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
After leaving High School in 1950, Stanley joined the RCAF as a radar technician spending four years as a radar instructor on the Pine Tree radar chain. He applied to go to university but, because he was color blind, the RCAF would not accept him. So he transferred to the Army who put him through university (University of Saskatchewan) . After graduating in engineering, he spent three years with the Army in the Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
In 1961 he transferred to the public service, the Telecommunications Branch of the Department of Transport in Ottawa.
In 1964 he won a competition as the Superintendent of Radio Engineering, DoT, in Vancouver. In 1975 he was appointed as the Regional Systems Engineer, in what was then the Dept. of Communications, then in 1983 he became the Regional Broadcasting Engineer until his retirement in 1988.
During his stay in the public service he was very active in the community. He served in the Militia from 1964 to 1977 where he commanded a Service Battalion at the rank of Lieutenant- Colonel. He served four years on the B.C. Parole Board interviewing inmates for parole eligibility. Served a number of years as National President of the RCEME (Army) Association and Provincial President of the Military Order of St Lazarus.
He was awarded many Awards and Decorations some of which are Knight Commander Military Order of St Lazarus, Knight in the Order of Saint John, Queens Silver Jubilee Medal, NATO Special Service Medal, Canadian Forces Decoration and Canadian Commemorative Medal.
Where are they now?
Here is the volunteer work I have been doing recently with CESO in underdeveloped countries.
My first assignment was the most interesting and longest. In the late '90s I got an assignment in Armenia to design a Radio Monitoring system for the country. Armenia is a bit larger than Vancouver Island and very mountainous, which involved many stations. This was a six month assignment. I had to design the system, go out to tender and make a recommendation to the Minister of Communications as to the successful bidder.Aerosystems from Montreal was the successful bidder over an English and a German firm. The Armenian government did'nt have the money to pay for the system and they could not get a loan from any financial institution so the system was delayed until last year when to my knowledge they got some financing and proceeded with the project. I was very grateful to Tom Batts from the Vancouver office who supplied me with alot of information regarding Canada's Monitoring facilities.
Next I spent several weeks with the UN (food bank) doing a telecomm survey in south east Asia to determine what facilities they actually had there and how they could be streamline and made more efficient.
Because telecommunication is not associated with underdeveloped countries I was'nt getting any more assignments, but I noticed that ISO 9000 was in demand especially in eastern European countries. I studied up on ISO 9000 and my first assignment was three years ago in Russia in a city of Izhevesk, at the base of the Ural mountains next to Siberia. This was a milk processing company who wanted to get ISO certified and to export their dairy products to the European Common Market. I spent the months of November and December there and was it cold!! I showed them what was to be done and then left them to their own devices and sure enough six months later I received an invitation to attend their ISO certificate presentation ceremony. They were one of the first firms in Russia to become ISO certified. Since then I had two other ISO assignments since one to Moldova at a carpet weaving factory and in Kazakstan at a medical equipment manufacturing firm.
Recently I could not take on any assignments because of my wife's illness but when circumstances change I will resume my travels. To keep current with ISO 9000 I am presently doing the paper work to have a local company ISO certified, this firm is a water treatment operation. It presently has sales in China and Europe but wants to expand its market to countries which demand ISO certification before they buy his products.
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