For immediate release:
The RAC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Brent Taylor, VY2HF, has been appointed as a Trustee for the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame (CARHOF).
Brent lives in Stratford, Prince Edward Island with his wife Janice. He will be representing the province of Prince Edward Island for a three-year term from September 2020 until September 2023. Brent replaces Ella McCormick, VE1PEI, who served on the Board from 2015 to July 2020. The RAC Board and the CARHOF Board of Trustees extends sincere appreciation to Ella for her dedication and contributions to the CARFOF Board evaluation process over the years. We wish her all the best of success in her future endeavours.
Brent Taylor, VY2HF, was first licensed in 1984 as VE1APG and received his partial HF privileges six months later after demonstrating successful CW operation. One year later he passed his Advanced examination. He obtained the call VE1JH, and was known by that call for over 20 years. He then moved from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island in 2007 and acquired the call VY2HF.
Brent believes strongly in supporting Amateur Radio organizations. He is a Past-President of the Fredericton Amateur Radio Club and the New Brunswick Amateur Radio Association. He was also involved with the Canadian Amateur Radio Federation (CARF) and the Canadian Radio Relay League (CRRL) before the merger into Radio Amateurs of Canada. He is a member of RAC, the Charlottetown Amateur Radio Club, the International Repeater Group (NB), the American Radio Relay League, the Radio Society of Great Britain, AMSAT, the National Radio Club, and the Canadian International DX Club.
Brent works for the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs as the Acting Manager of the Department’s Business Systems unit with responsibility over the database that holds the Department’s Veteran/client information. Prior to that he was a member of the Veterans Review and Appeal Board for 10 years, and previously worked as an educator, radio broadcaster, newspaper columnist, and served one term (1991-1995) as a member of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly.
“I am very pleased to be invited to join the CARHOF Board of Trustees as the representative from PEI. I believe I have a good sense of the kinds of achievements that would be worthy of CARHOF recognition. I have had some very capable and generous Elmer’s over the years, and have interacted with a wide range of Amateurs from all walks of life. ”
For more information about the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame please visit: https://www.rac.ca/carhof/
Frank Davis, VO1HP
Chair, Board of Trustees
Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame