C. BARCLAY (BARC) DOWDEN VE3TT QCWA #30141
Grew up in Nova Scotia
Education / Employment History
1939 Dalhousie University (Halifax) Graduated with B Sc (Electrical Engineering)
1940-1945 Royal Canadian Air Force with RAF radar. Posted to UK, Iceland and US.
1945-1981 Bell Telephone Telecom Engineering
1946-1949 While with Bell attended McGill University Graduated with B Eng degree (Electrical Engineering).
1952 Posted to NATO Brussels, Belgium
1960 Posted to New Jersey to work on modernizing military telecommunications and the telephone network
1981 - Retired from Bell
1981-1986 Victrix Ltd (Guelph) Vice President of Engineering.
Amateur Radio History
1934 First licensed in Halifax, Nova Scotia and operated as VE1HK until WW II broke out.
1946 VE2PZ in Montreal.
1960 - Operated as VE2PZ/W2 while posted by Bell to New Jersey WHEN?
1952 ON8TT in Brussels, Belgium
1960 VK3CCI in Sydney, Australia.
19XX Obtained two-letter call sign VE3TT
Main amateur radio interests: rag-chewing and DX.
Member of Pioneers Amateur Radio Club and Ottawa Amateur Radio Club.
Also member of QCWA and Chapter 70. Presented with his QCWA 75 Years Licensed plaque and lapel pin at the Chapter 70 February 2009 dinner meeting, and his QCWA Century Certificate at the Chapter 70 May 2010 dinner meeting.
Barc passed away on April 7, 2012 at age 92 years.
Biography prepared by VE3XK with assistance from VE3TT 2010-11-20. Updated 2015/02/18