BRUCE E. BOURNE VE3YA QCWA #8944

 

 

 

Bruce grew up on a farm near Alliston, Ontario.

 

Education / Employment History

 

1927-1933 Michigan Bell Telephone Co

1937-1940 Wholesale Radio (Toronto)

1940-1945 Royal Canadian Air Force radar mechanic (technician)

1945-1973 National Research Council Radio & Electrical Engineering Div Technician working on radar

1973 Retired

 

Amateur Radio History

 

1933 First licensed as VE3BE, which was given up to previous holder and given VE3YA. His rig was pair of 45s self-excited on CW. The receiver was a two-tube regenerative set with plug-in coils. The whole station was battery-powered (no electricity on the farm).

1937 In Toronto, built a 100 Watt phone rig, with a Hallicrafters SX-16 on 75M AM.

1946 Now in Ottawa used same 100 watt transmitter but with an R-1155 Receiver.

 

After retirement, with the advent of SSB, Bruce never bought an HF rig and simply stayed with 2M FM.

 

Bruce was a member of QCWA and Chapter 70.

 

Bruce passed away June 18, 2002.

 

Biography prepared by VE3XK with assistance from VE3DY2010-11-06  Updated 2015/02/19