The meeting was held over the internet via a GoToMeeting video conference. The following people were present:

Name Call Sign Position MH Grid WCARC RAC
Brian Jeffrey VE3UU Member FN15 Yes Yes
Karen Bryden VA3IGO Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Charles MacDonald VA3CPY President FN25ag Yes Yes
Bertrand Zauhar VE2ZAZ Secretary FN25bk Yes Yes
Jeremy Jones VA3ZTF Vice President FN25ac Yes Yes
Rich Ferch VE3KI Member FN25 Yes Yes
Lawrence Dobranski VA3IQ Member FN25 Yes Yes
Ray Perrin VE3FN Member FN25dk Yes Yes
Robert Boyd VE3BE Treasurer FN25dj Yes Yes
Glenn MacDonell VE3XRA Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Chris Rochefort VE2MW Member FN25ck Yes Yes
Mike Kassay VE3MKX Member FN14st Yes Yes
Rémi De Cristofaro VA3DRI Member FN25 Yes Yes
Clare Fowler VE3NPC Member FN25 Yes Yes
Wayne Getchell VE3CZO Director FN25dh Yes Yes
Luc Pernot VE3JGL Member FN25ek Yes Yes
Peter Jago VA3PJ Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Randy Nordlund VE3AX Member FN25jg Yes Yes
John Vandermey VA3RLC Member FN15xd Yes Yes


The meeting was opened by the President, Charles (VA3CPY) at 19:14. No visitors were in attendance.

Secretary’s Report

Bert (VE2ZAZ) posted a draft version of the June 2020 meeting minutes on the website prior to this meeting. Moved by him that the minutes be adopted as posted on the website. Seconded by Jeremy (VA3ZTF). The motion was carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Robert (VE3BE) reported 24 paid up members for 2020 and a bank balance of $1534.00. There is also $2,000 which is split up into 2 term deposits. One will mature on October 20th. The other one has a maturity date of June 21st, 2021.

Vice President’s Report

  • Jeremy (VA3ZTF) thanked Charles (VA3CPY) for stepping forward to fill in the President’s position.
  • Jeremy mentioned that the Club is trying out GoToMeeting, a video meeting service offered free to us by someone who would like to remain anonymous. Jeremy noticed that there are a few hiccups to solve. He suggested that we schedule test sessions prior to next meeting to “iron out the wrinkles.”

Director’s Report

Nothing to report.

President’s Report

This is the first meeting as President for Charles (VA3CPY). He is still learning about the position. Charles can be reached via email by anyone who would like to make suggestions or has questions related to the Club.


Ray Perrin (VE3FN): Introduction to VHF/UHF Weak-Signal Activity

Old Business

  • September VHF Contest:
    • From Jeremy (VA3ZTF): Tentative September VHF Contest 12-14 September. Clayton (VE3IRR) will not be available to help with the contest this year. He can transfer the information to anyone who would like to take over. Jeremy would like to know if there is interest in participating in the contest, or as an alternative, have a rover setup by the Club members. As nobody volunteered to lead the organization during the meeting, Charles will send an email on the WCC list asking one last time for a volunteer to take ownership of contest organization. Item open.
    • Check with Ray Burrell for his availability in the event that the Club participates in the ARRL September VHF contest. Item open.

Reports / Project Updates


From Jeremy (VA3ZTF): The 6m, 2m, 1.25m and 70cm beacons are all off the air. The problem on the UHF transmitter appears to have been located: it was a connector issue. Replacement connectors have been ordered. The plan is to have the beacons re-located at the Deifenbunker, once the new tower is erected. The tower base is poured. Tower should be up by mid-August.

Broadband Hamnet

Nothing to report.

New Business


Announcements / Show & Tell

Mike (VE3MKX) is holding a free virtual CW learning Course (into its second week). It is challenging to demonstrate proper ergonomics for best CW in a video, but the participants are coming along.


The President observed that there being no further business; the meeting was adjourned at 20:33.