National Capital Chapter 70 - Ottawa, Canada

Guest Speakers

QCWA Chapter 70 Guest Speakers

Date (*Spouses' Night) Speaker  Topic
Nov. 15, 1974 Wm. Porter W3AAC/VE3 (US Ambassador to Canada) Experiences as a Diplomat
May 28th, 1975* Dr. Peter Millman (NRC) The subject of UFOs
Nov 2nd, 1976 Hank Harley, VE3BR Report on QCWA Int'l Conv'n in Houston,Texas - 8-10 Oct. 1976
Feb16th, 1977 George Schuthe, VE3DMH The Literature of Radio Operating
May 1977* Ross Smyth, VE3FI Ross's Experiences in the Canadian Arctic
July 29th , 1977 Hank Harley, VE3BR The QCWA National Convention in Seattle Washington, USA
May 10th, 1978* Bill Haney, VE3BKW Bill's early days as an Amateur - Experiences in the North, and work with the NRC
Nov. 9th, 1978 Mrs. Barbara Humphreys Our Canadian Architectural Heritage
May 9th, 1979* Jim McIntosh, VE3VI Early days of Radio Broadcasting
Nov. 6th, 1980 Bud Punchard, VE3UD Yachting vacation and communication experiences on the Great Lakes
April 30th, 1981 Fred Green, VE3IO A talk on Electric Vehicles
July 23rd, 1981 Chip Wiest, VE3BGV Experiences in Antarctica
Oct. 22nd, 1981 Dr. Lloyd Francis, M.P. Outline of the workings of the Federal Government
Feb. 11th, 1982 Major Robert Armstrong, CO of CFS, Carp National Emergency preparedness and communications
May 12th, 1982* Bill Deacon, VE3BDO Experiences as a radio officer on the high seas
Nov. 18th, 1982 Wiggy Wigglesworth, VE3YE Tour of Canada's Emergency Operations Centre in the Blackburn Building
June 29th, 1983 Jim Commerford of the YMCA Description of CPR preparedness
Nov. 22nd, 1983 All members Should we maintain affiliation with QCWA, Inc?
April 5th, 1984 Bruce Turner - Conservation Officer Experiences in Northern Ontario
Feb. 27th, 1985 John Gilbert, VE3CXL International Commission on Worldwide Telecommunications Development
May 29th., 1985 Dr. Maurice 'Doc' Haycock, VE3LC Experiences in the Far North as an artist and geologist
Oct., 30th., 1985 Dr. John McLeod Developments in radio astronomy
Feb., 19th 1986 Art Stark, VE3ZS Proposals by the Department of Communications for restructuring the amateur radio service
May 28th, 1986 Mr. and Mrs. Gary Montgomery East Africa - where they had participated in the Canadian agricultural aid program in Tanzania
Nov. 19th, 1986 George Roach, VE3BNO Modern Radio Broadcasting Techniques - CFRA/CFMO
March 11th, 1987 John Henry, VE2VQ Canadian involvement on the AMSAT project
Sept. 16th, 1987* Barry Bremner Description of miniaturized radio location and "bugging" devices
Nov. 26th, 1987 George Roach, VE3BNO Discussion of AM Stereo. Door prize was an AM Stereo tuner
April 21st, 1988 Paul Cooper, VE3JLP Talk and slides of erection of Paul's tower
June 15th, 1988 Ron Belleville, VE3AUM The role of Amateur Radio in the Soviet-Canada Transpolar Skitrek
Sept. 21st, 1988* Cindy Day (Weather Reporter for CFRA) Weather forecasting and satellite data interpretation
Nov. 16th, 1988 George Roach, VE3BNO Show of slides on amateur radio activities in the National Capital area
Feb. 15th, 1989 Merv Lemke, VE3CV "The good old days" - display of vintage components and equipment
May 25th, 1989 Fred Hammond, VE3HC - Canadian QCWA Director Addressed the QCWA Dues question - slides of DX stations - commentary on the Polar Skitrek
Sept. 27th, 1989* Ron Belleville, VE3AUM Ron's trip to the USSR to meet with the Soviet participants in the 1988 Skitrek
Nov. 15th, 1989 George Roach, VE3BNO Conducted tour of the new CFRA/CFMO studios on Walkley Road
March 8th, 1990 Ralph Cameron, VE3BBM Discussion and demonstration of digital oscilloscopes
May 30th, 1990 Bill Barrie, VE3AAS Adaptation of radio electronics to the Dew Line in the Western Arctic
Sept. 19th, 1990* Jim Swail, VE3KF Equipment that Jim had developed to assist the blind
March 27th, 1991 George Schuthe, VE3DMC "Room 19 and the Old Man" training of Commercial Radio Operators in Vancouver
May 15th, 1991 Croft Taylor, VE3CT History and practices of large telecommunications carriers
Sept. 18th, 1991* Gordon Grant, VE3DY Effects of solar radiations and the earth's magnetic forces on power lines, substations, etc.
