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
Clayton Smith VE3IRR President FN25ai Yes Yes
Remi De Cristofaro VA3DRI Member FN25bh Yes Yes
Peter Jago VA3PJ Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Robert Boyd VE3BE Treasurer FN25dj Yes Yes
Georges-André Chaudron VE2VAB Member FN25dl Yes Yes
Jeremy Jones VA3ZTF Director FN25ac Yes Yes
Don Young VE3KDF Member FN25bg Yes Yes
Luc Pernot VE3JGL Member FN25ek Yes Yes
Bertrand Zauhar VE2ZAZ Member FN25bk Yes Yes
Chris Bisaillion VE3CBK Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Nick Shepherd VE3OWV Member FN15vk Yes Yes
Marius Draghia VE3ETK Member FN15 Yes Yes
Dave Conn VE3KL Member FN25bh Yes Yes


The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton Smith (VE3IRR) at 19:00 hours.

Secretary’s Report

Clayton (VE3IRR) introduced the minutes of the October meeting as posted on the WCARC website. Moved by the President that the minutes be approved, seconded by Doug (VE3XK). The motion was carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Robert (VE3BE) reported 33 paid up members and a bank balance of $257.41 plus the $3,000 term deposit.

Vice President’s Report

The beacons are up and running. All of the information for the test equipment is posted on the website. In January, Doug will give a talk on the club’s new test equipment.

Director’s Report


President’s Report



Tonight’s speaker is Dave Conn (VE3KL) and the subject is “Helping Blind Hams with Modern Transceivers and Radio Systems.”

Old Business


Reports / Project Updates


Doug (VE3XK) reported that all of the beacons are operational. Bert (VE2ZAZ) showed pictures and explained the updates done on the 2m WSPR beacon. The frequency is 144.490460 MHz.



Broadband Hamnet

Bert (VE2ZAZ) reported that the link between Clayton and the YMCA is still down.

Announcements / Show & Tell

  • Bert (VA2ZAZ) mentioned that NIST is proposing to take WWV off the air.
  • Clayton (VE3IRR) talked about the BSides security conference and the SDR challenges he set up.


The President observed that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 20:50.