Howard was born in Markham and attended schools in the Toronto area.

Education / Employment History

Gidon Industries - Manager of Special Products Division (tachometers, gauges and other automotive and marine accessories)

Mandrel Industries (Calgary, Alberta) - Chief Engineer (manufacturers of Dumont VHF/UHF communication equipment on contract)

Alberta Government Telephones - Instructor (worked out of the Mobile Radio Telephone Labs)

1952 - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Toronto) - early stages of CBC Television studios.


Amateur Radio

1935 First licensed as VE3AIS in Toronto.

1950 - obtained two-letter call sign VE3VP.

Held the call sign VE6VP while in Calgary

Interested in all phases of amateur radio. Owned SB101 and SB640 with homebrew linear amplifier.

Other interests - 26 foot vintage power cruiser on Rideau Canal at Merrickville. Also Private Pilot licence.

Member of OARC, serving as Secretary in 1971 and a candidate for Vice President, according to the June 1971 Groundwave.

He was also a member of OVMRC and served as Public-Relations Coordinator (1973-1974).

Joined Quarter Century Wireless Association in 1974 and was one of the twenty-one Charter Members of Chapter 70.

Passed away August 2, 1988 at the age of 74 years.


Biography prepared by VE3XK with assistance of VE3DY. 

Further updates based on June 1971 OARC Groundwave) Thanks to VE3FFK Updated2010-11-28