National Capital Chapter 70 - Ottawa, Canada

VE3CXL Biography

John Gilbert - QCWA#13833



John was born in England but went to school in England and Germany (where his father was stationed with the British Army from 1950 to 1953)

Education / Employment History

Amateur Radio History

Additional Information

Achieved DXCC, DXCC(ph), DXCC(cw), WAS, 5 Band WAS, 5 Band DXCC and WAZ.

Wrote articles for a number of amateur radio publications including The Canadian Amateur, CQ Magazine, QST, The Groundwave, Worldradio and 73 Magazine. Also wrote a chapter for the CARF Operating Handbook.

In the 70s and 80s operated from 8J3ITU in Japan, 4U1ITU in Geneva and also operated one summer as FP0GNS (Saint Pierre and Miquelon).

In recent years participated in Field Day.

John is a member of QCWA and Chapter 70. He was the banquet speaker on “The Joint Arctic Weather Stations” at the QCWA 1996 International Convention.

John received his QCWA Century Certificate at the Chapter 70 May 2008 dinner meeting, and his QCWA “55 Years Licensed” Golden Certificate and lapel pin at the Chapter 70 May 2010 dinner meeting.