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 Rochefort VE2MW Member FN25ck Yes Yes
Andy Hart VE3NVK Director FN25bh Yes Yes
Clayton Smith VE3IRR President FN25ai Yes Yes
Bertrand Zauhar VE2ZAZ Member FN25bk Yes Yes
Robert Boyd VE3BE Treasurer FN25dj Yes Yes
Clare Fowler VE3NPC Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Randy Nordlund VE3AX Secretary FN25jg Yes Yes
Nick Shepherd VE3OWV Member FN15vk Yes Yes
John Vandermey VA3RLC Member FN15xd Yes Yes
Nigel Ward   Visitor      
Richard Ferch VE3KI Member FN25ce Yes Yes
Glenn MacDonell VE3XRA Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Jeremy Jones VA3ZTF Vice President FN25ac Yes Yes
Georges-André Chaudron VE2VAB Member FN25dl Yes Yes
Wayne Getchell VE3CZO Member FN25dh Yes Yes
Luc Pernot VE3JGL Member FN25ek Yes Yes
Ron Schwartz VE3VN Visitor      


The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton Smith (VE3IRR) at 19:03 hours. Two visitors were in attendance.

Secretary’s Report

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

Treasurer’s Report

Robert (VE3BE) reported 23 paid up members and a bank balance of $276.95 plus the $3,058 term deposit. The term deposit expires April 21 and will be split up.

Vice President’s Report

The Vice-President Jeremy (VA3ZTF) mentioned a trip to the arctic to try to operate a ham radio station there. He also asked that a list of all of the borrowed equipment be made for the June contest.

Director’s Report


President’s Report

Clayton (VE3IRR) has started the preparations for the June contest. The community centre has been reserved. He inquired on who will be available to operate and help with setup and tear-down.


Ron Schwartz (VE3VN) gave a presentation on Chasing 6M DXCC using FT8.

Old Business


Reports / Project Updates


Doug (VE3XK) reported that he is ready to test the 6m beacon which doesn’t seem to have much output. Bert (VE2ZAZ) reported that the 2m WSPR beacon is working fine.



Broadband Hamnet

No new updates.

New Business

Doug (VE3XK) showed 2 low pass filters for 6m & 2m that he made to make sure there were no issues operating those 2 bands in close proximity to each other during the June contest. He asked if the club was willing to pick up the cost of both filters. The total cost is $197.

After a lengthy discussion the executive deferred to the membership for a vote on the matter. Bert (VE2ZAZ) presented a motion that the club pay the cost of the filters. The motion was seconded by Nick (VE3OWV). The motion was carried.


The President observed that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 21:25.