CANADIAN EPICS IN RADIOCOMMUNICATION
ALUMNI WHO LIVED THE ADVENTURE OF RADIO
WIRELESS TELEGRAPHISTS - SPARKS - RADIO PIONEERS
RADIO OPERATORS - RADIO TECHNICIANS
RADIO TECHNOLOGISTS - RADIO ENGINEERS
RADIO INSPECTORS - SPECTRUM MANAGERS
ÉPOPÉES CANADIENNES EN RADIOCOMMUNICATION
LES ANCIENS QUI ONT VÉCU L'AVENTURE DE LA RADIO
TÉLÉGRAPHISTES SANS FIL - PIONNIERS DE LA RADIO
OPÉRATEURS RADIO - TECHNICIENS RADIO
TECHNOLOGUES RADIO - INGÉNIEURS RADIO
INSPECTEURS RADIO - GESTIONNAIRES DU SPECTRE
Grew up in Ottawa
Education / Employment History
1957-1958 – Radio College of Canada (Toronto) – Graduated with Second Class Radiotelegraph Certificate
1958-1960 – Department of Transport – Pagwa River (Ontario) Aeradio Station – Radio Operator
1960-1963 - Department of Transport – Stirling (Ontario) Aeradio Station – Radio Operator
1963-1964 - Department of Transport – Great Whale River (Quebec) Aeradio Station – Radio Operator
1964-1970 - Department of Transport – Almonte (Ontario) Monitoring Station – Technician
1970-1975 – Department of Communications - Almonte (Ontario) Monitoring Station – Manager
1975-1980 - Department of Communications – Ottawa District Office – Manager
1980-1991 - Department of Communications – Headquarters – Frequency Assignment Technician
Amateur Radio History
1962 – first licensed as VE3FIN in Stirling, Ontario.
Member of Almonte Radio Relay League.
Member of Champlain Regional Repeater Association.
Serving as Instructor for the Ottawa Canadian Power and Sail Squadron (Power) Marine VHF Course.
Member of QCWA and Chapter 70. Presented with QCWA “45 Years Licensed” lapel pin at the Chapter 70 February 2010 dinner meeting.
Biography prepared by VE3XK with assistance from VE3FIN 2010-12-10
Thank you for the info you sent me on the former site of the Almonte Monitoring Station. I note it was on Highway 29 between Almonte (now Mississipi Mills) and Carleton Place. My grandson lives in Almonte so I went to check the site during my last visit.
I note that the road going into the site is almost abandoned. I also see a building in the far field. Is it the old monitoring station building ? See Google Earth aerial photos below.
2 February 2014
Good to hear from you.
The building at the end of the apparent road was built there by the RCMP when they occupied the site . It may have been used as a firing range. The building used by the monitoring station has been torn down.
Sorry I am a bit busy/disorganized these days. We moved from Nepean to Amberwood village, Stittsville recently.....my hard drive failed....my real old photos of Almonte are still in boxes some where in a very messy basement !!!
I did pass on a pile of stuff about the monitoring station to Laval years ago and I wonder how much you have....do feel free to ask....I'll do my best to recall and answer.
Cheers to all
3 February 2014
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