November Monthly Meeting

This month’s meeting will be held this Monday, November 20th, 2023 @ 7:30 PM, in person at the usual location:

Lakeside Heights Baptist Church
275 Braebrook Ave,
Pointe-Claire, QC, H9R 1W1

We look forward to seeing you all there!

The pre-meeting flea market will take place between 7:00 and 7:30 PM
Members are encouraged to bring items for the flea market. 


1) Presentation:  New Trends in DXPeditions, Tino VE2GCE
– A look technologies to address age old issues that plague DXpeditions
– Talk will focus on RIB (Radio-In-a-Box) to simplify DxPedition setups
– Also discussed will be solutions for callsign spoofing and DQRM

2) Scholarship Ceremony:
The first two Ken Fraser Memorial Scholarship scholarships for 2023
will be presented to Margareta, VA2MUM and Agnes, VA2MIU.

3) Christmas lunch:
Lunch will be taking place at 12:00 noon at Del Fresco’s
on Saturday December 9th 2023.

4) 2024 Elections
Interested parties in president, vice president, secretary or treasurer positions 
need to be members in good standing and have been nominated by a club member in good standing. Malcolm Harper (VE2DDZ) will be accepting nominations between Nov 1 and Dec 18, 2023
Elections will take place at the Dec 18th meeting.

5) Upcoming fleamarket:
– WIARC fleamarket is planned for February 2024.
– Stay tuned for details.

6) Late Ken Fraser estate sale (2nd one)

Notice of sale of test equipment, electronics, parts, cable etc. etc.
From the estate of Ken Fraser VE2KLF.
The sale is open everyone.

The items are in the basement of his home and are being sold as-is, where is.
None of the items have been tested. Club volunteers will be there to help sell items. Terms will be cash and carry and buyers will be responsible for promptly removing the purchased  items from the basement. Bring your shopping bags and/or boxes to facilitate removal of items

WHERE: 595 Beaurepaire Dr., Beaconsfield QC  H9W 3E4
WHEN:  Saturday 2nd December, 9:00am to 12:00am

7) WIARC scholarships 
$150 grants are available to potential hams studying for their basic license as well as hams studying for the advanced upgrades. If you know anyone potential candidates please have them send an email to .

8) Membership Renewals
We ask that you send us your payment of $30 before Dec 31st 2023.

The preferred method is by Interac e-transfer to

You can also mail a cheque to:

West Island Amateur Radio Club
263 Kirkland Blvd.
Kirkland, QC  H9J 1P3

Or you can pay by cash at the next meeting.

October Meeting Presentation

This month’s meeting was held this Monday, October 16th, 2023

Presentation available for download: Maximizing Performance from Simple Antennas, Tino VE2GCE


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