The meeting was held at the the Fringewood Community Centre in Stittsville. The following people were present:

Name Call Sign Position MH Grid RAC WCARC
Doug Leach VE3XK Member FN25bf Yes Yes
Randy Nordlund VE3AX Secretary FN25jg Yes Yes
Peter Jago VA3PJ Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Georges-André Chaudron VE2VAB Member FN25dl Yes Yes
Clayton Smith VE3IRR President FN25ai Yes Yes
Robert Boyd VE3BE Treasurer FN25dj Yes Yes
John Vandermey VA3RLC Member FN15xd Yes Yes
Jeremy Jones VA3ZTF Vice President FN25ac Yes Yes
Luc Pernot VE3JGL Member FN25ek Yes Yes
Wayne Getchell VE3CZO Member FN25dh Yes Yes
Bertrand Zauhar VE2ZAZ Member FN25bk Yes Yes
Chris Rochefort VE2MW Member FN25ck Yes Yes
Mike Kassay VE3MKX Visitor FN14 Yes  


The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton (VE3IRR) at 19:09. One visitor was in attendance (VE3MKX).

Secretary’s Report

Randy (VE3AX) introduced the minutes of the November meeting as posted on the WCARC website. Moved by the Secretary that the minutes as adopted as posted on the website. Seconded by Peter (VA3PJ). The motion was carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Robert (VE3BE) reported 5 paid up members for 2020 and a bank balance of $1,535.73. There is also $2,000 which is split up into 2 term deposits which will be maturing in April & October 2020.

Vice President’s Report

Jeremy (VA3ZTF) mentioned that the January speaker is Steve Harrison, February is Richard Ferch and March is Clayton Smith. Other speakers later in the year could be Bryan Rawlings and Dave Conn.

Director’s Report


President’s Report



No speaker tonight.

Old Business

Jeremy (VA3ZTF) asked if there were any new updates for the Club’s not-for-profit registration number. Clayton mentioned that he didn’t have the time to register yet.

Reports / Project Updates


Doug (VE3XK) reported that the beacons are all functioning well. He asked if there were still issues with the 903 and 1296 MHz beacons. Clayton (VE3IRR) said he had heard them a month ago.



Broadband Hamnet

Bert (VE2ZAZ) announced that there were new stations on the Hull side.

New Business


Announcements / Show & Tell

  • Randy (VE3AX) mentioned that the VE2FUT beacon is now back on the air.
  • Mike (VE3MKX) showed a couple of 3D-printed ham accessories. He also mentioned the RAC Winter Contest.
  • Bert (VE2ZAZ) brought 2 items for sale.
  • Luc (VE3JGL) showed his new 432 MHz SSPA and Arduino projects.
  • Clayton (VE3IRR) showed a video of Randy’s computerized Christmas display.

Election of Club Officers

Clayton (VE3IRR) thanked the outgoing executive members (President, Secretary and Director). Elections for these three positions proceeded as follows:

  • President: There were no nominations so the subject will be brought up at the next meeting.
  • Secretary: Bert (VE2ZAZ) volunteered for the position, and was acclaimed as there were no further nominations.
  • Director: Wayne (VE3CZO) volunteered for the position, and was acclaimed as there were no further nominations.

2019 Annual Report

Clayton (VE3IRR) presented the 2019 Annual Report. He moved that the annual report be accepted as posted. The motion was seconded by Randy (VE3AX). The motion was carried.


The President observed that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 20:10. The members then took part in the annual Christmas social.