PETER W. C. JAGO VA3PJ QCWA # 34833
Peter grew up in rural England.
Education / Employment History
1942-1947 - Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers Wireless Mechanic (Technician).
1949-1951 City and Guilds Radio, Telecommunications and Mathematics
1951-1960 Mullard Laboratories - Research Engineer Airborne Radar Transmitter included developing 35 GHz microwave components.
1961-1968 Mullard Equipment Limited Program Manager for the Airborne Radar developed at Mullard Labs.
1968-1972 - Mullard Equipment Limited Product Manager engineering proposals, and engineering liaison with customers.
1972-1981 Mullard Equipment Limited Marketing Manager. From 1978 pursued export opportunities in Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
1981-1983 MEL Defence Systems Ltd Manager getting set up for Canadian production of the MEL radars.
1983-1986 MEL Defence Systems Ltd Director of Marketing - seeking world markets for the Canadian product of the new 10,000 sq ft plant
1986 Retired from full-time employment.
Amateur Radio History
1930s Began as short-wave listener and radio constructor.
1970 First licensed as G8ECR. Subsequent call signs F0ASV, ZL0AAB and VK6BEC while visiting France, New Zealand and Australia.
1987 In Canada obtained Advanced certificate and call sign VE3PWJ
1996 Obtained two-letter call sign VA3PJ
Peter now lives in an antenna-restricted location but has recently purchased a D-STAR mobile radio to keep abreast of the new technology. He wishes more local amateurs were working the upper bands - VHF/UHF and beyond.
In the UK was a member of Worthing ARC, Crawley ARC and Cornish ARC.
Peter is a member of RAC and RSGB as well as WCARC, and served as OARC Vice President (1989-1991) and President (1991-1993).
He is also member of QCWA and Chapter 70. His QCWA 35 Year Licensed pin was presented to him at the Chapter 70 November 2009 dinner meeting.
Biography prepared by VE3XK with assistance from VA3PJ Updated 2010-11-28