For immediate release:
On Saturday April 15, 2023, members of the Ottawa Valley Mobile Radio Club, the Ottawa Amateur Radio Club and the National Capital Chapter (70) of the Quarter Century Wireless Association – all of which Bryan Rawlings, VE3QN, is a member – held their first in-person gathering since the pandemic began in March 2020.
It was organized to formally induct Bryan into the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame and to recognize his outstanding contributions to Amateur Radio locally, nationally and internationally.
Radio Amateurs of Canada recognizes deserving Amateurs by appointments to the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame (CARHOF). The Constitution for the Hall specifies that the appointment as Member of the Hall 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”.
The Trustees of the Hall have interpreted the Constitution to mean that the person has performed significant service over many years to enhance the well-being of Amateur Radio. At the meeting Bryan received three awards:
1) RAC President Phil McBride, VA3QR, presented Bryan with the CARHOF plaque on behalf of Radio Amateurs of Canada and the CARHOF Board of Trustees.
2) Ottawa Valley Mobile Radio Club (OVMRC) President Barry Allison, VE3NA, presented Bryan with the award of “Life Membership” for his service to the Ottawa Amateur Radio community and his wonderful presentations to the OVMRC.
3) Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) Chapter 70 President Dave Parks, VE3AV, and Awards Chair Pat Brewer, VE3KJQ, presented Bryan with his QCWA Century Club Certificate, which is awarded to QCWA members who have attained 100 in the sum of their age and years of membership in the QCWA organization.
The gathering was attended by Bryan’s wife Louise and by Christine Hsu from Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), who served as Chair of the Working Party 5A Preparatory Meetings at the World Radiocommunications Conference in 2015 and worked closely with Bryan in his role as RAC Special Advisor. Special thanks to Colin Guillas, VA3CSG, who provided the IBEW Local 586 Union meeting hall for the event.
Radio Amateurs of Canada, the CARHOF Board of Trustees and the members of the three Ottawa clubs who hosted the event sincerely congratulate Bryan on his induction into the Hall of Fame. A detailed account of his achievements is included in the March-April 2023 issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine.
Frank Davis, VO1HP
Chair, Board of Trustees
Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame
Phil A. McBride, VA3QR/VA3KPJ
RAC President and Chair