JOZEF (JOE) HORSKY – VE3HMD QCWA # 27195 (SK)
Joe grew up in Slovakia when it was part of Czechoslovakia.
Education / Employment History
1954 - Graduated Higher Technical College Bratislava (Electrical Appliances)
1959 - Graduated Technical University Bratislava (Electronics & Radio Technology)
1959 - Manufacturing company. Became Production Director then Managing Director.
1966 - British-Ghanaian Development Co Ltd in Accra - Technical Manager
1971 - Export/Import Company - Chief Engineer
1991-1992 Vice Chairman of leading Slovak political party
1993 - Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Counsellor for Trade and Economy (Ottawa)
Amateur Radio History
1947 - started as SWL at the age of 15 years
1951 - First licensed as OK3HM at age 18 years
1956 - passed examinations for Class A licence (phone privileges). Still worked mostly CW chasing DX on 40 and 20M. Achieved WAS, DXCC and WAZ
1966 - after move to Ghana active as 9G1HM. In the following period worked from India, Bangladesh, as SM2DWH/S2 and Cuba as CO2BO.
1993 - with separation of Slovakia from Czech Republic new call sign OM3HM
1993 - assigned call sign VE3AGY, later changed to VE3HMD. While in Canada work mostly 20M CW with an urban lot vertical antenna, plus some satellite (RS birds).
Joe was a member of AMSAT, WIA, RAC, RSGB, ARRL, SZR, and High Speed CW Club (35), and has written articles on antennas for “Amaterske Radio” in Slovakia.
1995 - operated as VK3BMD while in Australia
Joe passed away on Dec 10, 1997
Biography prepared by VE3XK. Updated 2015-02-25 with help of VE3FFK