JOHN H. (JACK) HEWSON VE3AG QCWA # 10184 (SK)
Education / Employment History
1927 Obtained Second Class Certificate (commercial)
1927 Employed as Wireless operator on several Great Lakes freighters
1928 CN Telegraph (Montreal) employed as Multiplex Mechanic
1929-1971 Northern Electric employed as a field motion picture projector and sound system technician, covering all of Eastern Ontario.
1971 Retired (but still doing the odd job for Northern)
Amateur Radio History
1920 Attempts to pick up long wave stations using crystal detector and loose coupler (not too successful)
1923 Now into tubes NE R-215 Peanut, WD-11, UV-199 etc. Joined ARRL and working hard at Morse code.
1925 first licensed as 3XM. On air with Flying Boat dynamotor, but graduated to chemical rectifier.
1928 In Montreal assigned call sign 2BX
1929 Back in Ottawa as 3XM. VE prefix added to make it VE3XM.
1969 Relinquished VE3XM when planning a retirement to BC, but moved to Merrickville, Ontario instead.
1974 Obtained VE3AG after a brief period of inactivity since VE3XM.
Jack was active on 2M FM but also equipped for HF bands. He was a member of Ottawa Amateur Radio Club.
He was also a member of QCWA and Chapter 70.
Jack passed away April 7, 1993 at the age of 87 years.