Friday, 21 December 2012

Important ECOA Announcement - January 1st, 2013

I am pleased to announce the following changes in ECOA, effective Jan 1st, 2013.

Bob Gammon, VA3RX, is moving on to become ECOA Provincial Coordinator.

Bob has been the President of ECOA for the last two years.

Bob was an Ontario certified Paramedic for 38 years covering Muskoka and Windsor.

He was instrumental in getting the Province of Ontario Minister James Snow to let amateurs have their call sign on the vehicle plates. The first call went to Bob, VE3ACL in June 1976.

His emcomm experience is as follows, EC for South West Ontario, 2 years, DEC for South west for 2 years. ARES Emergency Coordinator for Ontario 7 years, and founding President of ECOA for 2 years.

I know Bobs Experience will help him in his new job as the ECOA Provincial Coordinator.

Bill Nangle, VE3CLQ, becomes the new President of ECOA.

Bill has worked for the Canadian Forces since 1974. He was first licensed in 2000.

He was a member of West Coast Amateur Radio ECT in Victoria, BC, for several years, and a member of the CFB Esquimalt Base Amateur Radio Club.

He was appointed EC for Frontenac County ARES in September 2006, and appointed AEC Admin for Frontenac County Emcomm in September 2009. Bill was re-appointed EC for Frontenac County Emcomm in September 2011, and is currently the Vice President of ECOA.  Bill lives in Kingston Ontario.

We wish them all the best for 2013 and I am sure they will be busy in their new positions.

Russ Hemphill- VE3FI                                                          
Vice President ECOA


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