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  David (K3LP) - CQ Amateur Radio "CQ DX Hall of Fame 2014


General Information: David was first licensed as a Novice on April 15, 1975 (WN6KTF) at the age of 15 years old. He has earned his Extra Class Amateur (K3LP) Radio License and Commercial Operators License; General Radiotelephone Operator, and is very active in DX-peditions, Contesting and Youth Development Projects. His Elmer (High School Teacher) was Louis P. Mallory (WA6DVK) who he met in 1973-74,10th grade, at Fontana High School in Fontana, California USA and visited him during his trips to S. California until his passing on 03/20/15.


The person who introduced me to Amateur Radio in the 10th grade was my Fontana High School friend Steven Cook (ex-WB6IFG and now WG7K) who lives in Tucson, AZ. I remember visiting his home in 1974 and seeing his Drake-C Line and Drake L4B amp with the blue displays and the TH3-MK3 Beam on the garage. Steve is the person who introduced me to his mentor Mr. Louis Malory - what a gift he shared with me! Steve joined my Mom and I when we drove to Henry Radio in Anaheim, CA to buy my first radio, Kenwood TS-520 HF rig. It was an amazing day!


Mr. George Chero, Electronics Lab teacher at Fontana High School (FOHI), Fontana, CA was the one responsible for having a DeVry Institute of Technology (Phoenix, AZ,) representative visit my home to enrolled me for college in April 1976. Without Mr. George Chero's including my participation with the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) and assisting me with my college enrollment, my future would of certainly been questionable. My hats off to you Mr. George Chero for your commitment to students like myself.

His prior USA call signs were: WN6KTF, WB6KTF and AA6DC

Club Trustee: K6DGE (Dorothy Grant Elementary School - www.k6dge.com)

Current Licenses: K3LP Extra Class Amateur Radio License and Commercial Operators License were issued by the Federal Communications Commission.

David is the President & CEO of International Quality Registrars (www.iqrcorp.com) based in Maryland since 1995. He is active in providing international and domestic Quality Management System (QMS) Assessments and Training Solutions Services in support of 47 different process technologies for government organizations, and commercial and industrial industries.

David is an active member and President and Past Vice-President of The Intrepid-DX Group, a 501 (C) 7 nonprofit corporation.

David (K3LP) has been on over 75 DX-peditions, visited 100 different DXCC entities and operated from 63 of them. He enjoys contesting and DXing and is a member of the Potomac Valley Radio Club (PVRC), National Capital DX Association and Southwest Ohio DX Association and honorary member of the Utah DX Association (UDXA). In addition, has made contributions to the Northern California DX Foundation, Inc. (NCDXF), International DX Association, Inc. (INDEXA) and American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and The Intrepid-DX Group.

As a Member of the American Radio Relay League, he has participated and published numerous articles in QST and the DXCC Year Book, and enjoys youth development. In addition, he is an ARRL Volunteer Examiner (VE).

He is a past President and life-time member of the National Capitol DX Association (NCDXA).

HAM RADIO AWARDS: CQ Amateur Radio "CQ DX Hall of Fame 2014" - SWODXA DX Dinner, May 16, 2014, Potomac Valley Radio Club (PVRC) 2007, received President's Leadership Award: Leadership in DX-peditions and Youth Involvement, ARRL A-1 Operator club,  NCDXC - ST0R, Republic of S. Sudan; DX-pedition of the Year 2011 Award, SWODXA "VP8STI/VP8SGI DX-pedition of the Year" award 2015-2016, Dorothy Grant Elementary School plaque for generous generous donations in 2013 and Potomac Valley Radio Club (PVRC) December 2016, received President's Leadership Award: For Risking Life & Limb to provide VP8STI/VP8SGI as All Time New Ones to many PVRC Members,

Youth Projects:

Over the last twenty years, he has supported numerous youth education and development projects, and youth sports.

His recent major ham radio youth development projects included the Ethiopia ET3AA where 57 students received US FCC Amateur Radio Licenses in December 2011, and 3D2R/3D2RI Rotuma Island where 24 students and teachers were trained, radio station was donated and installed and 3D2RI call sign issued. As the trustee of the K6DGE Amateur Radio Club, K3LP has donated electronic test equipment and UHF and HF Radios at Dorothy Grant Elementary School (DGES) in Fontana, CA. From November 2011 - June 2017, over 180 DGES students in the 2nd thru 5th grades plus return students in the 6th - 8th grade have studied and taken the Technician and General Class License Exams. Over 50 students passed their FCC Technician Class licenses and another 13 have passed their General Class Licenses. In all of the above cases, the students pay no fees for their testing as the fees are donated by the Trustee. David has been committed to making significant charitable donations in cash, radios, antennas, supplies and other electronic test equipment to youth organizations and foreign hams/organizations (NIAR, Barbados ARC, etc.) for many years.

