Grew up in the Montreal area

Education / Employment History
1973 - Dawson College Graduated as Electronic Technologist
1980 - Concordia University Graduated with B.A. Communications
19741976 - Motorola Canada, communications technician.
19761979 CFCF-TV, broadcast technician.
19791981 CP Rail Communications, communications technologist.
19811985 - CP Rail Communications, Radio Licensing Specialist.
19891991 Telesat Canada Senior Broadcast Engineering Associate.
1992-1995 communications and retail electronics.
19951999 GMSI Inc. Project Manager, Data Radio
19992001 - Rohde and Schwarz Calibration and Maintenance Technologist
2001 - Retired

Amateur Radio History
1972 First licensed as VE2BAQ in Montreal, Quebec, after SWLing since 1964.
1974 Advanced Amateur certificate.
Call signs currently held VA3ES, VE2SS, VE2BAQ, VE3RDZ.
My first love is buying, restoring and operating the old "boat-anchor" rigs Hallicrafters, National, Hammarlund, Collins, Johnson, etc., and operating vintage AM gear. I currently own and operate two 1KW broadcast transmitters, modified for the 160 and 80M bands.
Member of RAC, ARRL and CRRL. CRRL Section Communications Manager 1976-1978
Member of Montreal Amateur Radio Club, Director 1974-1978
Member of Cote St-Luc Amateur Radio Association, President 1987.
Member Ottawa Valley Mobile Radio Club, Technical Chairman 1991-1992.
Member of Ottawa Amateur Radio Club. Director 1994. Editor of The Groundwave 1994-1996.
Member of AM International Director, Canadian Division.
Hold several operating awards and certificates: WAS, DXCC, and several others.
Member of QCWA and Chapter 70. Was presented my QCWA "35 Years Licensed" lapel pin at the Chapter 70 May 2007 dinner meeting.

Biography prepared by VE3XK with assistance from VA3ES Updated March 2015