The Board of Trustees of the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame are pleased to appoint Phil Anderson, VE3FAS, of Amaranth, Ontario to the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame for the year 2016. Amaranth is a township within Dufferin County in south-central Ontario.
The Constitution for the Hall of Fame specifies that the appointment is made "for outstanding achievement and excellence of the highest degree, for serious and sustained service to Amateur Radio in Canada, or to Amateur Radio at large". Phil Anderson is most worthy of this honour.
Phil obtained his Amateur Radio licence in 1961. After a distinguished engineering career in defence research and space design he became an instructor at Humber College. His Amateur Radio involvement includes 50 years of service with the National Traffic System and he was awarded the prestigious Brass Pounders League Medallion for outstanding achievement in passing third party traffic. Phil served with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Eastern Area, was the Manager of the Eastern Canadian Net and Transcontinental Corps (TCC), and he volunteered with the QSL bureau for over 20 years.
Phil Anderson will be formally inducted to the Hall of Fame at a club event in 2017. A detailed account of his achievements will be presented in a future edition of The Canadian Amateur.
Prepared by Ed Frazer, VE7EF
Chair, Board of Trustees
Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame