VE3NG - Ronald M. 'Hutch' Hutchinson VE3NG

Ronald M. 'Hutch' Hutchinson
Ottawa, ON Canada

QCWA # 37315
Chapter 70

I was licenced in 1959 and have held the following call signs over the years: VE1KV, VE8TU, VE8RCS, VE3GFL, VE2ZD, VE3GUJ to the present VE3NG. My current equipment lineup consists of an ICOM 751 and ICOM 706.

My most memorable call sign activity was from 1963-1965 when I was VE8TU and VE8RCS, operating from Alert, N.W.T., on the tip of Ellesmere Island, 650 miles from the North Pole. Alert is the most northern permanently inhabited settlement in the world.

I am a former federal government civil servant now enjoying my retirement, as evidenced in the above photo of my XYL and me on a recent Caribbean cruise...........a much more interesting shot, I think, than my cluttered desk full of radio equipment.

73 & Carpe Diem, Hutch

February 03, 2017