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Radio Operations

Opérations de la radio

Radio Operators (RO)

Sparks and Technicians

Opérateurs radio (RO)

et Techniciens

 

From Milton Watts

Souvenirs of Smith River Radio (1950-1951)

Souvenirs of Cambridge Bay Radio (1951-1953)
Souvenirs of Medicine Hat Radio (1953-1954)

Cambridge Bay (again) (1954-1955)

Souvenirs of Edmonton Radio May 1955 - August 1958)

Souvenirs of Norman Wells Radio (1958 - 1959)

Installation/Construction Tech Western Region (1959 - 1987)

Milton Watts Photo Album

 

From Chas Fisher

Northern Vignettes... # 1 (Prince Philip next door in 1953)

 

From Al Miller

Vancouver radio  1945-48

 

From Ed Harvey

Nitchequon 1959/1960

 

From Ernest Holland

Sojourn in the Eastern Arctic

Ernie Hollands Photo Album

 

From Roland Masse

A Radio Operator in Gander 1943

 

From Lea Barker

A Brief History of MCTS

 

From Michael Power

History of the Car Radio

Mike Power Photo Album

 

From Charles Mackie

A Lancaster return trip from England (MP3 audio file)

Off from Iceland to Montreal (MP3 audio file)

 

From Lloyd George Russill

From Halifax to Vancouver via the Northwest Passage in 1944

 

Les récits de Yvan Gaudreault

Yvan Gaudreault Photo Album

 

Three Radio Operators Killed in a Plane Crash in 1949

 

Tatlock Early History

 

1962 Radio Operators Poster

 
DOT Radio Operator #500 - Gilles St-Pierre
 

Gerry Brushett Photo Album

 

Frank Adams Photo Album

 

Rosaire Harvey Photo Album

 

Bill Webb Photo Album

 

John Gilbert Photo Album

 

John Trinko Photo Album

 

Jim Jung Photo Album

 

Al Daly's Nitchequon Photo Album

 

Reynald Dionne (Lac Éon) Photo Album

 

Roger Squires Photo Album

 

Cecil Kenny Photo Album

 

Terry Gibson Photo Album

 

Mike LeBlanc Photo Album

 

Bernard Monday Photo Album

 

Old Sparks and Things (Laval's Album)

 

Some Early East Coast Sparks

 

ROs in Arctic -  1951

 

Wilbur F. Miller added to Roll Call. He graduated from Radio College of Canada in 1942

 

 

Training

Formation

 

 

Ionospheric Work

Recherches ionosphériques

 

 

Operations - Other Topics

Opérations - Autres sujets

 

 

 

Radio Regulations

(Spectrum Management)

Règlementation de la radio

(Gestion du spectre)

Radio Inspectors (RI)

and Spectrum Management Officers (SMO)

Inspecteurs radio (RI)

et Agents de la gestion du spectre (AGS)

 

 

Radio Interference / Investigations

Brouillage de la radio / Enquêtes

 

Static Kills Radio Reception

 

Our Radio Trouble Hunters   (1927)

 

All in a Day's Work (locating interference sources) (1961)

 

Interfering with Interference (1967)

 

My first day as a Radio Inspector in 1973 Donald Courcy
 
RF energy affects heart pacer (1975)

 

Doing what comes naturally (Janet Palardy) (1975)
Faire un métier parce qu'il nous plait (Janet Palardy) (1975)
Regulations to curb radio interference (1976)
 
Crane raises Cain till grounded (1979)

 

Closet calling teeth...closet calling teeth (1980)

 

Spectrum Management Sector: problem solver (1985)

 

New regulations prevent spectrum pollution (1989)
 
Airwave interference problem solved by district office (1989)

 

Radio interference now a smaller headache (1994)

 

Artificial intelligence to assist radio interference inspector (1994)

 

Radiofrequency Interference

 

Radio Interference in Lloydminster, Alberta in 1950

 

Radio Interference at Saint John NB in 1944

 

(1930) Severe Radio Interference in Squamish, BC

 

Interference in Hanna, Alberta in 1929

 

Investigation on the Gaspe Peninsula Alban Violette

Enquête en Gaspésie Alban Violette

Of Interference on 156.8 MHz   from another easterner

 

