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
Art Carew Recalls
( adapted by Laval January 2006 )
I would mention that the history of Telecom Regs (i.e. from the Ottawa Headquarters perspective) up to around 1978 for the Regs Branch was written by Lloyd Nelson (of the licensing Division) and I finished the rest (to 1995) before leaving the Department when I was managing the National Regulations Division. Whether that written history can be retrieved at this time is somewhat uncertain.
According to my recollection, Lloyd Nelson's work was left with Jan Skora's Regulatory Division (formerly headed by John Fraser and then by myself until 1995) but whether or not it was literally thrown in the thrash bin during all of the "re-organizations" is unknown.
You should check with whoever is heading that Division now to determine if those records are still there in their filing cabinets or later, the computerized records (I believe in WORDSTAR).
Apart from "the Regs Group" spectrum management as we know it today grew from the "old" DFL (Domestic Frequency List).
Automated spectrum management was originally championed by Bud Hoodspith when he came to Ottawa from Toronto in the early seventies. I was with the unit in the Department of Transport in the Century Building that was integrated into the Department of Communications when it was formed in 1968.
Ted Argue was head of the Division under F.G. Nixon at the time.
Al Heavenor was in charge of the frequency management group (DOS-F) and Bill Ryan was in charge of the licensing division (DOS-L).
The group to progress automated spectrum management (from the old DFL) was formed by Al Heavenor and consisted in those days of Ken Holt, Micheline Chase and Jeff Edmonds.
That group eventually gravitated out of DOS-F under Bud Hoodspith and later came under the purview of John de Mercado.