Ralph D. Thomas VE3GG QCWA # 14836 (SK)


Ralph grew up in Toronto.

 

Education / Employment History

1935- Rogers Majestic Radio Corporation (Toronto) - Test Dept

1936-1940 - National Trust Company (Toronto)

1940-1976 - TCA (Air Canada) Telecommunications, in Winnipeg and in Dorval, QC. During his career, Ralph served as a radio operator, technician, Manager of Telephone and Teletype Systems, and Coordinator of Radio Services.

1976 He retired to Ottawa.

 

Amateur Radio History

1932 - first licensed as VE3RT in Toronto. He was active until WWII.

1939 - Obtained Advanced Certificate

1946 - Licensed in Winnipeg as VE4RT

1950 - Assigned VE2YZ in Dorval, Quebec and then VE2RT.

1977 - Assigned VE3KEA upon move to Ottawa

1978 - Applied for and granted two-letter call sign VE3GG

Ralph was a member of Ottawa Amateur Radio Club and was active on SSB on all HF bands and 2M FM

He also joined QCWA in 1981 and served as Director of Chapter 70 1989-1991 and Secretary for part of 1991. He had to resign due to ill health. 

Ralph passed away on January 6, 1992 at age 76.

Biography prepared by VE3XK            2010-10-25