From: RAC Headquarters
Date: July 28, 2001
Subject: VE3GLN Amateur of the Year 2000
The RAC Board of Directors take great pleasure in announcing
their election of Glenn McLeod, VE3GLN of Ottawa, as the
Canadian Radio Amateur of the Year for 2000.
Glenn retired as a Major in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1988
and is currently logistics officer at the Communications
Research Centre. He was licensed in 1978 as VO1DV, later as
VE3MPR and now VE3GLN. He is active on all bands and
modes from 160 metres through to 70 cm with 270 countries
Glenn's contributions to amateur radio are many, however it is
for one particular achievement that Glenn earned this award for
the conception and organization of a record-breaking 35A Field
Day entry in the Ottawa-Hull region. It was this event where the
opening ceremony was honoured with the presence of
representatives from RAC, RAQI and the ARRL. The event was
officially opened by Michael Binder, Assistant Deputy Minister,
Spectrum Management, Industry Canada, who addressed the
public and emphasized the contribution of Amateur Radio to the
service of the public.
An engraved silver tray, will be presented to Glenn by Doug
Leach, VE3XK, RAC Ontario - North Regional Director.