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
Lawrence Dobranski VA3IQ Vice President FN25 Yes Yes
Wayne Getchell VE3CZO Director FN25dh Yes Yes
Clayton Smith VE3IRR Member EN82qb Yes Yes
Karen Bryden VA3IGO Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Peter Jago VA3PJ Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Ray Perrin VE3FN Treasurer FN25dk Yes Yes
Robert VE3RIR Visitor - No ?
Ron VE3IXR Visitor - No ?
Al Dee VA3DZZ Visitor - No ?
Mike VA3CXX Visitor - No ?
Clint K6LCS Visitor - No ?
Chris VE3EAY Visitor - No ?
David VA3DAC Visitor - No ?
Jim KB0UZT Visitor - No ?
John VE3FDK Visitor - No ?
Lenny VE3ISS Visitor - No ?
Norman Siemens - Visitor - No ?
Steve Matzura - Visitor - No ?


The meeting was opened by the President, Charles (VA3CPY) at 7:01 pm. There were twelve visitors attending the meeting.

Secretary’s Report

  • Clayton (VE3IRR) filled in for Bert (VE2ZAZ), who was absent. He posted a draft version of the July 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 Wayne (VE3CZO). The motion was carried.

Treasurer’s Report

  • The balance as of July 31st was $2,366.06. The main difference from the previous month is a $50 withdrawal, as one of the two VHF Contest expense-contribution cheques had been cashed. There is also $2,000 which is split up into two term deposits. One has a maturity date of August 21st, 2022. We will let it renew for another one year term. 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.
  • One person has asked to join the Club. We will give him a membership that extends through 2023.

Vice President’s Report

  • At the September meeting, we will have a presentation on Parks-On-The-Air given by the co-founder of POTA.
  • To be confirmed, at the October meeting, a presentation by the founder of Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation.
  • To be confirmed, at the November meeting, a St. Paul Island CY9C DXpedition report. The speaker will be announced later.

Director’s Report

  • We now have printed WCARC QSL cards. Samples are available to members.

President’s Report

  • Charles will issue a new Zoom meeting link for the next meeting. This will help in reducing the number of trolls trying to connect to our meeting.


Clint Bradford (K6LCS) - Working amateur radio satellites with a low power handy-talkie.

Show and tell

Charles (VA3CPY) showed an old Shure 444 desk microphone.

Old Business

  • VHF/UHF Beacon move:
    • We moved the Club beacons to the Carp location on August 2nd.
    • The 70cm antenna still needs to be adjusted, as the measured VSWR was 2:1. We got a 2m reception report from a ham in Peterborough.
    • Lee Boltwood found excess tellurometer material in the observatory after we had left. She has handed it to Charles (VA3CPY).

New Business

  • Charles will reserve a table at the upcoming OARC Carp hamfest. Ray (VE3FN) has offered to supervise the table during the hamfest. Charles will prepare a flyer sheet and a few pictures to advertise the Club.

Ask the Club

No questions were asked.


The President observed that there was no further business; the meeting was adjourned at 9:10 pm.