It is with great sadness VA3GS is now an Silent Key

It is with great sadness that Geoff Smith VA3GS passed away suddenly December 04 2019.

He was a valued assist to the Amateur Radio community he was most knowing for being one of the author’s of Canadian Amateur Radio Basic Qualification Study Guide, and also one of the organizers of the York Region Amateur Radio Club’s Hamfest.

Geoff has been an Amateur Radio operator since 1977 when he was licensed as VE3KCE.

He enjoys various aspects of operating but writing publications for the Amateur community has been his first love. He has been co-author of the Canadian Amateur RadioBasic and Advanced Study Guides and their predecessors since 1982.

Geoff was formerly a director and Vice-President of the Canadian Amateur Radio Federation andwas the Ontario South director for Radio Amateurs of Canada from 2004 – 2009. He has also held executive positions in the York Region Amateur Radio club and has taught both the Basic and Advancedlicense courses.

Professionally, Geoff is a retired high school chemistry teacher and principal.

Geoff is a co-author of the following Coax Publications Inc publications:

– Canadian Amateur Radio Basic Qualification Study Guide (all editions)

– Canadian Amateur Radio Advanced Qualification Study Guide (all editions)

– Instructors’ Guide for the Basic Qualification

and several books issued by other publishers.