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|
|Jeremy Jones||VA3ZTF||Vice President||FN25ac||Yes||Yes|
|Remi De Cristofaro||VA3DRI||Member||FN25bh||Yes||Yes|
The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton Smith (VE3IRR) at 19:03 hours. 2 visitors were in attendance.
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.
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.
Clayton (VE3IRR) presented a recap of the June VHF contest.
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.
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.
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.