National Capital Chapter 70 - Ottawa, Canada

VE3KI Biography

Richard (Rich) Ferch - QCWA# 33456



Rich grew up in Fort William, Ontario (now part of Thunder Bay) and began experimenting with electronics in high school.

Education / Employment History

Amateur Radio History

Additional Information

Rich operates HF CW, RTTY and PSK31. Active contester, occasional DXer.

Member of the documentation team for the N1MM Logger contesting software. Active member of several amateur radio-related Internet user groups.

Operating awards include 5BXCC (also DXCC on 30m, 17m and 12m), WAZ, 5BWAS, WPX, Canadaward & 1000-Mile-per-Watt, all on CW; DXCC & WAS on RTTY; plus various contesting awards and certificates.

Member of RAC, ARRL, Contest Club Ontario, CW Operators' Club (CWops), North American QRP CW Club (NAQCC), PODXS 070 Club (PSK31).

Joined QCWA as a Life Member in 2006. Served as Director of Chapter 70 (2008-2011).

Rich was presented with his QCWA “30 Years Licensed” lapel pin at the Chapter 70 May 2008 dinner meeting.