JAMES D. (JIM) THIESSEN VA3KV

Grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario

Education / Employment History
1974-2008 Department of Communications / Industry Canada began at Acton Monitoring Station and ended at Industry Canada Headquarters, with postings to Acton, Hamilton, Trois-Rivieres, Halifax and Ottawa. Served as Radio Inspector, Licensing Specialist, Authorization Supervisor, and finally Technical Analyst for Spectrum Auctions.
2008 Retired

Amateur Radio History
1970 First Amateur Certificate in St. Catharines.
1971 Advanced Amateur Certificate in St Catharines.
Call signs held over the years VE3BOT, VE2YE, VE3BYG, VE3AM and VE1AW.
1975-1999 Inactive. Heard about QRP homebrew rigs and got hooked again.
1998 Obtained two-letter call sign VA3KV and built a workshop to build QRP gear.
Now go to the Dayton "Four Days In May" QRP event each year.
2003 Joined Prescott-Russell ARES Group. Current Emergency Coordinator for PR-ARES.
Member of RAC, ARRL, Pescott-Russell ARES, Ottawa Valley QRP (OVQRP), QRP Amateur Radio Club International (QRP-ARCI)
Member of QCWA and Chapter 70. Received my QCWA "40 Years Licensed" lapel pin at the Chapter 70 May 2010 dinner meeting.

Biography prepared by VE3XK with assistance from VA3KV 2010-11-14