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2012-04-20

RAC Bulletin 2012-24E - New Deputy Director Ontario North/East
2012-04-20

I am pleased to announce that Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA of Ottawa has agreed to become the new Deputy Director for Radio Amateurs of Canada, North East Ontario Region.

He obtained his Basic Amateur certificate with honours in 2008 and obtained his Advanced Amateur certification in 2009. He has been interested in Amateur Radio since the late 1950's and participating in a couple of Field Days with the Kingston ARC in the early 1960's.

Once Glenn obtained his license he joined several Ottawa clubs and started to take a leadership role in the Ottawa ARC. In 2011 he was elected president, a position he continues to hold. He led the team that made presentations the Ottawa city council regarding amateur radio exemptions from the municipal public consultation process for antenna systems which was completed successfully in March 2012.

Glenn enjoys operating on the bands from 160 m to 70 cm using various modes of communications. He participates in public service, assisting in the Canadian Ski Marathon 2010, 11, 12, and as net control on local HF and VHF (SSB) nets. He also dabbles on microwave bands from 2.4GHz to 24 GHz during ARRL VHF and microwave contests.

During his working career he was employed by the Federal Government in various departments as diverse as Environment to Foreign Affairs. He was also an advisor on industrial development and international cooperation related to Canada's space program (Space Station, RADARSAT 1 and RADARSAT 2, space science and satellite telecommunications).

Glenn will bring administration, innovation and management skills to RAC and I am looking forward to working with him as part of the North'East Ontario team.

Glenn can be reached via email at ve3xra@rac.ca

Bill Unger VE3XT
North East Ontario Regional Director
Radio Amateurs of Canada

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Vernon Ikeda - VE2MBS/VE2QQ
Pointe-Claire, Québec
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