LAWRENCE J. (LARRY) MCKINLEY VE3CPG QCWA # 17577 (SK)

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Larry grew up in Eastern Ontario.

 

Education / Employment History

1955 - Larry joined the Ottawa Police Force where he spent his entire career. He worked in most facets of police work, including the Communications Section.

 

Amateur Radio History

1958 - Larry was first licensed with call sign VE3CPG.

1959- Advanced Certificate of Proficiency, allowing Phone operation.

Larry operated on all HF bands for many years, though he found that he had become most active on 2M FM using the local repeaters.

His equipment consisted of a Yaesu FT107M Transceiver, with a Hy-Gain TH6DXX Triband Yagi up about 50 ft. On 2M, an Icom IC255A fed a Cushcraft 11-element yagi  up about 60 ft.

An Apple IIE computer and and HAL CRI-200 Interface were used for Radio Teletype and some CW contacts.

Larry was a member of QCWA and Chapter 70.

Larry's wife was Marg VE3EQE.

 

Larry passed away March 4, 1993.

 

Biography prepared by VE3XK with assistance from VE3EQE         Updated 2015-02-19