Wayne R. Getchell
Ottawa, ON Canada
QCWA # 33556
Grew up in Sudbury, Sault Ste Marie, and the Niagara Peninsula.
Education / Employment History
1970 - Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (Toronto). Graduated as Electronic Engineering Technologist.
1970-1975 - Microsystems International (Ottawa) Integrated Circuit product support & design, cost reductions for a variety bipolar analog integrated circuits.
1975-1993 - Bell Northern Research (Ottawa). IC designer progressing to Senior Manager. Led groups designing custom telecom IC.s for communications. This included defining & employing new Bipolar and BiCMOS technologies and leveraged existing CMOS technology promoting Digital Signal Processing.
1994-2001 - Nortel Research and Development (Ottawa). Director for several progressively larger groups including in-building wireless, digital wireline high speed access, and local internet architecture teams delivering hardware, software, and architecture solutions for the telecom industry.
2001-2003 - Cogency Semiconductor - VP R&D - Grew a diverse technical start-up team creating and delivering product for HomePlug-compliant data over power line solutions.
Amateur Radio History
1975 - First licensed as VE3CZO in Ottawa.
Would much rather be holding a soldering iron than a microphone. An avid builder of electronic projects for radio frequency and microprocessor-based measurement and control applications. Special interest in UHF/SHF and Amateur TV. Has also contributed to several local voice repeaters and holds the call sign for VE3TVA, the fast-scan television repeater.
Member of OARC and served on the executive. Frequent winner of Home-Brew Night.
Member of QCWA and Chapter 70. QCWA .35 Years Licensed. lapel pin was presented at the Chapter 70 May 2010 dinner meeting.
Biography prepared by VE3XK with assistance from VE3CZO
May 12, 2015