CANADIAN EPICS IN RADIOCOMMUNICATION
ALUMNI WHO LIVED THE ADVENTURE OF RADIO
WIRELESS TELEGRAPHISTS - SPARKS - RADIO PIONEERS
RADIO OPERATORS - RADIO TECHNICIANS
RADIO TECHNOLOGISTS - RADIO ENGINEERS
RADIO INSPECTORS - SPECTRUM MANAGERS
ÉPOPÉES CANADIENNES EN RADIOCOMMUNICATION
LES ANCIENS QUI ONT VÉCU L'AVENTURE DE LA RADIO
TÉLÉGRAPHISTES SANS FIL - PIONNIERS DE LA RADIO
OPÉRATEURS RADIO - TECHNICIENS RADIO
TECHNOLOGUES RADIO - INGÉNIEURS RADIO
INSPECTEURS RADIO - GESTIONNAIRES DU SPECTRE
A biography of Jack Chalmers will follow soon but this is a temporary "stub" as Jack's pictures are included in the article I have posted to the site on the Radio Ranges. Jack sent me the pictures a couple of years ago. When the Northwest Staging Route ,which is now the Alaska Highway, was set up to handle material to the Pacific Jack voluntered to work on the Aeradio at one of the several airports being built along the route. He became Station Manager at Fort Nelson. Jack later became one of the first two Telecom Area Managers, (TAMS) - appointed in 1967.
Frank Statham - 5 January, 2010
I remember Jack as the TAM at Vancouver Airport back in the late 1960's. I was on my way to Cape Scott (north end of Vancouver Island) from Victoria to repair a reportage outage of the aeronautical beacon. I flew into Vancouver airport and went to see him and pick up my tickets to Port Hardy. He wasn't too keen in handing them over because I think he thought I was too young for the task! After a he made a few phone calls he handed them over and off I went. A strange introduction, I must say. I was 22 at the time.