GORDON (GORD) CURLING – VE3KKL QCWA # 33622
Born in Quebec but grew up in Ottawa.
Education / Employment History
1955-1985 – Employed at various companies as automobile mechanic – including Lewis Motors, Canadian Tire, Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton
1963-1964 – Ontario Motor Vehicle Training Centre (Toronto) – Graduated with Class A Interprovincial Motor Vehicle Mechanic Licence.
1976 – After further study obtained licence certification for heavy duty and diesel engines to work on heavy trucks at RMOC.
1985 – Medical “retirement” due to back injury.
Amateur Radio History
1978 – First licensed as VE3KKL after many years on CB developed interest in radio communications.
1983 – Passed examination for Advanced.
Most interested in VHF and UHF, though have HF capability (80-10M).
Have 6M DXCC (4th in Canada), WAS and VUCC.
Member of ARRL/CRRL, CARF, and RAC.
Member of Rideau Amateur Radio Club and served as President (1991-1992)
Member of Manotick Amateur Radio Group. Served as President for several years and helped install the club 2M repeater.
Member of QCWA and Chapter 70. QCWA “25 Years Licensed” lapel pin was presented at the Chapter 70 November 2006 dinner meeting.
Biography prepared by VE3XK with assistance from VE3KKL 2010-12-10