Grew up in Ottawa.


Education / Employment History

1972 Department of Transport - Radio School and WX Observer School in Ottawa. Related professional training includes Pre-Flight Weather Briefing, Marine Navigation, Marine Data Systems, and Marine VHF Direction Finding.

1972-1973 Aeradio and Marine Radio Operator Weather Observer Mont-Joli, QC (YYY/VCF)

19731974 Marine Radio Operator Weather Observer Riviere du Loup, QC (VCD)

1974-75 Aeradio Radio Operator Weather Observer Lake Eon, QC (YEO)

1975-1978 Department of Transport in Mont-Joli Flight Service Specialist and Aeradio and Marine Radio Operator Weather Observer

1978-1997 Canadian Coast Guard Station Mont-Joli Radio Operator

1981 - Canadian Coast Guard Station Frobisher Bay (VFF) Radio Operator and Station Manager.

1992-1993 - Supplied training in Marine Data Systems at all Coast Guard Stations in the province of Quebec.

1997 Retired from federal public service.

1997-2006 Radio Amateurs of Canada Various support duties under General Manager. Served as volunteer Web Master of the French RAC web site, and also served as the volunteer RAC Bulletin Manager distributing all RAC bulletins on packet radio.

2008-2009 (occasional) - Radio Amateurs of Canada Various support duties.


Amateur Radio History

Started short-wave listening around the age of 15 and got into CB/GRS around 1969-1972 before posting to Quebec.

1981 First licensed as VE2FZA.

1982 Advanced Certificate.

1997 Moved to Ottawa. Became VA3FZA.

2001 Acquired VE3VCF, (after VCF Mont Joli). Main call sign now.