The RAC Board of Directors is pleased to welcome two new officers to the RAC Executive: Doug Schultz, VE1IOU and Al Masse, VE3CWP.
RAC Chief Information Technology Officer
Doug Schultz, VE1IOU, has been appointed as RAC’s new Chief Information Technology Officer.
Doug resides near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, having moved to Canada from the United States five years ago. He is a semi-retired Electrical Engineer, with a career spanning 38 years. He has 20 issued or pending patents in the RF/microwave and commercial semiconductor fields. He has been involved with the 802.11 WLAN market since its inception and he led the development of the first commercially available application specific chipset for this market.
Doug has been an Amateur since 1976 and is a member of Radio Amateurs of Canada and a Life Member of the American Radio Relay League. He is also a member of the Lunenburg Amateur Radio Club and the Quarter Century Wireless Association.
Doug’s Amateur Radio interest are varied and are centred primarily around HF operations including fixed, mobile and remote operating. His home station on Heckman’s Island includes an Anan 7000DLE SDR, SPE Expert 1.3kFA amplifier, along with various antennas including a Mosley Pro-67B with a good view of the Atlantic just 100 yards away. All station operation is fully automated and frequently operated remotely.
Doug also operates HF and VHF/UHF mobile, with a Kenwood TS-480 HF radio and an Icom ID-5100 VHF/UHF D-Star radio permanently mounted in his vehicle. During the winter months he frequently operates maritime mobile from Florida and the Bahamas. He also enjoys QRP operation in the field and experimenting with QRP equipment and antennas.
RAC Corporate Secretary
As announced in the May-June 2019 issue of The Canadian Amateur, Al Masse, VE3CWP, has been appointed to the position of RAC Corporate Secretary. Al served as the RAC Corporate Secretary from 2013-2015 and comes to us with a wealth of organizational skills, history and wisdom.
Al was first licensed on his 16th birthday on May 29, 1958 and has been active in Amateur Radio for over 60 years as described in the following profile:
“I enjoy homebrewing, experimenting with antennas, participating in contests, chasing DX, ragchewing and so on.
I operate on CW, but also enjoy QSOs on SSB, RTTY and PSK31, and am also involved with DMR. Lastly, I operate on all bands from 160 up to and including 440 MHz. My shack is visible on QRZ.com.
I retired in 2011 after running my own property management business for 18 years. I also served as a Bank Manager for two Canadian Chartered banks for 27 years.
My educational background includes a Fellowship in the Institute of Canadian Bankers (FICB) and I have a degree in Business Administration which I acquired by attending night school at various colleges and universities while working in the banking industry.”
Congratulations Doug and Al! We look forward to working with you.
Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA
RAC President and Chair