The meeting was held in the upstairs Kanata meeting room in Sobey's at the SW corner of Hazeldean and Terry Fox in Kanata.

The following people were present:

NameCall SignPositionMH GridRACWCARC
Randy NordlundVE3AXMemberFN25agYesYes
Dean DenterVA3CDDMemberFN25dkYesYes
Duane AveryVA3ODDVisitorFN25
Bertrand ZauharVE2ZAZMemberFN25wlYesYes
Graham IdeVE3BYTMemberFN25chYesYes
Graham CollinsVE3GTCVisitorFN25ig
Wayne GetchellVE3CZOMemberFN25YesYes
Clayton SmithVE3IRRPresidentFN25aiYesYes
Richard FerchVE3KIMemberFN25ceYesYes
Clare FowlerVE3NPCMemberFN25djYesYes
Andy HartVE3NVKMemberFN25bhYesYes
Paul BoltwoodVE3PLEMemberFN25bgYesYes
Doug LeachVE3XKVice PresidentFN25bfYesYes
Glenn MacDonellVE3XRASecretaryFN25djYesYes

The meeting was opened by the President, Clayton Smith (VE3IRR), at 19:30 hours. He welcomed two visitors: Duane Avery (VA3ODD) and Graham Collins (VE3GTC).

Secretary's Report:
The Secretary, Glenn MacDonell (VE3XRA), introduced the minutes of the September meeting.
Moved by the Secretary that the minutes be approved ; seconded by Doug Leach (VE3XK).

Treasurer's Report:
The Treasurer, Andy Hart (VE3NVK) reported that the current bank balance was $483 and as of the August meeting the club had 22 paid up members.

Vice President's Report
The Vice President, Doug Leach (VE3XK) reported that the club had earned $180 from sales of surplus hardline at the Ottawa Hamfest. He also reported that speakers for the next six months have been arranged. At the November meeting Dave Conn (VE3KL) will outline challenges of designing antennas for events like Field Day. The December meeting will include the club's Annual General Meeting (including elections of President, Secretary and Director for two year terms) and a Christmas party.

President's Report:

Old Business:

New Business:

Reports / Project Updates

Doug Leach that the beacons continued to operate well despite a short interruption when a reset was required after a surge. A surge suppressor has been installed.


Broadband Hamnet
Clayton Smith reported that the topology has not changed in the last month. Have been doing some more experiments along various paths to locations in Kanata.

Possible Future Projects
Graham Collins passed around a QRP Labs Ultimate3S QRSS/WSPR kit, a possible future project being considered by club members. More information on the kit can be found at

Rich Ferch delivered a presentation on the DXLab Suite. His presentation has been posted on the club website.

The President stated that there being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 21:38 hours.