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Moving to the Internet

posted Jan 4, 2011, 6:56 AM by John Gilbert

Perhaps we will get more people on the site now that we do not have to go through the password excercise.

RO Experiences

posted Mar 21, 2010, 6:27 AM by John Gilbert   [ updated Jan 4, 2011, 4:29 AM by Laval Desbiens ]

26 March 2010
A follow on to the earlier post (below). I have just finished reading Milt's "Cambridge Bay 1952-1952 (see Stations - Aeronautical). What a great article. Wouldn't it be great if we had an article like this one for each of the old DOT stations (from the RO viewpoint of course!). I had started one time doing just that for the JAWS stations and this has given me the motivation to look at those drafts again and see if I can complete and post them.
 
21 March 2010
Milt Watts has posted a great piece on the Smith River Radio Range, circa 1950, under the heading "DOT Stations" Smith River.
Several of the names mentioned in his article come up later in the History and his description of life at a RR Station is right on.
Many thanks Milt.
 

John Trinko Photos

posted Mar 19, 2010, 12:57 PM by John Gilbert   [ updated Jan 4, 2011, 4:29 AM by Laval Desbiens ]

I have posted some of John Trinko's photos on the Picasa site. John was the first US Radio Operator at Eureka in April 1947 along with Bob Tyrer, the first Canadian RO. I have the information on the equipment, as well as the story of the tragic fire at EU in the first year and will post the story later.

Station Identifiers

posted Jan 23, 2010, 6:37 AM by John Gilbert   [ updated Jan 4, 2011, 4:29 AM by Laval Desbiens ]

I am confused about station id's and would like to reflect the correct id's in a list of DOT stations. Attached, as background, is a list of id's used at the Joint Arctic Wx Stns in the 50s. Comments/additions welcomed.
John

DOT Course Photos

posted Jan 10, 2010, 5:02 PM by John Gilbert   [ updated Jan 4, 2011, 4:29 AM by Laval Desbiens ]

Canadian Meteorological Historical Photos
Photos historiques de la météorologie Canadienne
 
 
Scroll down to Table Ten - Gatherings, Conferences. etc.

Look at 1966 and 1967 for the photos of the DOT Senior and Intermediate Seminars.
There are radio/telecom types in every photo. Attached is a rough list of known names. Any additions or corrections would be much appreciated.

Radio Div'n Annual Reports

posted Jan 6, 2010, 5:40 PM by John Gilbert   [ updated Jan 4, 2011, 4:31 AM by Laval Desbiens ]

 further works required to get copies of those


 

Keep Alert

posted Jan 4, 2010, 9:27 AM by w stadnyk   [ updated Jan 4, 2011, 4:29 AM by Laval Desbiens ]

I think a lot of us would recall the terminology used at the end of scheduled weather broadcasts--KEEP ALERT and WATCH FOR OTHER AIRCRAFT.
(not sure this is the correct place on this site to put this, but it can always be moved!)./Bill

Introductory Message

posted Jan 1, 2010, 1:29 PM by John Gilbert   [ updated Jan 4, 2011, 4:29 AM by Laval Desbiens ]

We are feeling our way with this new site. Google has many features that we can use, but we have to adapt these features to our needs. This "page", which I have called "Site Bulletin Board" seems to be the best way for us to keep in touch and to get feedback from site members. Please post a message to this page when you have a chance so we can see how it works. You should be able to add your remarks under "comments" below, or start another topic under the heading "site bulletin board".

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