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