1982 I took a course at HMCS Quadra (a Sea Cadet Training Camp in
Comox, BC) Called Operations / Communications. Part of this course
enabled me to write an exam for me to receive my Restricted Radio
Telephone Operators Licence. This enabled me to get a summer job in the
Communications Center of the Camp, and eventually be one of the course
instructors in 1985.
in 1987 I
received my Citizens Band (CB) Licence (XM1338458) and played a large
part in the formation of an Organization called "ROARS" Radio Operators
Association for Road Safety. (RAR002). This organization monitored
Channel 9 on the CB Band on Vancouver Island in BC. Other Citizen Band
Clubs I was associated with were; KWW881, BC952, MU010, BK002, G67,
TI695 & 58XRAY1595. Most of these clubs were DX Clubs.
1989 I attended an Amateur Radio Course in Kelowna, BC with the Orchard
City Amateur Radio Club and Received my Basic and then my Advance
Certification for Amateur Radio. I played a very active roll in the
Club especially in Packet Radio (I ran a Packet BBS for many years,
Linked with a landline BBS called "The Amateur Link BBS"), APRS,
Community Events, Club Newsletter & Club Executive. My Callsigns in
BC were; VE7TGR (Used on Voice) & VE7RGJ (Used on Digital)
in 2001 I moved my family to
Winnipeg and transfered my Callsigns to Manitoba.
VE4OK, VE4TGR and VE4GRJ replaced my BC Callsigns.
2004 I found that my employment did not let me have the spare time I
needed to explore the hobby so I was only able to participate from time
to time so in late 2004 I packed up my Station Equipment and tucked it
in 2010 I have begun to
unpack and dust off the boxes of my equipment and get active with
Amateur Radio again. My plan is to be a more active member of the local
HAM Community. I have since re-newed my memberships in the clubs you
see along the right side of this screen.
In 2015 I was able to
relocate back to British Columbia to the city of Prince George and
transfered my Callsigns back to BC. VE7JBY, VA7YA and VE7RGJ
replace my MB Callsigns. It was nice to be able to get the RGJ
callsign back that I used years ago on Packet Radio.
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