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Octave Communications is a Canadian engineering consulting firm which specializes in radio broadcasting and telecommunications. Our mission is to ensure that our clients are provided with a range of industry leading, innovative and diversified services. Our company’s goal is to be your partner ‘par excellence’ to transform your technological challenges into simple and efficient solutions.

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François O. Gauthier, P. Eng.

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François Gauthier completed his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Sherbrooke (Quebec) in 1995. His passion for astronomy, astronautics and music led him to become an engineer in radiofrequency.

From 1995 to 1998, he worked as a research engineer in digital audio broadcasting (DAB) at the Communications Research Center (CRC) in Ottawa. He joined Radio-Canada in 1998, where he became Director of Broadcast Systems and Frequency Engineering from 2004 to 2007. He worked on frequency studies, RF measurements, audio and video codec research, new digital audio and video IP data broadcasting systems on DAB and DTV, as well as new media research. He presented and participated in numerous conferences and seminars in Canada, USA, England, Tunisia, Poland and at the IBC in Amsterdam. He regularly represented Radio-Canada at the ITU and NABA. He was a vice-president on the RABC (Radio Advisory Board of Canada). In 2007 he worked for Kangaroo Media Inc. as Director of Transmission Engineering where he was responsible for DVB-T transmissions and frequency management for various events including Formula 1, NFL and PGA.

His career as a consultant began in 2007, when he started Spectrum Expert Inc. and worked as the Chief Executive Officer of the company, until 2013. The same year, looking to take on new challenges, he launched Octave Communications and is currently the President of the company.

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Eric Pefau

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Eric Pefau is responsible for equipment sales and strategic aquisition.

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Gordon Racey

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Gordon Racey started out his career as an assembly line worker for Central Dynamics, which produced switchers and control panels for TV and Radio among other things. In 1974, he made the leap to CBC as a clerk and after a couple of years he migrated into the drafting department for the transmitter section of CBC's Engineering Headquarters. Over the years he also worked for the studio group within CBC as a draftsman. Since his retirement in 2008, besides working for François Gauthier, he has been able to spend more time fishing, gardening and traveling.

Gordon Racey currently works as a draftsman for Octave Communications.

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Geneviève Viau

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Geneviève Viau completed her Master’s degree in Musicology in 2001 at l’Université de Montréal (Quebec) and then went on to study music therapy at UQÀM (Quebec) where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in 2005. She worked as a music teacher with young children and then as a music therapist in a mental health centre, all the while writing articles for various music publications. She then took a break from her career to raise her three young boys and take care of her country garden.

Geneviève Viau currently works for Octave Communications as Director of Finance and Administration.

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