KIERAN SHEPHERD VA3KS QCWA #33624
Born in the UK. Family moved to Canada at age 5. Grew up in Ontario (Toronto, London, Mitchell, Niagara)
Education / Employment History
1980 Brock University Graduated with BA (Archaeology and Geography)
1987- Museum Studies - Algonquin College, Ottawa.
1987 Began work at Canadian Museum of Nature working in the Fossil Vertebrate section of the Canadian Museum of Nature.
1992 Norwich University (Vermont) Graduated with MA (Environmental Studies with Palaeontology focus)
1992- Present - Canadian Museum of Nature Earth Sciences Research in Ceratopsian dinosaurs, including a newly-discovered Chasmosaur. Now Chief Collection Manager - Care of palaeontology collection.
Published papers on Collection Care and Ceratopsian dinosaurs. Field work in China.
Amateur Radio History
1979 First licensed as VE3LVG in Niagara.
1982 moved to Fort McMurray, Alberta with call sign VE6BKX.
1984 moved to Ottawa and received call sign VE3OSQ. Applied and received two-letter initials call sign VA3KS.
1989-1991 operated VE3LVG UHF repeater, Almonte on 444.850. Frequency pair was transferred to the WCARC in 1991.
1989-1995 operated VE3OSQ packet radio BBS from Almonte Ontario. Linked to 9k6 Lavant repeater and 56k Ottawa packet repeater.
Operated VE3OSQ 2M SSTV Repeater for several years on 144.97.
Currently active on HF SSTV, 10M FM and CW, QRP and D-STAR using current call signs VA3KS and VA3FAQ. Recently bought a D-STAR radio to enjoy the benefits of the D-STAR networking features.
Member RAC, ARRL, QRP ARCI, Life Member of West Carleton Amateur Radio Club - Treasurer for a number of years in the 1990s.
Member of QCWA and Chapter 70.
Biography prepared by VE3XK with assistance from VA3KS 2010-12-09