W5IU - Keith D. Pugh W5IU

Keith D. Pugh
Ft Worth, TX

QCWA # 12600
Chapter 72

Keith D. Pugh, W5IU

Keith was born and raised in Dodge City, Kansas, and became a licensed Amateur Radio Operator between his Freshman and Sophomore years in High School in 1953. Amateur Radio strongly influenced his decision to pursue a career in Electrical Engineering. After completing a BS in Electrical Engineering degree at Kansas State University, he went to work for Convair (later General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin) in Fort Worth, TX. After a long career in RADAR and Navigtion Systems Engineering, he retired from Lockheed Martin in 2004.

In the early 1980s, he became interested in Amateur Radio Satellites. First contacts were on AO-08 and AO-10. He has served as an AMSAT Area Coordinator since the mid .80.s. His first association with manned satellites came from participation in the Soviet Space Exhibit held in Fort Worth in 1991. As a part of this exhibit, regular contacts with Cosmonauts on board the Space Station MIR were conducted. This eventually led to an interest in the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station program where he has been an ARISS School Mentor since 2004.

Keith joined QCWA as soon as he was elligable. He belongs to several other clubs. Other interests are Public Service Work, Church, casual DX, weak signal VHF/UHF and Microwave.

W5IU - Keith D. Pugh

August 16, 2015