Grew up in New Brunswick.


Education / Employment History

Radio School in Saint John for commercial radio license

1950-1952 - Radio Station CFBC Saint John – control room operator

Ryerson Institute of Technology (Toronto) – TV theory and operation, advertising principals, marketing classes
1952-1953 - S.W. Caldwell Ltd – Toronto – assistant to recording engineer

1953-1957 - Radio Station CFRB - Toronto – technical operations, master control and recording studio.

1958-1975 – Homemaker - Toronto

Humber College (Toronto) – Residential Real Estate

1975-1980 – Durkin Rodgers Advertising - Toronto – Production Manager, Account Executive

Algonquin College (Ottawa) – Computers and Programming classes

1982-1985 – A.E. Lepage - Ottawa - Sales

Carleton University (Ottawa) – Physics, Astronomy classes

1987-1994 – Federal Business Development Bank - Ottawa – Case Coordinator


Amateur Radio History

1972 - First licensed as VE3FVO in Toronto

1989 – two-letter call sign VE3ZC received in Ottawa


Amateur radio activities include 20, 40, 80, 160, 10M SSB and 2M FM.  Field day activities in Toronto.

Member Nortown Amateur Radio Club - Toronto – served five years on Executive, including President.

Member Ontario Trilliums – Vice President and served on the Ontario QSL bureau (Letter “C”) for several years.

Member of Radio Society of Ontario – as Advertising Manager and served on three RSO Conventions. 

Charter Member of Canadian Amateur Radio Federation - served as Secretary and President.

Organized an advertising campaign “Explore the Future with Amateur Radio” across Canada using Broadcasting Stations and Libraries in 1978.

Recipient of the Albert Yates Award for having done the most for amateur radio in Toronto that year (written up in QST - August 1979).

Member of Ottawa Amateur Radio Club – Served as President (1984-1985).

Elected as QCWA International  Director (2008-2009).

Member  - RAC, International Repeater Group, Fredericton ARC, CLARA.


Member of QCWA Chapter 70 – secretary/treasurer, served on the Organizing Committee (Publicity) for the QCWA 1996 and 2004 International Conventions. Was presented with QCWA “35 Years Licensed” lapel pin at the Chapter 70 May 2007 dinner meeting.