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
Brian Jeffrey VE3UU Member FN15 Yes Yes
Bertrand Zauhar VE2ZAZ Secretary FN25bk Yes Yes
Rémi De Cristofaro VA3DRI Member FN25 Yes Yes
Luc Pernot VE3JGL Member FN25ek Yes Yes
Peter Jago VA3PJ Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Mike Kassay VE3MKX Vice-President FN14st Yes Yes
Rich Ferch VE3KI Member FN25 Yes Yes
Graham Ide VE3BYT Member FN25ch Yes Yes
Wayne Getchell VE3CZO Director FN25dh Yes Yes
Glenn MacDonell VE3XRA Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Ray Perrin VE3FN Treasurer FN25dk Yes Yes
Mike Kennedy VA3TEC Member FN25 Yes No
Clayton Smith VE3IRR Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Kieran VA3KS Member   Yes Yes
Lawrence Dobranski VA3IQ Member FN25 Yes Yes
Howard VE3HBH Guest   No  
John VE3FDK Guest   No  
Fred VE3LAF Guest   No  
Gary VE3TGH Guest   No  
Larry VE3LBI Guest   No  
Don VE3EIR Guest   No  
Leo VE3ZLG Guest   No  
John McGowan VA3JYK Guest   No  
John Allan VE3TTP Guest   No  
Tom VE3THR Guest   No  
Gary VE3JGK Guest   No  
Don VE3WPK Guest   No  
Tom VE3CEU Guest   No  
John VA3JYK Guest   No  
Fred VE3LAF Guest   No  
Brian VE3XNS Guest   No  
Richard M.   Guest   No  


The meeting was opened by the President, Charles (VA3CPY) at 7:00 pm. There were 17 visitors attending the meeting.

Secretary’s Report

  • Bert (VE2ZAZ) posted a draft version of the January 2021 meeting minutes on the website prior to this meeting. Moved by him that the minutes be adopted as posted on the website. Seconded by Karen (VA3IGO). The motion was carried.
  • Bert has received the 2021 RAC insurance policy. All charges were paid to RAC.

Treasurer’s Report

  • The current bank balance is $1,653.89. 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.
  • There are 12 members as of today. There are also three life members. Individuals can send cheque by mail to Ray (VE3FN) to his home address. Interac payment can also be made to Ray’s email (either or Receipts will be sent back by email.

Vice President’s Report

Mike (VE3MKX) thanked Bert (VE2ZAZ) for stepping in within a month’s notice with his presentation. He noted that there were a lot of guests in attendance, and thanked them for joining in. He also reminded that any ham related presentation is welcome. Those who wish to make a presentation should contact him to make arrangements for the upcoming meetings.

Director’s Report

Nothing to report.

President’s Report

  • Charles invited several people from the “3640” HF radio net to attend the meeting. The idea is to reach out as many hams as possible under the current lock-down. He also described what WCARC is.
  • The Almonte Club will also have Zoom meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. All are welcome to attend.


Bert (VE2ZAZ) - Spectrum Analyzers And Network Analyzers - The Whats, Whys and Hows…

Old Business


Reports / Club Project Updates


No report.

New Business

No new business.

Show and Tell/ Announcements

  • Mike MKX showed a Victrola needle tin case. He also showed a newly assembled Mini-QCX kit, which sells for 55 USD.
  • Mike MKX sent an email with links to the 2021 Hamcation presentations. Some of them are really interesting.
  • Peter (VE3PJ) showed his Signal Hound spectrum analyzer.


The President observed that there was no further business; the meeting was adjourned at 9:06 pm.