RAC would like to welcome our new Director ..

Phil McBride VA3QR

I was licensed in May of 1994, and hold my Advanced + Code Operator certificate. I first joined RAC approximately 14 years ago, during which I served as Emergency Coordinator for North Halton for a period of three years, and Assistant Section Manager for Ontario for an additional two. Within these roles, I had input into emergency communications planning in the Town of Halton Hills and the Region of Halton, as well as within the William Osler Hospital Foundation. In addition to my past experience within the RAC Field Organization, I am a current and active member of the Canadian Forces Affiliate Radio System. I have owned and operated an I.T. consulting firm for fifteen years, and have sat on the boards of directors for three separate not-for-profit corporations.

As Director, I intend to use my knowledge of Amateur Radio, business management and corporate governance to serve RAC, and through RAC, the broader Amateur Radio community in Canada, by encouraging not only membership, but participation within the organization. With both small and large wireless communications firms working to acquire vast amounts of RF spectrum, it is vitally important, now more than ever, to have a strong, unified lobby that can sit across the table from our country’s wireless regulators and represent the collective interests of the thousands of Amateur Radio operators throughout the country.

I look forward to working with all of those currently involved in the management of RAC, and welcome anyone with questions or concerns to contact me via e-mail at .

Phil A. McBride, VA3QR / VA3KPJ / CIW601 (CFARS)
Mobile: +1 (416) 884-0480

Website: www.va3qr.ca

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