W. EDWIN (ED) MORGAN VE3GX (SK) QCWA # 8803
Grew up in Ottawa.
Education / Employment History
1939 Ottawa Technical High School Graduated (electronics course)
1940-1945 Royal Canadian Air Force radar mechanic (technician)
1941 Royal Air Force Radar School Yatesbury, England After graduation, assigned to RAF radar postings in England, India and Burma.
1945 Radio College of Canada (Toronto) Graduated - Second Class Commercial Radio Operators Licence (Issued 26 February 1946)
1946-1947 Department of Transport - Chief Radio Officer aboard Icebreaker N. B. McLean.
1947-1949 Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Brandon, Manitoba) Civilian in charge of RCMP Radio System Western Manitoba
1949-1957 - Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Fredericton, New Brunswick) Civilian in charge of RCMP Radio System New Brunswick
1957-1986 - Department of National Defence (Ottawa) Microwave Radio Communication Specialist (civilian). Had many equipment courses.
Amateur Radio History
1938 First licensed as VE3AQM in Ottawa. Six months later obtained two-letter call sign VE3LM. Operated 80, 40, 20M CW until WW II.
1947-1949 Active in Brandon, Manitoba as VE4LM.
1949-1957 Active in Fredericton, New Brunswick as VE1PF
Since moving to Ottawa in 1957, have been active on both CW and Phone modes (HF) and VHF/UHF (FM).
Charter Member of Ottawa Valley Mobile Radio Club (1957) and served as Technical Advisor (1960-1961 and 1973), and President (1967-1968). Responsible for the establishment of Amateur Radio Station VE3JW at the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology. Official opening ceremony was on March 19, 1974.
Member of RAC, ARRL and RSO.
1969-2005 Manager of the Ottawa Amateur Radio Swap Net
Started the Pot Lid Slow-Speed CW Net (1973). Net Manager for the Pot-Hole Net. Takes turn as Net Control Station for both.
Life Member of QCWA and one of the twenty-one Charter Members of Chapter 70. Served on the Organizing Committee (Hospitality) for the QCWA 1996 and 2004 International Conventions. Received QCWA Century Certificate at the Chapter 70 May 2001 dinner meeting. With wife Doreen VE3CGO, received the QCWA Meritorious Award at the Chapter 70 February 2005 dinner meeting. Received QCWA 75 Years Licensed Golden Certificate and lapel pin at the Chapter 70 May 2013 dinner meeting and Chapter 70 Life Membership at the Chapter 70 November 2010 dinner meeting.
Ed passed away on Nov 1, 2013 in his 93rd year.
Biography prepared by VE3XK assisted by VE3GX Updated 2013-11-02