EDWARD (ED) SIEB – VA3ES QCWA #28666
Grew up in the Montreal area
Education / Employment History
1973 - Dawson College – Graduated as Electronic Technologist
1980 - Concordia University – Graduated with B.A. Communications
1974–1976 - Motorola Canada, communications technician.
1976–1979 – CFCF-TV, broadcast technician.
1979–1981 – CP Rail Communications, communications technologist.
1981–1985 - CP Rail Communications, Radio Licensing Specialist.
1989–1991 – Telesat Canada – Senior Broadcast Engineering Associate.
1992-1995 – communications and retail electronics.
1995–1999 – GMSI Inc. Project Manager, Data Radio
1999–2001 - 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