Silent Keys

Tom Lloyd – VA3ZE, became a Silent Key March 20th, 2009 after a three-month stay in KGH.   He was one of the driving forces behind the initial formation of Frontenac Emcomm Group back on 2005.

Tom was President of the Kingston ARC on three separate occasions as well as holding several other positions over the years within that organization.   A staunch supporter of Field Day he hardly ever missed one.  Generous to a fault, he was a Prince of a man and is missed very much by those who remember him.

George Sansom – VE3GWS, passed away early in the morning of May 20, 2013.  He spent countless hours on the HF bands, encouraging new hams and acting as an elmer to many.  George was a tinkerer who became the local expert on packet and digital radio. He was the driving force behind the new digital WL2K backbone in Frontenac County.


George was the originator of the L-NL ARES Group, keeping the local repeaters alive when he was in the L-NL area and operating the Control Station for the Cycle Tour. He was active in CARF, was editor of TCA and was one of a three member team that brought about the final merger of CARF and CRRL to form RAC in 1993.




 Michael Turner – VE3PRW, September 24, 1921 – January 6, 2014 – Michael passed away 6 weeks after his wife, Sheila Turner, of 60 years had passed away.

Michael was born and educated in England. He was a Chemical Engineer and worked for many years for Domtar in Canada. Michael worked in many capacities at Domtar, and in the final 5 years worked in Environmental Studies, identifying and correcting pollution caused by Domtar’s plants throughout Canada. It was during this time that Michael and Sheila built a 44ft. ferro cement sailboat (Barn Owl). After a long career with Domtar he took early retirement and Michael and Sheila went sailing with their cat, Miss Meow. They sailed ‘down East’ and south to the Bahamas for 6 years. Finally becoming landlubbers again, they retired to Kingston. Michael joined the Frontenac Emcomm Group and was as active as he could be with them on HF and Digital radios.  He held two call signs, VE3PRW and VE3AFM.



Michael F. Lambert, VE3SIW    Michael passed away suddenly June 23, 2015 in Kingston, Ontario.

Michael was an avid amateur radio enthusiast and spent many hours on the air with his friends in both Canada and the USA. Michael was a well respected and caring paramedic for close to 40 years who worked in Perth and Parham during his career.