The meeting was held in the employees locker room on the 2nd floor of Sobey's in Kanata.

The following members were present:

NameCall SignPositionMH GridRACWCARC
Al PenneyVO1NO/VE3PresidentFN24cwYesYes
Doug LeachVE3XKVice PresidentFN15wgYesYes
Ken AsmusVA3KATreasurerFN15wgYesYes
Barney BakerVA3BGBSecretaryFN25aiYesYes
Graham IdeVE3BYTFN25chYesYes
Rick BandlaVE3CVGFN25hmYesYes
John ChristensenVE3IAOFN15YesYes
Valentin DorogaVA3WOFN25ciYesYes
Andy HartVE3NVKFN25bhYesYes
Dean DenterVA3CDDFN15wlYesYes
Tom ZinckVA3NFAFN25bhYesYes
Harold HamiltonVA3UNKFN25YesYes
David ConnVE3KLFN25YesYes
Bill BrownW4TAA/VE3FN15veYes
Bertrand ZauharVE2ZAZGuest SpeakerFN25?Yes
Glenn MacDonellVE3XRAGuestFN25Yes

Al, VO1NO/VE3 called the meeting to order at 19:20 hrs and requested guests, and then all members to introduce themselves.


Doug, VE3XK, Vice President had no report.

Ken, VA3KA, Treasurer, no report.

Barney, VA3BGB, Secretary, moved that the minutes of the 10 September meeting be accepted as published. Graham VE3BYT seconded the motion and the motion was passed.

Old Business

Beacon Report

Doug, VE3XK reported that Sean Huntley VE3HXP had informed him that he had discovered that the modification of the available radio for use as a 2m beacon was not technically possible. Doug mentioned that all other hardware has been prepared for installation and is concerned that winter conditions would soon interfere with the installation still requiring a 2m beacon. Much discussion ensued with six members offering to provide donations toward the purchase of the necessary hamtronics components with Al VO1NO/VE3 offering to cover any remaining costs.

Balloon Project

Graham, VE3BYT reported that very few people have become involved. The group has acquired an ATV transmitter with much remaining to be done prior to launch which is planned for mid November.


Rick, VE3CVG - no report


Rick VE3CVG is continuing his efforts toward the transfer of the clubs website domain name. Rick is working with Manfred to accomplish this transfer. The constitution is now available on the website.


Al VO1NO/VE3 informed the meeting of several contests in the recent past and imminent future. Specific arrangements were made between those attending Nearfest near Manchester New Hampshire.

New Business

No new business


Al, VO1NO/VE3 introduced Bertrand Zauhar VE2ZAZ who conducted his presentation on EME, Earth Moon Earth operations. Al VO1NO/VE3 made note of his appreciation of Berts sound effects. Bert will provide his presentation to Rick VE3CVG for placement onto the club website. Al, VO1NO/VE3 thanked Bert for a very informative and interesting presentation, including the EME sound effects.


Dean, VA3CDD moved that the meeting be adjourned, passed at 22:10hrs.

Barney Baker - VA3BGB