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Squire of Ant-Hill

Although my "legal" first name is William, I prefer to use my middle name, Dave, or David. Primary amateur radio activities are DXing, some contesting and rag chewing with DX friends. Technical interests are propagation, station control, antennas and "Elmering".

I retired in 1989 from my own wireless communications businesses. After a short, recruited stint at Baylor College of Medicine in the electronics department I was recruited by Texas Children's Hospital "for a few months", retiring once more, 12 years later, as a Clinical Engineer in the Biomedical Engineering Department in May, 2002. Among the "hats" I wore were those of Clinical EMI (Electro-Magnetic Interference) control, Telemedicine engineering and wireless telecommunications systems.

I presently offer consulting services to hospitals and land mobile services in the field of wireless telecommunications and EMI detection and control.


A collector and restorer of Hallicrafters, Drake (pre TR7), Johnson and similar my focus is on operating condition as opposed to cosmetics restoration.


Former calls: WA5KBX (licensed in 1961), KL7FOQ, WB5INB, WQ5Y.

  "Off Shore" calls:  WB5INB/V2A, /PJ3 (now P43), XE1IKG, WQ5Y/XE1, WQ5Y/TI2, KG4WP (1994), 4X/W5WP (1997 and 2000) and most recently, HK5/W5WP (2001).

Administrator of the VINTAGE RADIO DX 100 AWARD.

Other interests include woodworking, machine shop and photography.

LIFE MEMBERSHIPS:    American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
                                             Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA)
                                             Heard Island DX Association (HIDXA)
                                             1010 International
                                             INDEXA
                                             Texas VHF-FM Society
                                             Houston ECHO Society (Honorary)

OTHER MEMBERSHIPS: Northwest Amateur Radio Society (NARS)
                                               TCHARC: (Texas Children's Hospital Amateur Radio Club)
                                               MCARES (Montgomery County Amateur Radio Emergency Service)


ARRL DXCC AWARDS:   Phone (SSB) : 7 Bands
                                               CW:                   6 Bands
                                               RTTY/Digital
                                               DXCC Honor Roll
                                               DXCC Challenge (1657)

OTHER AWARDS:            W100N (World Radio)
                                               ARRL MILLENNIUM AWARD using exclusively a Hallicrafters SR2000
                                                  Transceiver.  Published: ARRL Web; In Brief, “Working the New Millennium with the Old”; November 7,2000
                                              1987: ARRL DXCC Golden Jubilee Award.
                                              1989: ARRL Diamond Jubilee Award
                                              I.A.R.U. 5 Band Worked All Continents
                                              Worked All VK Call Areas (WAVKCA)
                                              Worked All Europe, Class I, SSB (WAE-I)
                                              VUCC (6 meters)
                                              CQ Magazine WAZ - SSB and CW
                                              WAS including Geratol 75m Extra Class and 160m mixed
                                              IOTA 400.
                                              6Z6 (Mexico)

CONTEST Results:     ARRL DX Phone:
                                           1987: 1st place, South Texas Section; SOHP (as WQ5Y)
                                           1995: 1st place, South Texas Section; SOHP (as WQ5Y)
                                           1996: 1st place, 5th call area (Division Leader) MSHP with NZ5V, KE5QX (SK)
                                           1997: 1st place, 5th call area (Division Leader) MSHP with K5NZ,KC5JAZ,W5IRV
                                           1998: 1st.place, South Texas Section; MSHP with KA1NCN
                                            2007: 1st place, West Gulf Division;     MSHP with KA1NCN

                                         ARRL 10 Meter:
                                           2005: 1st place, South Texas Section; SOLP, Mixed Mode.
                                           2006: 1st place, South Texas Section; SOLP, Mixed Mode.

                                        I.A.R.U. (International Amateur Radio Union):
                                          1991: 4th place, South Texas Section; Multi-operator; with NZ5V (as WQ5Y)
                                          1992: 2nd place, South Texas Section; Multi-operator; with NZ5V, N5SHE, KF5NU
                                                    (as WQ5Y)

                                          1993: 1st place; South Texas Section; Multi-operator; with NZ5V (as WQ5Y)
                                          1994: 4th place, South Texas Section; Multi-operator; with NZ5V, N5SHE
                                          1996: 3rd place, South Texas Section; Multi-operator; with NZ5V, KC5JAZ
                                          1997: 1st place; South Texas Section; SOHP, Mixed Mode
                                          2000: As 4X/W5WP; 1st Place; Country Winner SOLP Mixed mode.
                                          2002: 1st place, South Texas Section; Multi-operator; with N5PJY
                                          2005: 1st place, South Texas Section; SOHP Mixed mode.
                                          2006: 1st place, South Texas Section; SOHP Mixed mode.

                                      HOLYLAND CONTEST (Israel Amateur Radio Club)
                                         2000: 1st place, 5th District; 7th place United States.
                                         2001: 1st place, 5th District; 4th place United States.
                                         2003: 1st place, 5th District; 5th place United States.

                                      CQ WORLDWIDE:
                                          2006:
4th place, 5th District, with KA1NCN, K8VZD
                       
Public Service:  Registered Instructor (ARRL)
                              Volunteer Examiner (VE - ARRL)
                               Official Emergency Station (ARRL)
                               Awards Manager; VHF/UHF and WAS awards (ARRL)
                               Former A.R.E.S. Emergency Coordinator (EC) for Montgomery County, Texas; now Training Coordinator
                               C.E.R.T. Level 417 Trainer.

RECOGNITION:      State of Texas, Office of the Governor, 12 December 1985. For Amateur Radio                                                         communications services during the September 1985 Mexican Earthquake.
                                    American Red Cross, Greater Houston Chapter, for communications during relief                                                   operations, Mexican Earthquake of September, 1985.
                                 `  L.M.R.E., Liga Mexicana de Radioexperimentadores: For meritorious services                                                    providing communicatons; Mexican earthquake,  September 1985

FEMA/Emergency Management training certifications:
                     IS0002 (Emergency Preparedness);
                     IS0003 (Radiological Emergency Preparedness;
                     IS700 (NIMS);
                     ICS (Incident Command System):DEM,DPS 24 hour classroom course)

REPEATER TRUSTEE: W5WP 224.260 (Houston ECHO Society)
                                             W5WP 223.980/222.380 (Ant-Hill)
                                             W5WP 52.390/51.390 (Ant-Hill)
                                             WA5EOC 145.03 DIGIPEATER (Ant-Hill)

TRUSTEE OF CLUB CALLS: K5TCH (Texas Children's Hospital Amateur Radio Club)
                                                      WA5EOC (Montgomery County ARES)

PUBLICATIONS:    "CQ Texas Children's Hospital"; UP FRONT in QST; July 2000, Pg. 19
                                    "The 4X Experience"; WORLDRADIO; September 2001, Pp. 6-7.


Bio last modified: 2007-11-22

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