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 Member FN25bf Yes Yes
Chris Bisaillion VE3CBK Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Jeremy Jones VA3ZTF Director FN25ac Yes Yes
Clayton Smith VE3IRR President FN25ai Yes Yes
Bertrand Zauhar VE2ZAZ Member FN25bk Yes Yes
Luc Pernot VE3JGL Member FN25ek Yes Yes
Bob Harrington VE3YYG Member FN25bh Yes Yes
Andy Hart VE3NVK Member FN25bh Yes Yes
Wayne Getchell VE3CZO Member FN25dh Yes Yes
Robert Boyd VE3BE Treasurer FN25dj Yes Yes
Remi De Cristofaro VA3DRI Member FN25bh Yes Yes
Georges-André Chaudron VE2VAB Member FN25dl 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 Remi (VA3DRI). The motion was carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Robert (VE3BE) reported 13 paid up members and a bank balance of $108.47 plus the $3,058 term deposit.

Vice President’s Report


Director’s Report


President’s Report


Old Business

As the Vice-President position is currently vacant, Clayton (VE3IRR) asked if anyone present was interested in filling the position. Jeremy (VA3ZTF) showed his interest. As there were no other nominations, Jeremy was acclaimed.

As the position of Director became available with Jeremy taking the Vice-President position, Clayton (VE3IRR) asked for nominations. Andy (VE3NVK) showed his interest. As there were no other nominations, Andy was acclaimed.

Reports / Project Updates


Doug (VE3XK) noted that someone reported there might be an issue with the 6m beacon. All of the other beacons are working fine. Bert (VE2ZAZ) reported that the WSPR beacon is working fine.



Broadband Hamnet

Bert (VE2ZAZ) mentioned that there have been no recent updates. Clayton (VE3IRR) reported that the link between his node and the YMCA is back up.


Doug (VE3XK) gave a presentation on the use and care of the WCARC test equipment.

Announcements / Show & Tell

  • Jeremy (VA3ZTF) mentioned that his volunteer examiner status is up for renewal and was asking if the club would sponsor him.
  • Robert (VE3BE) asked if there would be an interest in members lending their own test equipment and making a list of available equipment.
  • Doug (VE3XK) commented that once the term deposit has reached maturity the club could invest in additional equipment such as a wire launcher, and interference detectors.
  • Wayne (VE3CZO) announced that WCARC, OARC and OVMRC are invited to upcoming sessions for assembly of his Powerpole distribution kits. He also wanted to know if the club members would be interested in doing a battery monitor project.
  • Georges-André (VE2VAB) talked about his plans for the Winter Field Day.
  • Bert (VE2ZAZ) showed the SDRplay RSP1A receiver.


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