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
Bertrand Zauhar VE2ZAZ Secretary FN25bk Yes Yes
Kieran VA3KS Member - Yes Yes
Rémi De Cristofaro VA3DRI Member FN25 Yes Yes
Ray Perrin VE3FN Treasurer FN25dk Yes Yes
Mike Kassay VE3MKX Vice-President FN14st Yes Yes
Peter Jago VA3PJ Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Clayton Smith VE3IRR Member FN25ai Yes Yes
Wayne Getchell VE3CZO Director FN25dh Yes Yes
Dave Bour VA3ZEV Visitor - No -
Peter VE3PXX Visitor - No -
Larry VE3LBI Visitor - No -
John Kassay VE3FDK Visitor - No -
Bill VE3FWM Visitor - No -
Dave VA3CP Visitor - No -
Brian VE3UU Visitor - No -
Ken VE3KCY Visitor - No -
Paul VA3PDC Visitor - No -
John F VE3FDZ Visitor - No -
Don VE3WPK Visitor - No -
Brian VE3UU Visitor - No -
Duncan K2OEQ Visitor - No -
John VA3JYK Visitor - No -
Harry Williams KF2TV Visitor - No -
William N2CT Visitor - No -
Tom VE3YTN Visitor - No -
Svend VE3SWN Visitor - No -
Lenny VE3ISS Visitor - No -
Ivan VA3NKA Visitor - No -
Brian McDonnell VA3CBG Visitor - No -
Raj VA3RZT Visitor - No -
Randy VA3XFE Visitor - No -
Ron WB2WGH Visitor - No -
Norm VE3CZI Visitor - No -
Fred VE3LAF Visitor - No -
Earl VE3ELY Visitor - No -
Brian VE3IBW Visitor - No -
Brandon VA3UEC Visitor - No -
Jean VA2KEI Visitor - No -
don VE3EIR Visitor - No -
Gary VE3JGK Visitor - No -
Gord VE3DRH Visitor - No -
Tony VE3KFL Visitor - No -
Alan Howard VE3VTT Visitor - No -
Randy VA3XFE Visitor - No -
Jim W1XR Visitor - No -
Michael VE3UET Visitor - No -
Doug VE3OUI Visitor - No -
Tom VE3THR Visitor - No -


The meeting was opened by the President, Charles (VA3CPY) at 7:14 pm. There were 40 visitors attending the meeting.

Secretary’s Report

Bert (VE2ZAZ) posted a draft version of the March 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.

Treasurer’s Report

  • The bank balance as of March 31st was $2,002.70. 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 24 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.
  • The signing Officers update process with the Alterna Bank is completed.

Vice President’s Report

  • The May meeting speaker will be Bob Heil, from Heil Sound.
  • Kit building is popular, and there are some great kits available at low cost. For example, Mike has ordered a 100W Auto-tuner kit for $34 from Ali Express.
  • Mike recommends listening to the various ARRL Podcasts.

Director’s Report

Nothing to report.

President’s Report

There are reports of the OARC VE2CRA repeater having been recently vandalized, and that it has been shut down since then.


Ivan (VA3NKA), Solar Photovoltaic - Ham Radio Applications.

Old Business

Charles will soon contact Brian (VE3UU) from the Diefenbunker Amateur Radio Club to follow up on the topic of moving our beacons and relocating our equipment storage.

Reports / Club Project Updates

  • Beacons: Charles (VA3CPY) reports that the 6m, 2m, 220 MHz and 70cm beacons are operational.
  • Karen (VA3IGO) passed her advanced ham licence. The members present congratulated her for the achievement.

New Business

2021 ARRL June VHF Contest - Club participation: The Club will once again have to skip this year’s June contest. We will consider participating in the September 2021 VHF contest.

Show and Tell / Announcements

Various ham-related items were shown to the attendees.


The President observed that there was no further business; the meeting was adjourned at 9:11 pm.