VE6EO - May 2, 2001

Bill Savage
Lethbridge, AB

VE6AO - Bill Savage Radio has been my #1 hobby and in 1923 tried a ford spark coil xmitter. My first license was a Radio Receiver license in 1925. My Ham Radio started in 1930 with a temporary license of VE4EO and in 1931 received the official license. In 1932 started the S.A.A.R.C. and was elected President which I held for 4 years. In 1946 as VE6EO I was appointed by the A.R.R.L. as VE6 QSL Manager and held that post for 18 years.

In 1953 a business trip for the City of Lethbridge took me to Columbus Ohio and Hartford Conn., where I contacted John Huntoon W1LVQ. He gave me a tour of the offices and station of W1AW. 1956 was a big year as I was made Honary Member of C.A.R.A. after presenting Byron Goodman W1DX with a Calgary Stetson for C.A.R.A. This year I was elected Canadian Vice Director of A.R.R.L. a position I held for 4 years. 1973 -76 I was elected as Assistant Director for C.R.R.L.

1984 organized the Wild Rose chapter 151 of Q.C.W.A. for Alberta and was President for 6 years and was presented with a Certificate of merit and Life Membership. 1989 was a highlight as Gus VE6GUS and I went to Calgary to meet King Housane (spelling) JY1. We were allowed to shake hands with him and have a word or two then talked to him on his Jet plane going to England.

1989 President of Chapter 104 Q.C.W.A. In 1992 the S.A.A.R.C. had been in operation for 60 years and the club presented me with a Life Membership Plaque which was appreciated very much. 73s