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W9KFB - Electronics Enthusiast

First licensed as a Novice in 1956 in Corning Iowa. Father, K0DVO, was a farmer in Western Iowa. Brother Roger, WB0DGF, worked for Hy Gain in Lincoln, NE and was Hy Gain's lead amateur antenna designer responsible for most of the antenna designs Hy Gain produced in the 1980s and 90s.

Turning Points in the Life of Ronald W. Cox

1948-1956 Prescott #7 (a one room school house in rural Adams County, Iowa)

1956-1960 Corning High School, Corning, Iowa (Course of Study - Vocational Agriculture)

1960-1964 Iowa State University, B.S. Electrical Engineering

1964-1978 Delco Radio Division of General Motors, Engineering Supervisor - Security Systems

1978-1982 GM Engineering Staff/Buick Motor Division, Systems Engineer assigned to the GM Emissions Control Project Center's Systems Engineering Group, GM Proving Grounds, Milford, MI

1982-1987 Delco Electronics Corporation, a Subsidiary of GM Hughes Electronics, Kokomo, IN, Manager - Advanced Body and Chassis Electronics - Electrical Architecture, Advanced Body and Chassis Electronics - Department Manager

1987-1990 Delco Systems Operations, Delco Electronics Corporation, Goleta, CA, Department Manager Automotive Electronics - Corvette Active Suspension Program, Department Manager Automotive Electronics - Indy Racing Electronics, Department Manager Automotive Electronics - ETAK Navigation Program, Department Manager Automotive Electronics - Software Development

1990-1994 Delco Electronics Corporation, a Subsidiary of GM Hughes Electronics, Kokomo, IN, Software Manager, Automotive Electronics

1994-1996 Delco Electronics Corporation, a Subsidiary of GM Hughes Electronics, Kokomo, IN, Process Owner - Custom Product Design, Business Process Engineering team

1997-2000 Delphi Automotive Systems, Kokomo, IN, Powertrain Electronics Systems and Software Manager

2001 Retired...


Cranbrook Senior Living, 5565 Yosemite Street, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111

Articles written for Wikipedia:

Donald J. Atwood Jr. Biography

Development of electronics for GM auto racing

The Elector Bible (1649)

Articles written for HPSDR Wiki:

A complete HPSDR transceiver

PowerSDR Keyboard Shortcut List

Antenna Switch

The Antec P183 Solution

The Tokyo Hy-Power HL-45B Solution

The Rino R-1 Solution

The Antec Minuet Solution

Receiver Performance Tests


A complete HPSDR transceiver in a Pandora Box

Articles uploaded to the HPSDR Wiki:

Never Short a Penelope by AD9DP

A Basic HPSDR Transceiver in PANDORA‎

Articles written for the GMNext Wiki:

Meet the Experts: Ronald W. Cox

Development of the First Near Obstacle Detection Systems

History Book to be Published on GM's Defense Research Laboratories

Globalization of Product Software Development

The New York General Motors Building

Delco Park

Delco Electronics' Business Process Engineering Experience

Development of Modula-GM (First High Level Software Language used for Powertrain Controllers)

Development of Vehicle Navigation Technology

Development of Electronics for Indy 500 cars and engines

1986, Electronics Developed for Lotus Active Suspension Technology

Development of First GM Vehicle Data Links

GM Emission Control Project Center - I Was There

Emission Control Project Center History

Development of GM Security Monitoring Systems

Atwood, Donald Jesse Jr

Dickinson, Gary W.

Uploads to the GMNext Wiki:

Landing the Eagle on the Moon

1936-1996 Delco Electronics 60th Anniversary Video

Firebird Amateur Radio Club

The Milwaukee Plants - End of an Era

Web Movies by W9KFB:

Public .mac gallery