Licenced Advanced Ham since 1957. A.R.R.L. Public Service Award 1958.Holder of the following Commercial Radio Operator Certificates:Second Class 1954, First Class 1958, R.G.M.C. #1 in Canada 1986. Served 8 years in Canadian Forces Naval Reserve Maritime Command H.M.C.S Cabot as CPO2 Shipboard Naval Communications. Remained on Primary Reserve Leave for number of years due to work comitment. Spent a number of years on Coastal Marine Stations. My first posting was with the Canadian Marconi Co at Cabot Tower coincidentally where Marconi transmitted the very first letter S This was a very busy Coastal Station during the Mid fifties. This station received all Morse Traffic from the Coast of Labrador as well as ships request for Direction finder Bearings from seaward ships entering the port of Wabana Iron Mines were located. At this period DF Bearings was a priority for ships making landfall and there was a charge levied for such a service, and very very important that correct bearings were given to ships. My posting there was 8 months my very first wireless position as well as Officer-in-charge of various Marine-Aeradio Stations on isolated Posts. Spent 4 years as an Electronic Technician at Goose Bay Labrador Marine-Aeradio. Radar Systems Tech.on Primary and Secondary Radar Surveillance systems, Radio-sonde, Meteorolical Instruments and Mf-Lf and Beacon Systems. Joined Canadian Coast Guard in 1967 posted on board CCGS Labrador for 1 year. My first voyage across the Arctic Circle. Transferred to Newfoundland in 1969 to St. Johns Coast Guard Ship Electronic Workshop. Various Tours on board CG ships, in particular CCGS John Cabot a specialized undersea Cable repair ship. Took up position as Regional Ship Electronic Project Officer for the Canadian Coast Guard Fleet Systems. Posted to St Lewis Labrador in 1988 as Telecom Maintenance Manager at Fox Hr Loran C 7930 Lab Sea Chain part of a specialized Navigation System for ships and Aircraft. Retired in 1990 and still active in Ham Radio as well as Marine Electronic Systems.
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