Nov. 20th, 1991 Fred Green, VE3IO Latest developments in electric vehicle technology
May 20th, 1992 Jim Dean, VE3IQ and Ed Leblanc, VE3VLF Overview of the Canadian Patrol Frigate Program
Sept. 16th, 1992* Keith Bedal, VE3GFI Experiences in the Canadian High Arctic
Nov. 18th, 1992 Peter Dewolf, VE3YYY VHF/UHF/10metre Linking System - startup and development
Feb. 17th, 1993 Dr. John Belrose, VE2CV Earliest transmitting and receiving devices used by Fessenden and Marconi
May 19th, 1993 John Athey, VE3GS/VE2GSX  Problems of QSL-ing as seen by an avid DXer.
Sept. 15th, 1993* Tom Ling, VE3KKO Cruising on a 34-foot sloop from Halifax, across the Atlantic, and back to Halifax
Nov. 17th, 1993 John Athey, VE3GS/VE2GSX Catching and QSL-ing the rare DX
Feb. 16th, 1994 Bill Wilson, VE3NR Proposed 'Code of Ethics for Radio Amateurs',
May 18th, 1994 George Roach, VE3BNO Move of the CFRA 50-Kilowatt broadcast site
Sept. 21st, 1994* Ian MacIntyre, VE3CZ X-Ray radiation and display of some X-Ray tubes
Nov. 16th, 1994 Bill Wilson, VE3NR Experiences as a delegate to the ITU Conference in Geneva
Feb. 15th, 1995 George Roach, VE3BNO Phase 2 on move of CFRA - assembly of equipment
May 17th, 1995 Bill Sullivan, VO1AI Talk and slide presentation of a cruise to Antarctica
Sept. 20th, 1995* Alan Rayburn "The Origin of Canadian Place Names" - i.e. 'Telegraph Creek'
Nov. 15th, 1995 Lieutenant Colonel Steve Gagnon New communication systems being aquired by the Canadian Forces
Feb. 21st, 1996 Malcolm Thompson (ex-VE3MA) Time-keeping equipment at the Dominion Observatory
May 15th, 1996 Lloyd Cope Experiences at a Monitoring Station during WWII
Sept. 18th, 1996* Video provided by Industry Canada A humorous look at TV interference problems and how to solve them
Nov. 20th, 1996 Larry Kayser, VA3LK Spread-Spectrum at HF and VHF
Feb. 19th, 1997 Stephane Dubreuil The History of Coast Guard Radio Operation in Canada
May 21st, 1997 Clare Fowler, VE3NPC Amateur Satellite Communications
Sept 17th, 1997* Rob Ludlow, VE3YE (Editor of TCA) The Trials and Rewards of Magazine Editing
Nov. 19th, 1997 Bill Westbrooke, VE3EKA Seniors Video Repeater Committee
Feb. 18th, 1998 Jim Dean, VE3IQ - (Chapter 70 President) World Radio Conference of 1997
May 20th, 1998 Norm Rashleigh, VE3LC and Rick Bandla, VE3CVG Capabilities of APRS, the Automatic Position Reporting System
Sept. 16th, 1998* Gerry King, VE3GK Experiences as a teacher, radio operator, and antenna and tower builder
Nov. 18th, 1998 Dave Goodwin, VE2ZP Outline of current, sophisticated methods of operating in contests
Feb. 17th, 1999 John Fetzer Interference from hydro lines to radio reception
May 19th, 1999 Gordon Grant, VE3DY A talk on the ionosphere, sunspots, solar systems, etc.
