Operators/Volunteers

Here are some of the members of the Diefenbunker Volunteer Radio Group (VRG). Most, but not all of our volunteers hold amateur radio licenses.

Name: Nick Shepherd (Chief Operator) Call sign: VE3OWV Previous calls: G8ADZ Licensed since: 1967 Preferred operating modes: HF SSB and AM Other ham activities: Maintaining the equipment at VE3CWM in the Diefenbunker.

Name: Nick Shepherd (Chief Operator)
Call sign: VE3OWV
Previous calls: G8ADZ
Licensed since: 1967
Preferred operating modes: HF SSB and AM
Other ham activities: Maintaining the equipment at VE3CWM in the Diefenbunker.

Name: Ralph Cameron (CW Hound) Call sign: VE3BBM Previous call: CHT-22 Licensed since: 1947 Preferred mode: HF CW (high speed) Other ham activities: OARC Lifetime member, Vintage Radio Club, EMI expert.

Name: Ralph Cameron (CW Hound)
Call sign: VE3BBM
Previous call: CHT-22
Licensed since: 1947
Preferred mode: HF CW (high speed)
Other ham activities: OVMRC Lifetime member, Vintage Radio Club, EMI expert.

Name: Brian Jeffrey Call sign: VE3UU and VE3CWM Previous calls: VE3EBF, VE8SK, VE3BCJ Licensed since: 1957 Preferred mode: HF SSB and low speed CW Other ham activities: Restoring boat-anchors, buying junk and selling treasures at hamfests.

Name: Brian Jeffrey
Call signs: VE3UU, VE3EBF, and VE3CWM
Previous calls: VE8SK, VE3BCJ
Licensed since: 1957
Preferred mode: HF SSB and low speed CW
Other ham activities: Restoring boat-anchors, buying junk and selling treasures at ham fests.

On the right: Name: Chris Bisaillion Call sign: VE3CBK Previous calls: None Licensed since: 1975 Preferred modes: HF SSB QRP Other ham activities: Restoring and operating Second World War radios, especially Wireless Set No. 19. On the left: Name: Adam Prittie Call sign: None (yet) Previous calls: None Licensed since: (Soon) Preferred mode: Yet to be determined. Other ham activities: Assisting with maintaining the Museum's radios and systems. Proud owner of a working PRC-25. Student of the Vietnam conflict.

On the right:
Name: Chris Bisaillion
Call sign: VE3CBK
Previous calls: None
Licensed since: 1975
Preferred modes: HF SSB QRP
Other ham activities: Restoring and operating Second World War radios, especially Wireless Set No. 19.
On the left:
Name: Adam Prittie
Call sign: None (yet)
Previous calls: None
Licensed since: (Soon)
Preferred mode: Yet to be determined.
Other ham activities: Assisting with maintaining the Museum’s radios and systems. Proud owner of a working PRC-25 and student of the Vietnam conflict.

Here is the rest of the Diefenbunker Volunteer Radio Group. We’ll post their picture and information as we get it.

  • Dave Green – VE3TLY
  • Alan Bauld – VE3CBR
  • Morrie Lightman – VE3KML
  • Dave Thompson – VE3SXY
  • Graham Royston – VA3WFL
  • Robert Boyd – VE3BE
  • Hamdi Erhan Kum – VA3KUM

The VRG crew usually get’s together for an eyeball QSO (and cookies) on Tuesday evenings at the facility where we maintain and operate the station as well as busy ourselves with other technical projects.

Whenever possible, some of us operate VE3CWM during Museum visitor hours so that we can chat with visitors about the station and Amateur radio.