ROBERT (BOB) MACKENZIE VA3RKM QCWA #33168
Education / Employment History
1969-1974 McGill University Graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree
1976-1979 Acadia University Acadia Divinity College Graduated with Master of Divinity degree
1979-1983 Pastor Baptist Church Renfrew, Ontario
1983-1991 Mc Gill University Faculty of Religious Studies - Graduate Student and Lecturer in Religion. Graduated with Ph D degree
1991-1996 University lecturer at Concordia, McGill, French Baptist Seminary (in French)
1996 Independent Financial Advisor
Amateur Radio History
1966 - First
licensed as VE2BQK at age 15 while in high school in Montreal, Quebec. From the outset I have been interested in
home-brew projects. I built a QRP rig from a magazine article, including the
chassis in high school shop.
1969-1974 Operated the McGill University club station VE2UN while studying there.
1975-2005 Largely Inactive (VE2DPW, VE1BIM, VE3MJS)
2005 Now back on the air in Ontario with VA3RKM call sign.
Operate mainly QRP in contests and portable operation.
Built Elecraft K2 and K1 Transceiver kits.
Member of RAC, ARRL, WCARC, CCO, FISTS, QRP ARCI, NAQCC, OARC, OV-QRP, SKCC and Polar Bears
Enjoy experimenting with antennas, including portable antennas.
Member of QCWA and Chapter 70. Served as Director (2007-2008) and President (2009-2010). Received QCWA 45 Years Licensed lapel pin at the Chapter 70 May 2011 dinner meeting.
Biography prepared by VE3XK with assistance from VA3RKM 2010-12-04 Updated 2015-08-30