After many years of working at various satellite facilities, tomorrow, 1st July will be his last day with Optus.
Following his technician training in Sydney, he commenced at Carnarvon, Western Australia in May 1970, where he remained until he joined Aussat in 1983.
After working with the Hughes and Aussat teams at the Hughes facility in Torrance, California for 10 months, he returned to Belrose as Aussat prepared for its first satellite launch in 1985.
The TT&C work took him to four other TT&C sites in Australia, three sites in Singapore, and sites in Belgium, Britain, Turkey and Luxembourg.
His experiences over the years have been greatly enhanced by the working relationships that he shared with his Aussat and OTC colleagues.
He thanks all of those people for the positive impacts that it has on his life.
On page 16 of the Transit Magazine from July/Sept 1966:
Transit extends a belated but nonetheless warm welcome to first year Technicians-in-Training Michael Callaghan, Ernest Chalker, Neil Emerson, Ross Gibson, Michael Game, Lindsay Harradine,
Jeffery Hatchman, Owen Lewis, Bill Perryman, Pat Ryan, David Solomon, Reg Spray, Gregory Taylor, Peter Watson, Peter Rexstraw, Robert Murray and John Schofield who are attending the
D.C.A. Regional Training School Marrickville.
Congratulations to Dave on a long and stellar career that all started through the opportunities that he was given when working with OTC.