Dave grew up in Kingston, Ontario.


Education / Employment History

1969-1970- Queen’s University - taught Electrical Engineering

1970 - Queen’s University - Graduated with PhD degree in Electrical Engineering.

1972-1976 - Carleton University - taught Electrical Engineering

1975-1976 - SED Systems – Development of low noise microwave amplifiers

1976-1987 -   Bell Northern Research – Development of high power microwave amplifiers

1987-2000 - McMaster University - taught Electrical Engineering and Chair of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department

2000 - Retired


Amateur Radio History

1952 - First licensed as VE3CBR in Kingston, Ontario.

2000 - applied for and received two-letter call sign VE3KL


Dave is interested in experimenting with electronics, antennas, and digital communications, and is also an avid photographer.


He is the author of the highly respected column “Antennas and Transmission Lines” in The Canadian Amateur magazine.


Dave is a member of Ottawa Amateur Radio Club. He won Best Homebrew Technical Award for his Morse Code Sending Program written in assembly language.


He is also a Member of QCWA and Chapter 70, and served as Vice President 2008-2010, President (2011-2013) and is now serving as Past President. Dave was a guest speaker at the November 2003 dinner meeting (“Signals and Noise in Amateur Radio Systems”), at the October 15-17 2004 QCWA Convention (“Antenna Family Tree”), and at the September 2006 dinner meeting (“Polarization in Nature”). He received his QCWA “60 Years Licensed” Golden Certificate and lapel pin at the Chapter 70 May 2010 dinner meeting.

Biography prepared by VE3XK with assistance of VE3KL                                                                                                 Updated 2014-10-30