Information about K5QE
First licensed as WN4BUQ in 1965 when living at Ft. Belvior, VA, I passed the General and became WB4BUQ. When I left the Army Corps of Engineers, I returned to Lubbock, TX to begin work on my Ph.D. in Mathematics/Computer Science. At that time I received WA5UNL as my call.
I graduated from Texas Tech in 1972. I became interested in weak signal VHF while in Lubbock, but became a real serious when I moved to Jonesboro, Arkansas. I gave Arkansas to many a VHFer that needed that state. In Jonesboro, with the help of Bob Sutherland, W6PO, I built a KW amplifier for 2M using a 3CX1000A7 and an EME array of 16 5-element yagis.
I made the first EME contact from the 5th call district when I worked Bob, W6PO, on 2M. I then moved to Oklahoma to work for K5JL and K5GL. There, I erected a 240 element 2M EME array and worked W6PO and many others. While in Oklahoma, I was able to change my call to K5MB. In 1976, I made a 2M EME DXpedition to Hawaii which was hosted by Bert, KH6HI. We worked many stations that only needed Hawaii for WAS.
I moved to Pasadena in 1980, and ended up teaching Computer Science at San Jacinto College. I also started a computer networking company, Alpha Networks, that completely absorbed all my time. So much so, that I was off the air for many years and foolishly allowed K5MB to laspe! What a disaster. I re-tested and gained the Extra Class, but was a few days too late requesting my former call - it had been given to someone else. I now live outside Hemphill, TX in EM31 right on the Texas/Louisana border. I have 6M, 2M, 222, 432, 902, 1296, 2304and 3456 stations on the air.
CLICK on Video Tour at the left made during the Jan 2012 Contest
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Version 1.0 of K5QE.com at the left to go to the original website.
Version 1.0 shows the original website with construction pictures and
how the station was originally configured in 2004.