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Ronald C. (Ron) Powers

VE3FIN QCWA # 34333

Joined DOT as a Radio Operator in 1958

Retired from DOC in 1991

 
 

Grew up in Ottawa

 

Education / Employment History

 

1957-1958 – Radio College of Canada (Toronto) – Graduated with Second Class Radiotelegraph Certificate

1958-1960 – Department of Transport – Pagwa River (Ontario) Aeradio Station – Radio Operator

1960-1963 - Department of Transport – Stirling (Ontario) Aeradio Station – Radio Operator

1963-1964 - Department of Transport – Great Whale River (Quebec) Aeradio Station – Radio Operator

1964-1970 - Department of Transport – Almonte (Ontario) Monitoring Station – Technician

1970-1975 – Department of Communications - Almonte (Ontario) Monitoring Station – Manager

1975-1980 - Department of Communications – Ottawa District Office – Manager

1980-1991 - Department of Communications – Headquarters – Frequency Assignment Technician

 

Amateur Radio History

1962 – first licensed as VE3FIN in Stirling, Ontario.

Member of Almonte Radio Relay League.

Member of Champlain Regional Repeater Association.

Serving as Instructor for the Ottawa Canadian Power and Sail Squadron (Power) Marine VHF Course.

Member of QCWA and Chapter 70. Presented with QCWA “45 Years Licensed” lapel pin at the Chapter 70 February 2010 dinner meeting.

 

Biography prepared by VE3XK with assistance from VE3FIN 2010-12-10

 

 

Hi Ron:

 

Thank you for the info you sent me on the former site of the Almonte Monitoring Station. I note it was on Highway 29 between Almonte (now Mississipi Mills) and Carleton Place. My grandson lives in Almonte so I went to check the site during my last visit.

 

I note that the road going into the site is almost abandoned. I also see a building in the far field. Is it the old monitoring station building ? See Google Earth aerial photos below.

 

Donald

2 February 2014

 

  

Hi Don:

 

Good to hear from you. 

 

The building at the end of the apparent road was built there by the RCMP when they occupied the site . It may have been used as a firing range. The building used by the monitoring station has been torn down.

 

Sorry  I am a bit busy/disorganized these days. We moved from Nepean to Amberwood village, Stittsville recently.....my hard drive failed....my real old photos of Almonte are still in boxes some where in a very messy basement !!!

 

I did pass on a pile of stuff about the monitoring station to Laval years ago and I wonder how much you have....do feel free to ask....I'll do my best to recall and answer.

 

Cheers to all

 

Ron

3 February 2014 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links   -   Liens

1956 - From the Dominion Experimental Farm in Ottawa to Almonte - Monitoring Station Moves to New Home