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The thoughtful Radio Amateur is:

Responsible -
using courteous operating practice, complying with regulations and accepted technical standards;

Progressive -
striving to develop and improve operating and technical skills;

Helpful -
offering assistance, support and encouragement to other Amateurs, especially beginners; and

Public Spirited -
offering use of station, knowledge and skills as a public service whenever possible.

Text by Bill Wilson, VE3NR (SK 2010)
The Canadian Amateur 1997 12

William J. 'Bill' Wilson, VE3NR (sk 2010)

Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame 1998.

Bill obtained his Certificate of Proficiency in Radio in 1939. He entered the Ministry of Transport in 1947 and became, in 1968, Director General of the Regulatory Service of the newly formed Ministry of Communications.

From 1959 to 1975 he represented Canada 13 times at meetings of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). He continued to promote the interests of radio amateurs with the government into the 1990s.

He died in January 2010 at the age of 88 years.