Sept. 15th, 1999* George Zurakowski, VA3GZ Digital Stereo Audio Broadcasting System - (on the 1452-1492 MHz band)
Nov, 17th, 1999 Bob Zieman, VE3ATN The techniques, operation and intricacies of radio-controlled model aircraft
Feb. 16, 2000 Nenad Stevanovik, VE3EXY Workings of the RAC QSL Bureau
May 17th, 2000 Larry Kayser, VA3LK Remote control of an antenna using BPSK on LF
Sept. 19th, 2000* Bill Beaton (ex-VE3DQP) Talk and display on "Canadian Radio - the Early Days"
Nov. 21st, 2000 Don Dashney, VE3RM DX and Contesting on the VHF bands
Feb. 20th, 2001 Alan Goodacre, VE3HX Research on the history of "Long-Delayed Echoes"
May 15th, 2001 Gordon Grant, VE3DY Current status of propagation conditions
May 15th, 2001 Clare Fowler, VE3NPC Trials and tribulations related to the Oscar 40 Satellite
Sept. 18th, 2001* Steve, VE3TBD and Lori McFarlane,
Eric and Anne Teutch
The planning and making of the contact with the International Space Station from Merivale High School
Nov. 13th, 2001 Ken Oelke, VE6AFO - President of RAC The latest news from Radio Amateurs of Canada
Feb. 19th, 2002 Gerry King, VE3GK Description of how he makes his web site - illustrating his many projects
May 21st, 2002 Cary Honeywell, VE3EV History and application of IRLP (Internet Radio Linking Project)
Sept. 17th, 2002* Neil Carleton, VE3NCE - Almonte Elementary School Teacher Radio in the Classroom
Nov. 20th, 2002 Bill Gillis, VE1WG - RAC President Overview of RAC operation and services
Feb. 18th, 2003 Jim Dean, VE3IQ Issues of concern to WRC-2003 and beyond
May 20th, 2003 Martin Potter, VE3OAT Intruders in the Amateur Bands
Sept. 16th, 2003* Roy John Retracing the route travelled by Ernest Shackleton's
Expedition to the Antarctic Ocean
Nov. 18th, 2003 David Conn, VE3KL "Signals and Noise in Amateur Radio Systems"
Feb. 17th, 2004 Dick Bonnycastle, VE3FUA Design and characteristics of "High Performance Receivers"
May 18th, 2004 Bert Barry, VE3QAA Antennas and Propagation on 160 meters - ("The Gentleman's Band"
Sept. 21st, 2004* Ian Martin, VE3PSK Training and Relationship of a "Guide Dog for the Blind"
Nov. 16th, 2004 Will Brown - (Computer Recyclers) "Used Electronics - Landfill or Recycle"
Feb. 15th, 2005 Fred Green, VE3IO Development of Hybrid Electric Vehicles
May 17th, 2005* Ernie Brown, VA3OEB Wartime Experiences as a Radio Operator in the Merchant Marine
Sept. 20th, 2005 Richard Barlow Radio Control of Model Aircraft
Nov. 15th, 2005 Ken Pulfer, VE3PU World Radio Conferences - ("A Typical Day at the Office"
Feb. 21st, 2006 Doug Leach, VE3XK History and Activities of QCWA - including Chaper 70
May 16th, 2006* Frank Finlay - Atomic Energy of Canada (ret'd) "Good Old Radiation" - (What it is and some sources of radiation)
Sept. 19th, 2006 David Conn - VE3KL "Polarization in Nature, Technology and Radio"
Nov. 21st, 2006 Clare Fowler - VE3NPC "Real World Helix Antenna Comparison Measurements"
Feb. 20th, 2007 Rick Bandla - VE3CVG and Ken Asmus - VA3KA D-Star - (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio) and the OARDG
May 15, 2007 Ernie Brown - VA3OEB "Radio Waves Across The North" North-West Staging Route
Sep 18, 2007 Bob MacKenzie - VA3RKM, Mike Babineau - VE3WMB and Martin Gillen - VA3SIE "Kit Building Revisited - the Elecraft Way"
Nov 20, 2007 Ken Pulfer - VE3PU and Jim Dean - VE3IQ "World Radio Conference 2007 - The Inside Story"
Feb 19, 2008 Bill Barrie - VE3AAS "Project 572 and VE8GY - the development phase of the DEW Line"
May 20, 2008 Brian Jeffrey - VE3UU "Arctic Adventures from the Coldest Part of  the Cold War"
Sep 16, 2008 Al Penney - VO1NO/VE3 "Low Band Receiving Antennas"
Nov 18, 2008 Bryan Rawlings - VE3QN "Confirming Contacts - QSL, eQSL, etc"
