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
Robert Boyd VE3BE Treasurer FN25dj Yes Yes
Clayton Smith VE3IRR President FN25ai Yes Yes
Jeremy Jones VA3ZTF Vice President FN25ac Yes Yes
Ray Perrin VE3FN Member FN25dk Yes Yes
Peter Jago VA3PJ Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Marius Draghia VE3ETK Member FN15 Yes Yes
Bertrand Zauhar VE2ZAZ Member FN25bk Yes Yes
Richard Ferch VE3KI Member FN25ce Yes Yes
Doug Leach VE3XK Member FN25bf Yes Yes
Chris Rochefort VE2MW Member FN25ck Yes Yes
Luc Pernot VE3JGL Member FN25ek Yes Yes
Georges-André Chaudron VE2VAB Member FN25dl Yes Yes
Wayne Getchell VE3CZO Member FN25dh Yes Yes


The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton Smith (VE3IRR) at 19:00 hours. No visitors were in attendance.

Secretary’s Report

As Randy (VE3AX) was away, Clayton (VE3IRR) introduced the minutes of the April meeting as posted on the WCARC website. Moved by the President that the minutes be adopted as posted. Seconded by Chris (VE2MW). The motion was carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Robert (VE3BE) reported 24 paid up members for 2019 and a bank balance of $276.95. $1,000 was deposited in the general account. $2,000 was split up into 2 term deposits maturing in April & October 2020.

Vice President’s Report

The Vice-President, Jeremy (VA3ZTF) mentioned that the speaker for June will be Clayton with a summary of the June VHF contest. July should be Chris Bisaillion and QRP operations.

Director’s Report


President’s Report


Old Business

Jeremy (VA3ZTF) gave an update on the pricing for the Powerline Noise Finder (MFJ-852) and the Ultrasonic Receiver (MFJ-5008). It was voted that Wayne look at purchasing the items at Dayton. A maximum price of $550 was authorized for the purchase. A motion was passed to purchase the items. Robert (VE3BE) seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Reports / Project Updates


Doug (VE3XK) confirmed that the 6m beacon is operational. Bert (VE2ZAZ) reported that the WSPR beacon is working fine.



Broadband Hamnet

Clayton reported that Rick is trying to get a link up between the YMCA and Kemptville. Plans have been presented at the OARC meeting on the equipment setup for Camp Fortune.

New Business


Announcements / Show & Tell

  • Wayne (VE3CZO) mentioned that at the Smiths Falls flea market he was approached by VE3LTI (SK)’s wife (Verna) to sell his station. $600 was given as a donation to the club for Wayne’s efforts. He asked that a thank-you letter be sent to her.
  • Bert (VE2ZAZ) showed a synthesizer he designed that generates from 4 kHz to 200 MHz. He is looking at doing an open source project with it.
  • Georges-André (VE2VAB) showed a 160m magnetic loop.
  • Wayne (VE3CZO) showed photos of a small museum called “Secrets of Radar Museum” he visited near London, Ontario.
  • Jeremy (VA3ZTF) talked about a project he is working on. It’s a Satellite simulator using SDR.
  • Wayne (VE3CZO) gave an update on the VHF Superconference held in Sterling, VA.


Clayton (VE3IRR) gave a presentation on the final preparations for the June VHF contest.


The President observed that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at approximately 21:15.