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
Clayton Smith VE3IRR Member EN82qb Yes Yes
Lawrence Dobranski VA3IQ Vice President FN25 Yes Yes
Ray Perrin VE3FN Treasurer FN25dk Yes Yes
Rich Ferch VE3KI Member FN25 Yes Yes
Randy Nordlund VE3AX Member FN25jg Yes Yes
John McGowan VA3JYK Member - Yes Yes
Peter Jago VA3PJ Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Graham Ide VE3BYT Visitor FN25ch No Yes


The meeting was opened by the President, Charles (VA3CPY) at 7:09 pm. There was one visitor attending the meeting.

Secretary’s Report

  • Bert (VE2ZAZ) posted a draft version of the May 2022 meeting minutes on the Club website prior to this meeting. Moved by him that the minutes be adopted as posted on the website. Seconded by Randy (VE3AX). The motion was carried.

Treasurer’s Report

  • The balance as of May 31st was $2,525.86. We had a deposit of $250 from an anonymous donor to cover the costs of our participation in the ARRL VHF Contest. There is also $2,000 which is split up into two term deposits. One has a maturity date of August 21st, 2022. The other one will mature on October 21st, 2022. We also have $15 in our “share accounts.”
  • There are 18 members as of today. There are also three life members.
  • As authorized by the Officers, the Treasurer will issue a $110 payment to himself to cover for the Kinburn Community Center rental fee, which he paid with his own money. He will also send a $50 cheque to both Lawrence (VA3IQ) and Randy (VE3AX) to compensate for gas expenditures incurred in the retrieval and return of the contest equipment.

Vice President’s Report

  • Lawrence is working on setting up some amateur radio satellite operation training, a 90 minute presentation, given by a ham operator affiliated with AMSAT. He will likely book the speaker for the September meeting.

Director’s Report

The Director was absent.

President’s Report

  • The Club had a successful 2022 VHF contest. The members can all be proud of that feat. Charles took several pictures of the event; these are available on his Facebook page. There will be a few articles written on the event, one by the web site and another one by Kinburn News. Our event will also be covered in a RAC TCA magazine article.

Show and tell


Old Business

  • VHF/UHF Beacons: Since we have received an authorization from the DARC officers to move the Club beacon to the Diefenbunker, we shall proceed with the move. We will plan a visit of the Diefenbunker site in July. John (VA3JYK) can be our liaison with the DARC, as he is a member of both Clubs.
  • VHF Contest. Clayton (VE3IRR) gave a report on the contest results and also provided a list of improvements. A few items came out as follow up actions in preparation for next year’s VHF contest.
    • The Club shall purchase a 432 MHz long boom antenna. The one we used was a loaner and will not be available next year.
    • It would be advisable to stock up on spare bolts and nuts to cover all of the antenna hardware we use.

New Business


Ask the Club

No questions were asked.


The President observed that there was no further business; the meeting was adjourned at 8:38 pm.