Nov 18,2008 Dave Green - VE3TLY "Microcontrollers and Amateur Radio"
Feb 17, 2009 Dave Goodwin - VE3AAQ / VO1AU " The Future of Radio Amateurs of Canada"
May 19, 2009 Doug Leach - VE3XK "Mapping the Canadian North"
Sep 15, 2009 Doug Leach - VE3XK  "Chapter 70 History Production Choices"
Sep 15, 2009 Barrie Crampton - VE3BSB "Amateur Radio Journeys to the Edge of Space"
Nov 17, 2009 Michael Babineau - VE3WMB "Hints and Tricks for Successful Portable Operations"
Feb 16, 2010 Jack Belrose - VE2CV "Electric Magnetic - Electrically Small Antennas"
Sep 21, 2010 Ying Hum - VA3YH "My Journey into Short-Wave Radio Listening and Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM)"
Nov 16, 2010 Greg Danylchenko - VE3YTZ/VA3GD "Software Defined Radios - A Personal Journey"
Feb 15, 2011 Glenn Macdonell - VE3XRA "Radio Astronomy and Amateur Radio"
Sep 21, 2010 Ying Hum - VA3YH "My Journey into Short-Wave Radio Listening and Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM)"
Nov 16, 2010 Greg Danylchenko - VE3YTZ /VA3GD "Software Defined Radios - A Personal Journey"
Feb 21, 2012 Doug Leach VE3XK "Ground-Mounted Verticals - Dispelling Radial Misconceptions and the 43 ft Vertical"
May 15, 2012 John Gilbert VE3CXL "Analyzing and Indexing Old Photographs - Lessons Learned from Working with Photographic Collections"
Sep 18, 2012 Michael Babineau VE3WMB "The Hellschreiber Digital Mode"
Nov 20, 2012 Wayne Getchell VE3CZO "An RF Analog Design from Concept to First Prototype"
Feb 19, 2013 Frank Stratton VE3YY " Modern Trailer Communications"
May 21, 2013 John Barnhardt VE3ZOV "The Great Waterfront Trail Adventure"
Sept 17, 2013 Dave Goodwin VE3AAQ  "Ham Radio Culture Shock"
Nov 19, 2013 Doug Leach VE3XK "Adding Panoramic Display Using SDR"
Feb 18, 2014 George Roach VE3BNO "Ottawa's First Repeater VE2CRA - the first few years".
May 13, 2014  David Conn VE3KL "Introducing Amateur Radio to Youth - 1"
May 13, 2014 Bryan Rawlings VE3QN "Introducing Amateur Radio to Youth - 2"
Sept 16, 2014 Clayton Smith VE3IRR "Designing Software Defined Radios with GNU Software"
Nov 18, 2014 Bryan Rawlings VE3QN "The Quest for Sixty Metres"
Feb 17, 2015 Richard Ferch VE3KI "The QCWA QSO Party - March 14, 2015"
May 19, 2015 John Gilbert VE3CXL "Hams I Met at Work"
Sept 15, 2015 Harrie Jones VE3HYS "Lightning and Grounding"
Nov 17, 2015 Norm Rashleigh VE3LC "Yaesu System Fusion"
Feb 23, 2016 David Green VE3TLY "Off The Grid At VA2GN"
May 17, 2016 Ying Hum VA3YH "Hong Kong Amateur Radio Transmission Before and After 1997"
Sept 20, 2016 Alan Goodacre VE3HX "Long-Delayed Echoes"
Nov 15, 2016 Norm Rashleigh VE3LC "Teaching the OVMRC Amateur Radio Course"
Feb 21, 2017 Bryan Rawlings VE3QN "A Wire to the New World"
May 16, 2017 John Gilbert VE3CXL "The Remarkable Wireless World of Ernie Brown VA3OEB"
Sept 19, 2017 Barry Crampton VE3BSB "The Canada 150th Anniversary C3 Project"
Nov 21, 2017 Ralph Cameron VE3BBM "Building the Grande Prairie to Alaska Microwave System"
Feb 20, 2018 Jose Campione VA3PCJ "Improbable QRP Adventures of an Even More Improbable Ham"
May 15, 2018 John Gilbert VE3CXL "A Shoebox of QSL Cards: Memories of Solar Cycle 19"
Sept 18, 2018 Chris Allingham VE3FU "Remote Controlling of VO2AC from VE3FU in Kemptville"
Nov 20, 2018 Norm Rashleigh VE3LC "VE3LC's Electric Vehicle, a 2018 Hyundai IONIQ"
Feb19, 2019 Ray Perrin VE3FN, VY0AAA "Amateur Microwave Communications 10 GHz and Up"
May 21, 2019 Four Senior Chapter 70 Members "A brief history of my amateur radio experiences"
Sept 17, 2019 Michael Babineau, VE3WMB "Amateur Radio 20M WSPR Pico Balloon Beacon"

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