Interference on the DEW Line   Alban Violette

Brouillage sur la ligne DEW Alban Violette

DOC man broke rum runner's code  by Cec Kenny

 

Assistance... technical or other ?   Alban Violette

Assistance.. technique ou autre Alban Violette

Instruments Used For Finding Sources of Interference

 

Locating Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT's & EPIRB's)

 

Monitoring, Inspection and Interference Investigation Vehicles - Before 1955

 

Monitoring, Inspection and Interference Investigation Vehicles - 1955 to 2005

 

Vehicles Used for Finding Interference

 

Van Kluver

 

Various Equipment

 

Photo Gallery - Systems

 

Ottawa shells out to avert emergency radio interference

 

 

Inspections / Enforcement

Inspections / Application de la loi

 
Inspecting CKAC (Montreal)  (1922)

 

Illegal in Quebec City  (Laval Desbiens)

Illégal à Québec  (Laval Desbiens)

Radio Inspection Ain't What it Used to be - Tom Foucault (1974)
Un autodictate pas comme les autres - Tom Foucault (1974)
Vancouver Inspectors check fishing boats, super tankers (1975)

 

Doing what comes naturally (Janet Palardy) (1975)
Faire un métier parce qu'il nous plait (Janet Palardy) (1975)
CATV Inspections easier with new truck (1975)

 

Vancouver - A marine emphasis (1981)

 

Offshore radio safety inspection: a "first" for DOC inspectors  (1981)

 

Radio inspectors - Guardians of the airwaves (1988)

 

Inspector helps track down criminal (1988)

 

Radio inspector battles the elements (1988)

 

Northern Radio Inspector Rolf Ziemann finds variety in job (1989)

 

A Day with Inspector Philip (1998)

 

Radio Inspectors Take the Road Less Travelled (1999)

 

Locating Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT's & EPIRB's)

 

1947 - Much ado about the radio inspector

 

Investigation on the Gaspe Peninsula Alban Violette

Enquête en Gaspésie Alban Violette

DOC man broke rum runner's code  by Cec Kenny

 

Assistance... technical or other ?   Alban Violette

Assistance.. technique ou autre Alban Violette

Monitoring, Inspection and Interference Investigation Vehicles - Before 1955

 

Monitoring, Inspection and Interference Investigation Vehicles - 1955 to 2005

 

Vehicles Used for Finding Interference

 

Van Kluver

 

Various Equipment

 

Photo Gallery - Systems

 

 

Monitoring

Surveillance

 

Illegal in Quebec City  (Laval Desbiens)

Illégal à Québec  (Laval Desbiens)

1972 - Excuses for an infringement report

1972 - Pour expliquer un rapport d'irrégularité (timeless)

Now it can be told ! Radio operators in the Battle of the Atlantic
(Lloyd Cope) (1940)

 

Ottawa Monitoring Station Moves to New Home in Almonte

(1956)

 

C. A. Bambrick, OIC Strathburn Monitoring Station

wins suggestion award (1962)

 

Policing the Airwaves, Montague Monitoring Station on

Prince Edward Island (Bob Ferguson) (1962)

 

Maurice Drew recalls an adventure with VE8TU in Alert  1963

 

Retirement - E. Davey (1964)

 

Early efforts in Ottawa 1967 report from Ed Davey

 

Monitoring stations guard against interference

(Léo Daigle)    (1975)

 

A monitoring pioneer recalls the way it was (1976) (Ed Davey)

 

New mobile spectrum monitoring system unveiled (1985)

 

Project Interact - New wave in spectrum management (1987)

 

Surrey monitoring site (1988)

 

Communications Canada gets a bearing on

direction-finding equipment  (1994)

 

Mysterious Vans in the Glebe (1998)

 

Project PIRATES (2007)(English) (PDF format)

Projet PIRATES (2007)(Français) (format PDF)

Channel occupancy ( Maurice Drew )

 

Mobile Integrated Remote System (MIRS)

 

Remote monitoring trailer and IRMA

 

Grand Island Monitoring Station

 

Bill Wilson has recollections about the activities carried out

at the Ottawa Monitoring Station

 

From the Pacific Region: A chronicle which relates to

monitoring and 'Y' activities  by James Whiteside

 

