary FN25jg Yes Yes
Robert Boyd VE3BE Treasurer FN25dj Yes Yes
Bertrand Zauhar VE2ZAZ Member FN25bk Yes Yes
Ray Perrin VE3FN Member FN25dk Yes Yes
Marius Draghia VE3ETK Member FN15 Yes Yes
Don Young VE3KDF Member FN25 Yes Yes
Roger Egan VA3EGY Visitor FN14pj Yes  
Peter Jago VA3PJ Member FN25ag Yes Yes
John Vandermey VA3RLC Member FN15xd Yes Yes
Brian Jeffrey VE3UU Member FN15wi Yes Yes
Nick Shepherd VE3OWV Member FN15vk Yes Yes
Luc Pernot VE3JGL Member FN25ek Yes Yes
Glenn MacDonell VE3XRA Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Chris Bisaillion VE3CBK Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Clare Fowler VE3NPC Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Bryan Rawlings VE3QN Visitor FN25ek Yes  
Natalie Rawlings   Visitor      
Isabella Escobar   Visitor      


The meeting was opened by the Vice President, Doug Leach (VE3XK), at 19:00 hours. 4 visitors were in attendance.

Secretary’s Report

Randy (VE3AX) introduced the minutes of the June meeting as posted on the WCARC website. Moved by the Secretary that the minutes be approved. Seconded by Glen (VE3XRA). The motion was carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Robert (VE3BE) reported that we have 30 paid up members and the bank balance is $51.30. We also have $3000 in a term deposit.

Vice President’s Report


Director’s Report



Tonight’s speaker is Bryan Rawlings (VE3QN) and the subject is “A Wire to the New World.”

Old Business

Doug (VE3XK) reported that the VNA which had been damaged during shipping is now repaired. He also reported that his KPA500 is repaired and the cost was $99 US plus $38 shipping. The club has reimbursed the repair cost as voted at the June meeting. The amplifier will not be used in next year’s contest as Ray (VE3FN) will be lending his 800W amp.

Reports / Project Updates


Doug reported that the 6m and 70cm beacons are back in operation. The output is a bit lower on both beacons. Ray (VE3FN) mentioned that he is not hearing the 1296 MHz beacon.



Broadband Hamnet

Bert (VE2ZAZ) reported that the antennas will be mounted higher up the tower at the Camp Fortune transmitter site. Glenn (VE3XRA) reported discussions he had about linking BBHN using the internet.

New Business

Doug (VE3XK) mentioned that the club should look at getting a table for the OARC flea market.

Announcements / Show & Tell

  • Bert (VE2ZAZ) reported that the WSPR beacon is still low power.
  • Roger (VA3EGY) mentioned that he met a ham from Carleton University who is building a Cubesat.
  • Glenn (VE3XRA) talked about the RAC booth at the Canada-Wide Science Fair. He also talked about a super contest station that he saw during the AGM in Alberta.
  • Ray (VE3FN) asked the members for volunteers to help him during the upcoming 10GHz contest on August 18 & 19.


The Vice President observed that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 20:42.