John grew up in Cornwall, Ontario.


Education / Employment History


1965-1968 - Eastern Ontario Institute of Technology (now Algonquin College). Graduated as an Electronic Engineering Technologist

1968-1971 - Computing Devices of Canada - Technologist in avionics, Test Set Moving map, Jet Thrust Computer display, and

 Versatile Avionics System Test programmable active power supply loads.

1971-1973 - Consolidated Computer - Technologist; test engineering, product support, new product design / development.

1973-1973 - Mumac Int’l -VP Engineering - Video terminals

1973-1976 - Consolidated Computer - Technologist; test engineering, product support, new product design / development and

Technical Program Manager for Lottario & Lotto Quebec lottery program.  Set up R&O facility in Toronto.

1976-1978 - Campagna Bros Machine Shop - Designed, built and installed a point-to-point CNC servo controller.

1981-1981 - National Semiconductor – Field Application Engineer for Ottawa and Montreal

1982-1985 - Motorola Semiconductor Canada Ltd. - District Sales Manager covering sales in Ottawa (except Nortel)

1985-1988 - Ontario Centre for Microelectronics (OCM) - Manager Business Development, Product Design Group

1988-2000 - CTS Corporation - National Account Manager (Nortel Canada) sales and design wins for CTS products at Nortel

2000-2001 - JDS Uniphase - Component Engineer - Semiconductors


Amateur Radio History


1964 - First licensed as VE3BLE in Cornwall, Ontario. Active on 80M - 6M and 2M mobile

 with a Big Wheel antenna on the car. Worked Montreal, Buffalo and Ottawa with a

 Heathkit Twoer and a 50’ tower with a 13 element yagi.

1996 - After a period of inactivity and non-renewal of license obtained current call sign VE3ZOV.


Member of RAC, ARRL, PARC, and OVMRC. Active on HF CW and SSB and on VHF.

He organized the OVMRC 1999 and 2000 Fleamarkets at the Stittsville Arena


John is a member of QCWA and Chapter 70. He received his “45 Years Licensed” lapel pin at the Chapter 70 May 2009 dinner meeting. John was our Chapter 70 photographer for the following dinner meetings: February 2000, May 2000, September 2000, November 2000 May 2001, May 2002, November 2002, May 2003, November 2007, all dinner meetings since November 2009 as well as the QCWA Conventions in October 2000 and 2004.


Biography prepared by VE3XK assisted by VE3ZOV                                                                                                                                           2010-11-04