Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to announce that Paul Coverdale, VE3ICV, is now the RAC Special Advisor at the World Radiocommunication Conferences and their Preparatory Meetings. It is the job of a WRC to review and, if necessary revise, the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and the geostationary-satellite and non-geostationary-satellite orbits.
Paul was first licensed in 1965 as G3TZJ in England. Emigrating to Canada in 1974, he became VE3ICV. His Amateur interests are primarily HF DXing and CW contesting, with outdoor QRP operation in the summer. He also enjoys antenna experimentation.
Paul has been a member of the Ottawa Amateur Radio Club for many years, serving twice as its President, and is a member of Radio Amateurs of Canada.
Professionally, Paul spent 30 years with Nortel Networks, where he held a number of engineering and management positions related to the specification, design, verification and standardization of wireline and wireless products, He took early retirement in 2004 and since then has acted as a consultant in the area of Quality of Service / Quality of Experience of telecommunications networks.
Paul has been active for many years in international Standards Forums and has participated in many meetings of the International Telecommunications Union’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T). He is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is a registered Professional Engineer.
Going forward, Paul’s main activity in participating in ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) meetings as a RAC Special Advisor will be to monitor proposals, and lobby to protect Canadian and worldwide Amateur Radio interests, in the run-up to WRC-23, the next World Radiocommunication Conference.
Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRARAC President and Chair
Note: For additional information about World Radiocommunication Conferences visit: https://www.rac.ca/wrc/
RAC MarCom Director