David Coutts VA7UX ex-VE3KLX, VE3PPC QCWA # 36225

Born in Alberta but grew up in the Ottawa area.


Education / Employment History

1985 Graduated from Algonquin College with diploma in Electronic Engineering Technology.

Acquired Certified Engineering Technologist status.

1985-1989 Transport Canada North Bay Airport Radar Tech

1989-1995 Transport Canada Ottawa Airport Radar Tech

1995-2000 Transport Canada/ Nav Canada Ottawa Airport Module Maintenance Specialist

2000-2015 Canada Border Services Agency Senior Radio Specialist

June 2015 - Officially retired.

October 2015 - Relocated to Kaslo, British Columbia


Amateur Radio History

1978 Passed Amateur Radio Basic examination in Ottawa Received call sign VE3KLX

1979 Passed Amateur Radio Advanced examination

1979-1984 Served on the Executive of Ottawa Valley Mobile Radio Club as Tech Advisor. Treasurer, Vice President and then President

1980-1985 Served as Net Manager The Wise Owl Net

1980-1985 Served as Net Control of The Pot Lid CW Net and the Kingsmere Traffic Net

2010 Acquired the call sign VE3PPC after father VE3PPC became a Silent Key.

2015 - Set up HF station as VA7UX


Today main interests are QRP and CW.


2013 Joined QCWA and Chapter 70.


Bio prepared by VE3XK with assistance from VE3KLX2013-07-24. Updated 2016-05-12