J. C. R. (Bud) Punchard - VE3UD QCWA #8676 (SK)
Education / Employment History
1930-1934 Operated summer commercial CW stations for Ontario Forestry Branch.
1933 - He graduated from University of Toronto as an Electrical Engineer.
1935 - Joined Northern Electric Montreal in Transmitter Development Engineering
1937 - Worked on design of 50 KW stations CBL in Toronto and CBF in Montreal.
1944-1945 - On loan to Research Enterprises Ltd in Toronto on radar development
1950 - Chief Engineer at Northern Electric Belleville Electronics Plant
1954 - Plant Manager of Belleville Electronics Plant
1960 - Bell Northern Research in Ottawa as Director of Research and Apparatus Development
1971 - Executive Officer - Bell Northern Research
1973 - Assistant Vice President Government Liaison – Bell Northern Research
Amateur Radio History
1926 - First licensed as C3CJ. On 40M CW with 2010 Hartley circuit, Marconi antenna with counterpoise and two-tube regenerative receiver.
1928 - UX210 oscillator with 750V from a lead-aluminum-borax rectifier and hand-wound transformer.
1929 - some 20M phone with an absorption microphone
1935 - 1939 Operated 20M CW as VE2KK until war broke out.
1946 - 1950 operated from Belleville as VE3YP
1950 - changed call sign to VE3UD. Ran 20M CW exclusively with home-brew 813 rig and home-brew receiver until moving to Ottawa in 1960.
1960 - In Ottawa, he became even more active on 20M CW.
1970 - Finally went SSB with Collins S-line station 1 KW PEP, all HF bands with various quads, yagis, wire loops. Now he had more time for nets, dx, and rag-chewing.
1974 - Bud joined QCWA and was one of the 21 Charter members of Chapter 70.
1975 - Bud was working on an 80M beam and satellite (OSCAR) equipment.
One of the 21 Chapter 70 Charter Members
1975-1976 With Ken Scrivens VE3LJ, one of the first two Chapter 70 Directors
1977-1979 Chapter 70 President
Passed away March 9, 1982.
Biography prepared by VE3XK with assistance from VE3AAS 2010-10-25