I was first licensed in 1967 as WN5SZC. In 1969 I became WA5WWH and I hold an Amateur Extra class license with callsign K5XG.
A native Texan, I was born and grew up in Dallas where I graduated from High School in 1970.
I then attended Southern Methodist University (SMU) where I met my wife, Gayle, WD5FWM.
In 1974 my professional career began and for the past 40 years I have been involved in the telecommunications
and online industries including computer system development, amateur radio, commercial two-way radio, AM commercial broadcasting,
telephone answering service, radio paging, central station alarm monitoring, radio dispatching,
and as an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
I have for most of my life enjoyed giving back through public service.
Be it in amateur radio, church, school, the community, dog rescue, or scouting where I achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and earned my God and Country award.
Service to Amateur Radio
ARRL life member since 1976. In 1968 I joined the ARRL after receiving my novice ticket.
Longstanding financial supporter of the W1AW Endowment fund
Over the years I have taught amateur radio classes in my home, tower climbing seminars, and I present technical programs at local area radio clubs.
In 2010 I championed a new PRB-1 compliant tower ordinance for the city of Lucas, Texas.
I am a member of several local amateur radio clubs in the DFW area.
I have served my community as a member of the Planning & Zoning Commission where I helped to protect our current amateur radio
tower ordinance. I just ended a two year term serving on the city of Lucas' Board of Adjustments.
I have embraced almost every facet of amateur radio. I have experience in design, development, construction, installation, field work, classroom instruction, mentoring, and damage assessment.
If its RF, I have designed it, planned for it, built it, read it, wrote it, talked on it, listen to it,
touched it, tuned it, tested it, fixed it, installed it, removed it, or cried over it at some time during my nearly 50 year love affair with amateur radio.