Tommy Wong, VE7BC (SK)



Document supplied by Dale, VE7SV


Photo is from K.D. TODAY, November 1957

In 1957 Tommy worked for the Kelly Douglas company (in Vancouver, BC). He was recognized in the company newsletter for his interest in ham radio. Click on either image to open the story


Image supplied by Brent, VE7BD
 


In the early 1980's, Tommy started his ham radio work in China

After a seven year effort, Tommy along with his long time friends Fred Hammond, VE3HC (SK) and
Martin Rosenthal, VE3MR were responsible for bringing China back on the air March 29, 1982 with BY1PK
 


Letter to radio clubs announcing BY1PK
Image courtesy of Mike, K2CD
 

BY1PK Club station
Photo: Hugh Cassidy, WA6AUD collection


L to R
Gou, Tommy, VE7BC and Tong
Photo: Hugh Cassidy, WA6AUD collection
 
 
Image supplied by Andy, VE7AHA
 
 
Image supplied by Andy, VE7AHA
 
 
Image supplied by Andy, VE7AHA


Tommy at BY1PK
Photo courtesy of the VE7BC (SK) estate
   


In the later years Tommy had a super station...

In addition to the Hammond rack mount console, the station was home to both Signal One and Collins gear



As the station is being built
Photo courtesy of Dick, N7RO and Doyle, KC7GX
 


The proud owner
Photo courtesy of Dick, N7RO and Doyle, KC7GX
 

The completed super station
Photo courtesy of the VE7BC (SK) estate

'Big Cookie' at the mic
Photo courtesy of the VE7BC (SK) estate
   
   
Images courtesy of the VE7BC (SK) estate
    
Funeral card
Images courtesy of the VE7BC (SK) estate

Our thanks to Gail (Tommy's daughter) for her assistance in providing materials from the estate for this page

Thanks to Cathy, VA7FRA for the digital colorization of the Great Wall image

 

This page was last updated on December 12, 2008 by Paul B. Peters. Show contact information
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