The meeting was held at the the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library. The following people were present:

Name Call Sign Position MH Grid RAC WCARC
Doug Leach VE3XK Member FN25bf 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
Remi De Cristofaro VA3DRI Member FN25bh Yes Yes
Darren Hodder VE3HOD Visitor      


The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton Smith (VE3IRR) at 18:05. 2 visitors were in attendance.

Secretary’s Report

Clayton (VE3IRR) mentioned that the minutes were not received in time to post to the website so they will be reviewed at the next meeting.

Treasurer’s Report

Robert (VE3BE) reported 27 paid up members for 2019 and a bank balance of $966.51. There is also $2000 which is split up into two term deposits which will be maturing in 2020.

Vice President’s Report

Jeremy (VA3ZTF) reported that he contacted multiple meeting spaces and is still waiting for information on what is available.

Director’s Report


President’s Report

Clayton (VE3IRR) mentioned that a piece of equipment was missing after the June contest and asked if any of the members had seen it. He also mentioned that the executive has been discussing about the unforeseen events that are costing the club more money than what the dues are covering. A preliminary budget will be presented to the members for 2020.


Jeremy (VA3ZTF) presented “Interconnecting Radios and Computers for Digital Modes.”

Old Business


Reports / Project Updates



Broadband Hamnet

Clayton (VE3IRR) mentioned that the project to put a node at Camp Fortune is still ongoing.


Doug (VE3XK) gave a presentation on a project he is proposing to replace the beacon antennas after having issues with the 6m antenna. The members followed with a discussion on what should be done. Clayton (VE3IRR) made a proposal that the antennas be replaced. It will be voted at the next meeting.

New Business


Announcements / Show & Tell

  • Bert (VE2ZAZ) asked if there was any new information about the France proposal to use part of the 2m band. Rich (VE3KI) reported that there are no new updates.


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