Better service planned for users of spectrum    (1975)

 

P.I.R.A.T.E.S. - Time Synchronized High Speed Multi Site Wideband DF Scanning

 

Early Spectrum Scanners

 

Surveillance and Monitoring Receivers Over the Years

 

Measuring Frequencies with the Racal RA17C12

 

Monitoring, Inspection and Interference Investigation Vehicles - Before 1955

 

Monitoring, Inspection and Interference Investigation Vehicles - 1955 to 2005

 

Vehicles Used for Finding Interference

 

Van Kluver

 

Various Equipment

 

Photo Gallery - Systems

 

History of Monitoring Stations in the Pacific Region (Laval Desbiens - 2009)

 

Regional Spectrum Services Centre - RSSC Acton

 

Modernization of the Saint-Rémi Monitoring Station in 2010

 

Ottawa shells out to avert emergency radio interference

 

1998 - SSS Monitoring System

 

 

Legislation / Regulations / Licensing

Coordination

Législation / Règlements / Autorisations

Coordination

 

CANCOORD and USCOORD by Mike Connolly

 

Wireless Telegraph Act (1905) (in French)
 
Confirmation of Marconi Agreement (1906)
 

EARLY JOINT CANADA / UNITED STATES RADIO FREQUENCY

 

Computer Automation in the Early 1980s by Maurice R. Drew

 

A new coding for an emission

 

Private Radio Receiving License issued to Alfred Crevier (1932)

 

CBC Requesting an Increase to $5 per year for the Radio

 

Receiving License Fee - $10 Proposed for TV Reception (1949)

 

Radio Licence Section photo (1950)

 

Trade Fair Showcases Radio Division (1950)

 

Special Private Receiving Station Licence (1951)

 

Radio Licence is Gone by G.H. Hierllhy (1953)

 

New Licence Policy Proposed - 12.7 to 12.95 Gigahertz    (1974)
 
Licence fee hike: first in 7 years (1975)

 

2,200 radio permits issued by district to city on wheels (Stan Davis) (1975)

 

Break! Break! - new channels for CB radio (1977)

 

Variable fee schedule new for radio licences (1979)

 

Spectrum allocations: making a policy (1979)
 
Taking a new look at personal radio (1979)

 

Review yields new licensing system (1997)

 

Notes on the Bill Beaton Collection of Radio Licences  by John Gilbert

 

Remember When We Had Private Receiving Station Licences ?   by Bill Wilson

 

More on Private Radio Receiving Licences

 

Peter Sorenson's Private Receiving Licences 1928 to 1953

 
Computer analysts tackle EDP needs    (1975)
 
Department computerizes the West Coast    (1978)
 
SMS: better use of a crowded spectrum (1979)
 
CB'ers take heart, Big Buddy's on the job  (1980)
 
Department demonstrates computer expertise  (1989)
 
Computers help keep border airwaves clear   (1989)
 
CESA: Computer program speeds licence applications   (1992)
 
Between friends    (1976)
 
Spectrum management between friends   (1980)
 

Canada/U.S. Radio Frequency Planning and Coordination   by Bill Wilson

 
Going once! Going Twice! Sold! (1998)
 

SIA - A knowledge tool for Spectrum Management

 

Kaypro Equipment

 

Photo Gallery - Systems

 

LOXCEL - For business and industry who wish to research, analyze, and explore the records in Industry Canada's Assignment and Licensing System (ALS).

 

 

 

Examinations and Operators Certificates

Examens et Certificats d'opérateurs radio

 

 

Amateur Radio Service

Service radioamateur

 

Development of Radio Regulations for the Radio Amateur Service (1904 - 1924 ) by Larry Reid, VE7LR

 

July 1919 Issue of Radio Amateur News Magazine   Courtesy of Jacques Hamel, VE2DJQ

 

1920 - Certificate No. 1 of Proficiency In Radiotelegraphy Granted by the Department of the Naval Servic

 

1921 - License No. 167 to use Radiotelegraphy Granted by the Department of the Naval Service

 

1923 - License No. 1 to use Radiotelegraphy Granted by the Dominion of Newfoundland

 

Souvenir of a radio amateur exam at the Montreal district office

 

On the subject of amateur examination by Michael Cresthol

 

