Elizabeth A.(Betty) Broome Newkirk VE3ZBB/VA3ZBB QCWA #36116
Grew up in the city of Ottawa
Education / Employment History
Nepean High School
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
John D. Cameron Associates (Insurance Adjusters)
Ottawa Collegiate Board (Nepean High School)
Amateur Radio History
1988 – First licensed in Ottawa. Issued Callsign VE3ZBB.
1990 – Obtained Advanced.
1991 – Met future husband Rod Newkirk W9BRD on 30M CW and again a year later. This blossomed into regular sked, marriage and Rod’s move from Chicago to Ottawa.
2000 - Rod acquired the counterpart callsign VA3ZBB. (See also VA3ZBB biography)
2013 - Rod became a Silent Key and Betty acquired VA3ZBB in 2013.
Active on HF CW and occasionally 2M FM. Regular participant on Pot Lid Slow Speed CW Net and Chapter 70 2M FM Net and at weekly Chapter 70 Tuesday morning breakfasts. Also served as weekly net controller for Champlain Regional Repeater Net (VE3STP).
Joined QCWA and Chapter 70 in 2013 immediately on passing 25 year licensed requirement.
In addition to amateur radio, enjoys piano, stained glass, gardening, swimming, diving, and skating.
Biography prepared by VE3XK with assistance from VE3ZBB/VA3ZBB 2013-05-07