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

Name Call Sign Position MH Grid WCARC RAC
Charles MacDonald VA3CPY President FN25ag Yes Yes
Karen Bryden VA3IGO Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Mike Kassay VE3MKX Vice-President FN14st Yes Yes
Lawrence Dobranski VA3IQ Member FN25 Yes Yes
Peter Jago VA3PJ Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Wayne Getchell VE3CZO Director FN25dh Yes Yes
Rémi De Cristofaro VA3DRI Member FN25 Yes Yes
Raj Thukral VA3RZT Member FN25 Yes Yes
Ray Perrin VE3FN Treasurer FN25dk Yes Yes
Jeremy Jones VA3ZTF Member FN25ac Yes Yes
Glenn MacDonell VE3XRA Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Randy Nordlund VE3AX Member FN25jg Yes Yes
Mike Kennedy VA3TEC Member FN25 Yes  
Robert Boyd VE3BE Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Clayton Smith VE3IRR Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Luc Pernot VE3JGL Member FN25ek Yes Yes
Brian Jeffrey VE3UU Member FN15 Yes Yes


The meeting was opened by the President, Charles (VA3CPY) at 7:00 pm. There were no visitors attending the meeting.

Secretary’s Report

The Secretary was absent. As the Club webmaster, Clayton (VE3IRR) posted the October meeting minutes to the website. In the absence of the Secretary, Clayton put forward a motion to adopt the minutes as posted. It was seconded. The motion was carried.

Treasurer’s Report

  • Ray reported that one member deposited his 2021 dues directly to the bank account. Moreover, several members have sent their cheque by mail. These will be processed as soon as the transfer of authority is done at the bank. The current bank balance is $1653.82. There is also $2,000 which is split up into two term deposits. One has a maturity date of June 21st, 2021. The other one will mature on October 21st, 2021.
  • Glenn (VE3XRA) has offered his help in setting up e-transfers at Alterna Bank.

Vice President’s Report

Nothing to report

Director’s Report

Nothing to report

President’s Report

Nothing to report


Mike (VE3MKX) - The Test Equipment in your shack.

Old Business


New Business

Randy (VE3AX): Someone contacted him before Christmas and wanted to donate items to the club: A Kenwood TS-440, an SG Smart tuner and an Astron power supply. Charles (VA3CPY) replied that the Club is interested in taking possession of that equipment. We could always sell it back later if not used.

Reports / Club Project Updates


No report.

Mesh Network

No report.

Show and Tell/ Announcements

  • Various news items were briefly discussed, some regarding the US FCC vs. the amateur radio service.
  • There was an open discussion on working on the 23cm and 1.25m bands.


The President observed that there was no further business; the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 pm.