Vancouver TALK 8: Celebrating the Trans Canada Microwave System

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IEEE Vancouver Life Members Affinity Group

This is another of the talk sessions that invite Members to express/describe their experiences to their fellow engineers. It will continue monthly on the third Saturday, with a hiatus during July and August.

9:00 AM P.D.T. You can log in at 8:45 AM.

All IEEE members are welcome, especially those Life Members that don't have a local Affinity Group.

Registration is optional, but we want to know who intends to listen in.

IEEE Milestone plaques for the TCMS will be placed in 20 cities across the country on 1 July 2022.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 18 Jun 2022
  • Time: 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • All times are (GMT-08:00) Canada/Pacific
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  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Canada

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  • S. Carl Zanon, Chair
    Vancouver Life Members Affinity Group

  • Starts 21 May 2022 11:00 AM
  • Ends 18 June 2022 10:55 AM
  • All times are (GMT-08:00) Canada/Pacific
  • No Admission Charge


Michael Paraskake


Trans-Canada Microwave System (The longest first mile)

Trans-Canada Microwave System


Michael Paraskake is a technology and telecommunications professional with more than 44 years of experience in the communications business. Mr. Paraskake’s professional experience has included the designing, installation, commissioning and operation of numerous complex telecom networks involving radio microwave, satellite, cellular, television and radio broadcast, networking, and fiber optic systems used in the transmission of voice, video and data.

He concluded his Telco career working many years in National Television and Broadcast Operations controlling video and program content across National and local transmission networks.

Address:Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Meeting Chair:            Carl Zanon
IEEE Host:                  Conrad Guelke, IEEE Vancouver Section

08:45 Introductions:      Comments from attendees.
09:00 Speaker:              Mike Paraskake talks about the Trans-Canada Microwave System
09:45 Questions to the speaker followed by general discussion

Close Meeting:             About 10:00 AM

Lorne Keyes' talk about Influences on his Engineering Career has been postponed until 22 Oct 2022.