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
Clayton Smith VE3IRR President FN25ai Yes Yes
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
Alan Goodacre VE3HX Visitor FN25 Yes  
Marius Draghia VE3ETK Member FN15 Yes Yes
Don Young VE3KDF Member FN25 Yes Yes
Harry Splett VE3HHS Visitor FN14pj Yes  
Elizabeth King KN4IAB/VE3 Member FN25   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
Remi De Cristofaro VA3DRI Member FN25bh Yes Yes
Graham Ide VE3BYT Member FN25ch Yes Yes
Andy Hart VE3NVK Member FN25bh Yes Yes
Thane Brown VA3TTM Visitor FN25bi    


The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton Smith (VE3IRR) at 19:00 hours. 3 visitors were in attendance.

Secretary’s Report

Randy (VE3AX) introduced the minutes of the July meeting as posted on the WCARC website. A small change was requested by Doug (VE3XK) to include the $3,000 GIC in the Treasurer’s report. Moved by the Secretary that the minutes be approved as modified. Seconded by Bert (VE2ZAZ). The motion was carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Robert (VE3BE) reported 30 paid up members, and the bank balance is $51.30 plus the $3,000 term deposit.

Vice President’s Report


Director’s Report


President’s Report

Some missing presentations were added to the club’s web site. Andy asked if a list of equipment can be posted to the website. Clayton will add them. The site now has an updated club logo. The URL has been changed to The original URL is still active.


Tonight’s speaker is Alan Goodacre (VE3HX) and the subject is “Long-Delayed Echoes.”

Old Business


Reports / Project Updates


Doug (VE3XK) reported that all of the beacons are working including 903 & 1296 MHz. Bert (VE2ZAZ) reported that the 2m WSPR beacon is still operating.



Broadband Hamnet

Bert (VE2ZAZ) reported that non-hams were inquiring about BBHN.

New Business

Doug (VE3XK) mentioned that the table has been reserved for the Carp Hamfest on Sept. 8th.

Announcements / Show & Tell

  • Bert (VE2ZAZ) reported on the Saturday activities during the 10 GHz contest weekend.
  • Don (VE3KDF) reported on the Foymount 10 GHz activities on Sunday.
  • Jeremy (VA3ZTF) was in Yukon mountain-topping and Tuesday will be doing an exam session at the Diefenbunker.
  • Thane (VA3TTM) is looking for another club interested in helping with giving courses.
  • Andy (VE3NVK) just received his LimeSDR Mini and will experiment with it.


The President observed that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 20:45.