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
Chris Bisaillion VE3CBK Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Randy Nordlund VE3AX Secretary FN25jg Yes Yes
Robert Boyd VE3BE Treasurer FN25dj Yes Yes
Bertrand Zauhar VE2ZAZ Member FN25bk Yes Yes
Glenn MacDonell VE3XRA Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Nick Shepherd VE3OWV Member FN15vk Yes Yes
Don Young VE3KDF Member FN25 Yes Yes
Dan McIntosh VE3YXE Visitor FN25bh Yes  
Wayne Getchell VE3CZO Member FN25dh Yes Yes
John Vandermey VA3RLC Member FN15xd Yes Yes
Bryan Campbell VE3ZRK Visitor FN25 Yes  
Jacques Bissinger VA3JBI Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Clare Fowler VE3NPC Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Remi De Cristofaro VA3DRI Member FN25bh Yes Yes
Graham Ide VE3BYT Member FN25ch Yes Yes
Andy Hart VE3NVK Member FN25bh Yes Yes


The meeting was opened by the Treasurer, Robert Boyd (VE3BE) at 19:10 hours as the Vice-President was delayed. 2 visitors were in attendance.

Treasurer’s Report

Robert (VE3BE) reported 33 paid up members and a bank balance of $232.37 plus the $3,000 term deposit.

Vice President’s Report


Director’s Report


President’s Report


Old Business


Reports / Project Updates


Bert (VE2ZAZ) reported that the 3W module for the 2m WSPR beacon has been ordered. He asked that the members listen for it at 144.490460 MHz.



Broadband Hamnet

Bert (VE2ZAZ) reported that the link between Clayton and the YMCA is down. For the Camp Fortune site some work needs to be done to attach the antennas on the fence. No ETA has been given.

Secretary’s Report

Randy (VE3AX) introduced the minutes of the August meeting as presented to the members. Moved by the Secretary that the minutes be approved. Seconded by Robert (VE3BE) The motion was carried.

Announcements / Show & Tell – Part 1

  • Glenn (VE3XRA) reported on the 10 GHz contest activities. He also gave the members a reminder that the 2m SSB net is held Tuesday nights at 9:00 pm.
  • Remi (VA3DRI) mentioned that he had some 74LS integrated circuits to give away.


Tonight’s speaker is Bert Zauhar (VE2ZAZ) and the subject is “A compilation of items for newcomers in electronics.”

Announcements / Show & Tell – Part 2

  • Doug (VE3XK) Gave a status on test instruments. He also reported that Clayton is implementing changes to the website. He also mentioned the OARC Radio In the park – Saturday at the Walter Baker park. He also talked about the open, short and 50 Ohm loads he is working on.
  • Bert (VE2ZAZ) mentioned the Longueil hamfest and NEAR-Fest.


The Vice-President observed that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 21:11.