VE6NM - Earle Smith Earle Smith, VE6NM

Grande Prairie, AB

First licenced in 1948 as VE1SA. During RCAF career 1948 - 1968 held calls VE3ADP, VE2ACW, VE2ATT, VE8AT, VE2ACH, VE8AT, VE3BMM, VE1ZQ/VE1WR, VE6APB, VE6NM/VE6EWS and VE8BY-B.

Served as VE8 QSL Manager for several years. Served as ARLA Director for NW Alberta and also briefly served as Assistant Canadian Radio Relay League (CRRL) Director for NW Alberta, then various executive positions with Canadian Amateur Radio Federation (CARF) and worked on merger of CARF and CRRL to form Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC), followed by many years involvement with RAC as Director for AB/NT/NU, various Executive roles and retired as President RAC December 2007. Also RAC Delegate Team Leader to several IARU Region II conferences.

Currently Life Member of RAC, QCWA, SOWP, member of ARRL and member of several amateur clubs across Canada. Proud to be the sole Canadian recipient of the prestigious Azteca Award from Federacion Mexicana de Radioamateur Experimentadores A.C (FMRE) for services rendered to amateur radio in Canada and Mexico. Amateur wise my favourite band remains Six Metres. I continue to be involved in ARES. It was a privilege for me, while serving as RAC President, to visit every Canadian Province and Territory while meeting many amateurs. I've also attended several QCWA National conventions and enjoy meeting so many enthusiastic amateurs. I also sponsor two Six Metre beacons, VE8BY at Iqaluit and VE6ARC near Grande Prairie. I am a qualified Team Facilitator and keep myself current by doing facilitation on a volunteer basis for non-profit groups. Supposedly retired, I can occasionally be found driving a Semi around Alberta and British Columbia during the winter months and in the summer months travelling with my truck camper through Canada's North, looking for new fishing spots. Life is good!


Earle Smith QCWA LM 12721

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