Communications on the air - VY9CC (1989)

 

More news about VY9CC (1989)

 

Development of Radio Regulations for the Amateur Service (1990)
 

The Ham Radio Cartoons of the late Stan Hill, VE3DQ  Compiled by John Gilbert, VE3CXL to ensure history will not be lost

 

Field Day 1992 - The Minister On The Air

 

Maurice Drew recalls VE8TU in Alert

 

 

Offices - District, Regions & Headquarters

Bureaux - District, Régions et Quartier-général

 
Key Telecom Staff Meet in Ottawa  (1955)

 

Regional Radio Regulations Superintendents meet in Ottawa (1962)

 

New District Offices - Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and

Windsor, Ontario (1974)

 

New offices open (1975)                                      

 

New district office opens in Cranbrook (1975)

 

New district office in Charlottetown (1976)

 

Regional directors pow-wow in Ottawa (1980)

 

Vancouver - A marine emphasis  (1981)

 

Spotlight on the Regional Offices (1983)

 

New offices in Vancouver (1983)

 

Ottawa district office: nerve centre for a wide area (1984)

 

District Managers gather (1987)

 

St. John's staff depend on self-reliance and co-operation (1992)

 

Heavy spectrum use keeps Island hopping (1992)

 

Toronto district: innovation makes it work (1992)

 

Mavor Moore talks culture at National District Directors' meeting (1993)

 

District Office Directors swap homes and jobs (1993)

 

District offices team up to beat pager interference to ships (1993)

 

Hello from Spectrum (District Directors Meeting) (1997)

 

Radio Regulations / Spectrum Management Regions

 

 

Laboratory, Testing and Equipment Certification

Laboratoires, Essais et Certification d'appareils

 

 

International and I.T.U.

International et U.I.T.

 

DOT Officials at World Conferences (1956)
 
Charlie Acton and the Canadian Delegation to the ITU in 1959 (1960)
 
Delegation to CCIR Plenary Assembly (1963)
 
EARC 63 (Space Radiocommunication and Radio Astronomy) Delegation Report (PDF)(4MB) Annex (PDF)(4MB)
 
Perrin Elected to ITU Body (1974)
 
CCIR Plenary Assembly (1974)
 
Advent of Satellite Broadcasting Raises International Concerns (1974)
 
Nations disagree at conference on broadcast satellites (WARC '77) (1977)
 

CCIR Kyoto 1978

 
Canada announces 1979 WARC proposals (1979)
 
Follow the guide for a tour of the international branch (1979)
 
Well done: WARC '79 (1980)
 
WARC: huge task, successful result (1980)
 
What a difference 20 years makes (1980)
 
Canada and Saudi Arabia sign an agreement (1981)
 
The 1983 RARC - a long and exacting task (1982)
 
Canadian Delegation at ITU Administrative Council (1983)
 
Canadian Delegation at 83080101 COMCITEL (1983)
 
Gary Brooks departs for Geneva (1983)
 
Telecom '83 (1983)
 
John Gilbert on special assignment (1984)
 
Telecom '87 - Communications greatest show on Earth (1988)
 
Department earns a piece of the sky (1988)
 
Canadians help reach agreement on telecommunications regulations (1989)
 
International exchange: experiencing a different culture (1989)
 
ITU conference deemed a success (1989)
 
Canadians in dual role at WARC '92 (1992)
 
Bob Jones wins election to UN agency (1994)
 
International recognition for spectrum management expertise (1995)
 

Condolences from the ITU for Henry Kieffer (2011)

 

 

Broadcasting, CATV and Satellites

Radiodiffusion, Câblodistribution et Satellites

 

 

Training

Formation

 
Description of the Elmux Course (Gary Brooks) (1960)
 
DOT Radio Operator #500 - Gilles St-Pierre (1964)
 
Administrative Telecommunications Agency (ATA) - First Telecom Course (1966)
 
New DOT Course to Meet for Radio Operators (1967)
 
New Inspectors Trained (1974)

 

School in the Arctic (1974)
 
Electronics for beginners (1978)

 

Course leads to employment in Fort Smith (1981)
 
More supervisors trained (1985)
 
Informatics training in the ADMSM sector (1988)

 

