Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Milestones: Former RAC President VE7RD SK

Former Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) President John "Hoppy" Hopwood, VE7RD, became a Silent Key in December at age 91. 

According to the ARRL, Hopwood was instrumental in the merger of the Canadian Radio Relay League and Canadian Amateur Radio Federation to create the RAC in the early 1990s. He was elected as RAC's first vice president, and then served six terms as president before retiring in 1998. Hopwood was inducted into the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame in 2015.