John grew up in northern Manitoba
Education / Employment History
1966 - Arctic Radio Corporation - Radio Station CFAR - radio announcer;
1967 - 1969 - Summer mining jobs in Flin Flon and Lynn Lake to earn money for university.
1970 - University of Manitoba - graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree
1970 - Government of Manitoba (The Pas) - Probation and Parole Officer.
1974 - The Pas (Manitoba) Health Complex - Director of Social Work
1975 - University of Regina - graduated with Bachelor of Social Work,
1975 - Prince Albert (Saskatchewan) Community Health Centre - Program Development Officer
1979 - University of Saskatchewan - graduated in Health Care Administration
1979 - Health Sciences Centre (Winnipeg) - Executive Director of Community Health Centre
1983 - Prince Albert, SK - Executive Director of Northern Housing Development (nursing homes, housing)
1987 - 2008 - Ontario Public Service - Administrator or Executive Director of long term care institutions (Woodstock, Belleville and Smith Falls.)
2008 - Retired from last posting - Administrator at Rideau Regional Centre outside Smiths Falls.
2008 - 2009 - George Brown College - Graduated (honours) from Electronic Technician program
Amateur Radio History
1964 - first licensed as VE4JI in Flin Flon, Manitoba.
1977 - received Advanced certificate.
Other call signs held as employment took me around the country over the years - VE5BAF, VE4CS, VE5CN and now VE3PUX
Member of RAC and ARRL.
Now located near Perth on acreage suitable for growing antenna farm.
John is a member of QCWA and Chapter 70. John received his QCWA '40 Years Licensed' lapel pin at the Chapter 70 November 2008 dinner meeting.
Biography prepared by VE3XK with assistance from VE3PUX
My home station is located several kilometers outside Perth, Ontario, on 6 acres of land with tall hardwood trees perfect for wire antennas.
I operate most modes with a Yaesu FT 920 and an Icom 7000, and sometimes use my SB200 linear amplifier..
A Lazy H for each of 6, 15 and 20 meters, and a four element beam on six meters.
A 92 foot long wire antenna 70 feet up allowing 12, 17, 20, 40 and 80 meters.
I use LOTW, HRDlog, EQSL (auto) and the Bureau. I respond 100 percent to QSLs sent to me via the Bureau. I also respond directly and quickly to QSLs sent to my home address with a self addressed envelope and appropriate postage.
I look forward to working you on the bands!
March 4, 2015