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
Clayton Smith VE3IRR President FN25ai Yes Yes
Bertrand Zauhar VE2ZAZ Member FN25bk Yes Yes
Robert Boyd VE3BE Treasurer FN25dj Yes Yes
Lawrence Dobranski VA3IQ Visitor FN25 Yes  
Peter Jago VA3PJ Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Richard Ferch VE3KI Member FN25ce 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
Randy Nordlund VE3AX Secretary FN25jg Yes Yes
Glenn MacDonell VE3XRA Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Remi De Cristofaro VA3DRI Member FN25bh Yes Yes
Harrie Jones VE3HYS Visitor FN25 Yes  
Chris Bisaillion VE3CBK Member FN25ai Yes Yes


The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton Smith (VE3IRR) at 19:03 hours. 2 visitors were in attendance.

Secretary’s Report

Randy (VE3AX) introduced the minutes of the May meeting as posted on the WCARC website. Moved by the Secretary that the minutes be adopted as posted. Seconded by Chris (VE3CBK). The motion was carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Robert (VE3BE) reported 25 paid up members for 2019 and a bank balance of $1817, less $500 in uncleared cheques.

Vice President’s Report

The Vice-President Jeremy (VA3ZTF) reported on the issue with booking of the March Rd Sobey’s. The store has been sold to its parent company, and as a result the meeting room will no longer be free of charge. We now have to look at other options. Suggestions can be sent by email to Jeremy.

The speaker for July will be Jeremy with a presentation on how to connect your radio to your computer for digital modes.

Director’s Report


President’s Report



Clayton (VE3IRR) presented a recap of the June VHF contest.

Old Business

Jeremy (VA3ZTF) gave an update on the Powerline Noise Finder (MFJ-852) and the Ultrasonic Receiver (MFJ-5008) that were approved for purchase at the previous meeting.

Reports / Project Updates


Doug (VE3XK) suspects a bad coax or connection on the 6m beacon. The mast will have to be taken down to confirm. Bert (VE2ZAZ) reported that the WSPR beacon is working fine.



Broadband Hamnet

Bert (VE2ZAZ) reported that we should be getting a new user on the network. Also some WRT access points might become available for hams to use.

New Business


Announcements / Show & Tell

  • Bert (VE2ZAZ) showed a multiband antenna he won at the Rochester Hamfest.
  • Glenn (VE3XRA) mentioned that RAC is looking for someone to help with scholarships.


The President observed that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 20:44.