President 2012 -
VE6AFO - Ken Oelke VE6AFO

Kenneth 'Ken' Oelke
729 Harvest Hills Dr NE
Calgary, AB T3K 4R3 Canada

QCWA # 22655

Kenneth (Ken) Oelke was born in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada and became a radio amateur in 1961 as VE6AFO. He joined QCWA as a Life Member in 1989 and is currently President of Wild Rose Chapter 151 and QCWA National. Ken is married to Linda-Lou, VE6LGO. Ken and Linda-Lou have a daughter Shauna, a son Jimmy, VE6SKE, and two grandsons Sheldon and Dwight.

During his amateur radio career he held executive positions in CARA, ARLA, SARA, CRRL, Director 1988 - 1993, Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC), Director 1993-1999, and President from 1999 to 2001. In 1994 he chaired the RAC First National Convention as well chaired the QCWA International Convention in 2006. Ken was the RAC Head of Delegation at the IARU-R2 Conference in Guatemala City in 2001.

Ken was involved with ARES for 15 years as EC, SEC, and held the position of CRRL/RAC Field Service Manager for 5 years. In March 2002 Ken revived QCWA Wild Rose Chapter 151 after having been dissolved in December 2001.

Ken is an Automotive Service Technician and owned and operated an automotive service outlet in Calgary, AB, for 20 years. Ken was employed by Jazz Air for 16 years, and currently does contract work for other airlines.

Ken is a Life Member of ARRL, RAC, QCWA, CSVHFS, and is a current member of CARA, CCC, SARA and QCWA Chapter 70, 73 and 151.

Ken also volunteers at The Military Museums and is on the Stampede Parade Committee for the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede since 1988.

January 1, 2013