Toronto employees never fully trained (1992)
 
Staff go to Kitchener for radio basics (1992)

 

Training required - the spectrum management program (1995)
 

Spectrum Management Training - Prince George, British Columbia (1997)

 

Microwave Training - Toronto (2011)

 

Training  Groups - Sessions de formation

Monitoring :  1961 , 1966 ,  

Inspection  :  19xx , 1965 , 1967

TIRL - Recruits :  A  ,  B ,

 

 

Emergency Telecom

Télécommunications d'urgence

 

Flood Waters in Winnipeg (1950)
 
Committee plans for disasters (1977)
 
Saving lives by keeping tabs (1979)
 
Communications keep flood control afloat (1979)
 
Department provides services to Saint-Basile-Le-Grand (1988)
 

Emergency Telecommunications - When a Little Co-operation

 
Goes a Long Way (1995)
 
Got an Emergency? Just Call on a Good Neighbour (1996)
 
Emergency Communications in the Yukon Receives a Boost (1997)
 
IC Pitches In To Beat The Flood Of The Century in Manitoba  by Michel Milot  (1997)
 
Ice Storm 98 - To The Aid Of Telecommunications Companies by Mélanie Turcotte  (1998)
 
Ice Storm 98 - Vital systems keep going by Michel Milot  (1998)
 
Swissair (1998)
 
Telecom: an essential service (1999)
 

Swissair Flight 111 - Spectrum Team Awarded for Role in Crash

 
Aftermath (1999)
 

VY9CC

 

2001 - IC's Emergency Response Teams Spring into Action

 

 

Special Events

Évènements spéciaux

 
Television Appreciated (Coronation of the Queen) (1953)
 
Historic Phone Call Made (1956)
 
Olympic Task - Gilles Mignault, Pierre Roy, Jacques Bourassa (1974)
 
Olympics strain crowded spectrum (1975)
 

Boats make waves at Place Bonaventure (Serge Lefrançois,

 
Claude Auger, Gilbert Paquin, Richard Joubert) (1976)
 
DOC communications system smoothed papal visit (1984)
 
Fort Simpson well prepared for the Pope (1987)
 
Ice Storm 98 - To The Aid Of Telecommunications Companies by Mélanie Turcotte (1998)
 
Ice Storm 98 - Vital systems keep going by Michel Milot (1998)
 
Taking Care of APEC in Vancouver (1998)
 
Swissair (1998)
 

Swissair Flight 111 - Spectrum Team Awarded for Role in Crash

 
Aftermath (1999)
 
Industry Canada Prepares for Year 2000 (1999)
 

Toronto Visit of Pope John Paul II in 2002  by Donald Courcy (2002)

 
An Olympian Effort by Donald Courcy (2009)
 
Delivering a vehicle to Vancouver in December 2009 for the 2010 Winter Olympics (2009)
 

 

Regulations - Other Topics

Règlementation - Autres sujets

 

 

History of Radio Regulations

Histoire de la règlementation de la radio

 

Spectrum Management & Radio Regulations since 1905 and Radio Spectrum Allocation Chart

Gestion du spectre & Règlementation de la radio depuis 1905 et charte sur l'attribution des fréquences radioélectriques 

Art Carew Recalls on the History of Telecom Regs   by Art Carew

 

Historical highlights in the early regulations of radio in Canada
by J.W. Wilson, Nov 2006

 

Spectrum Management from the early 1970's Leading Up to Computer Automation in the Early 1980s by Maurice R. Drew

 

Canada's Radio reference case to the Privy Council in 1931

 

New legislation introduced on telecommunications    (1977)
 
Act updated to keep pace with new radio uses (1989)
 
Spectrum Framework - Phase II consultations begin (1992)
 

A Primer in RADIO SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT

 

Department of Communications (DOC) Early Days   by John Gilbert

 

Spectrum Management From the Early Years to the 1990s

Laval Desbiens

 

 

(to be sorted)

(à être trié)

 

National District Directors Workshops  (date ?)

Photo    topics


An Early History of the West Coast Radio Service by Larry Reid

including Jack Bowerman's Photo Album


National meetings

November 1966 Management Courses

1967 Regional Superintendant meeting

1978 Victoria

1989 - District directors