Visited Different Countries: 104

Operated From Different Countries: 62

Participated in World-Wide DX-Peditions: Over 75

Activated DXCC Most Wanted Top 10: Qty 8 - 7O6T (#5 Republic of Yemen), N8S (#1 Swains Island KH8/S), ST0R (#1 Republic of South Sudan), KP5/K3LP (#5 Desecheo Island), VU4AN/VU3RWO (#8 Andaman Island), 5A7A (#10 Libya), VP8STI (#3 S. Thule, S. Sandwich Islands) and VP8SGI (#8 S. Georgia Islands)

Activated DXCC Most Wanted Top 50: Qty 17 - 7O6T (#5 Republic of Yemen), N8S (#1 Swains Island KH8/S), ST0R (#1 Republic of South Sudan), KP5/K3LP (#5 Desecheo Island), VU4AN/VU3RWO (#8 Andaman Island), and 5A7A (#10 Libya). In addition,3D2R & 3D2LP/R (Rotuma Island), 5W3LP,T33LP & T33C (Banaba Island), T30LP (Tarawa Island), A4/K3LP & A47RS (Oman - 1997), A61AJ, A61AN & A61AM (UAE 1996-1998), YI9PSE (Iraq), XZ1J (Myanmar), VP8STI (#3 S. Thule, S. Sandwich Islands), VP8SGI (#7 S. Georgia Islands) and 5U5R (#43 Niger).

DX-Pedition Participation Contest Awards: a) TI5W, 1st Place World with new record, Multi-Multi, HP, ARRL DX-CW, Feb. 2012 (5 radios and 7 operators), b) 5A7A, 2nd Place World, Multi-Multi, CQWW DX CW, Nov. 2006, c) VP5LP, 1st Place World, Multi-Two, ARRL DX-CW, 2003 (4 operators, 2 Radios), d) FS5KA, 1st Place World,Multi-Multi, ARRL DX-CW, 2007 (4 radios and 5 operators, e) FS5UQ - 3rd Place World and 2nd North America, ARRL International DX, CW February 2006,Opr. K3LP), Single Operator, Low Power, Un-Assisted, f) FS5UQ - 2nd Place World and 1st Place North America , ARRL International DX - CW February 2004 - Multi-Two, HP, Assisted, g) A61AJ, 1st Place Asia and 8th Place World, Multi-Multi (two Operators), CQWW DX CW 1997.

DX-Pedition Leadership Experience: a) 7O6T Republic of Yemen - Co-Leader, May 1-15, 2012, 6 Radios, 14 Operators, 162,029 QSOs  b) ET3AA Youth Project - Leader, Dec. 8-13, 2011, c) Rotuma Island; 3D2R, 2011, Co-Team Leader, 18 Operators, DX-Pedition Boat/Tent & Generator Class, 59,450 QSOs, 6 days, d) Swains Island; N8S, 2007, Co-Team Leader, 18 Operators, New World Record for DX-Pedition Tent & Generator Class, 117,252 QSOs, 13 days, e) Libya, 5A7A, 2006 - Operations Planning Co-Leader and NA Sponsors & Equipment (20 Operators, total 8 stations), f) Barbados, 8P9R, 2005, Team Leader, Multi-Multi Contest Team (6 US Operators plus 20 local Operators, Total 6 Stations), g) Banaba, T33C, 2004, Logistics Support (17 Operators, Total 7 stations), h) St. Martin, FS5KA, 2005, Team Leader, Multi-Two Contest Team (5 Operators) i) Turks & Caicos Island, VP5LP, ARRL International DX CW Feb. 2003 - Multi-Two Team, HP, Un-Assisted - 1St Place World, Team Co-Leader (4 Operators, Two Radios), j) St. Lucia; J6R, 2000, Team Leader, Multi-Single Contest Team (3 Operators), k) St. Lucia; J6R, 1999, Team Leader, Multi-Multi Contest Team (6 Operators), l) United Arab Emirates, 1997, Team Leader, Multi-Multi Contest Team (2 Operators), m) YI9PSE DX-Pedition - Iraq, April 2-12, 2010, CW Team Leader (5 Operators) plus Installation Design/Support Team member, and n) VP8STI and VP8SGI DX-Pedition - S. Sandwich Islands (54,644 QSOs) and S. Georgia Islands (82,847 QSOs), Jan. 17-Feb. 13, 2016, Co-Leader (13 Operators) plus Operations Installation Design/Support Team Lead.



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