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C. David DeLay Jr. received the Purple Heart and became a sergeant during his three combat tours with the Air Force in Vietnam, but is most widely known to veterans as “Dave Rabbit,” his underground radio persona in Saigon.

For 21 days in 1971, Mr. DeLay broadcast acid rock and entertained his brothers in arms from a pirate FM station he set up in a Saigon brothel.

After the war, Mr. DeLay returned to Richardson, where he settled into his family’s business, Trophies Inc. In 2006, he reprised his role as the shock jock via salty streaming audio over the Internet for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

For the past three years, he was the public address announcer for Southern Methodist University football, and recently the Mustangs’ basketball games.

Mr. DeLay, 63, died Friday at Baylor Medical Center at Garland of acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Restland Funeral Home’s Memorial Chapel. He will be buried in Restland Memorial Park.

Mr. DeLay loved getting attention and making people laugh, said his son Chandler DeLay of Wylie.
Born in Dallas, Mr. DeLay grew up in Richardson.

“He was very funny and friendly,” said Ted Dodson of Grapevine, a friend since their days at Richardson High School.

Mr. Dodson remembers his friend riding around Richardson with six people packed into his Corvair convertible.

Mr. DeLay joined the Air Force after graduating from Richardson High in 1967. He served as an inventory specialist and was honored for his outstanding contributions during the 30 days he volunteered for a security police assignment.

He was wounded when his supply convoy was attacked, his son said. Mr. DeLay did not realize he had been wounded until he was back at the base and preparing to shower. A friend spotted the hole in his leg.
“The adrenaline was going so high, he didn’t know he’d been shot,” his son said.

Mr. DeLay was trained as a radio studio engineer during his third tour in Vietnam. Resentment was growing among the troops, who wanted better access to current music and better news coverage of the war and conditions in Vietnam.

He set up his pirate station in the back room of a Saigon brothel, placing mattresses on the walls of his improvised studio to block the bawdy noise. Mr. DeLay had help from his buddies in the Air Force police, who managed to protect his operation for three weeks.

Mr. DeLay shut down the station when he felt his police friends were in danger of being discovered, he said on a website created for veterans and current service members.

“The same thing he did back in Vietnam was the same thing he was trying to do for the troops now: keeping their spirits up and letting them have a little something from back home,” his son said.
In addition to his son, Mr. DeLay is survived by another son, Dallas DeLay of Dallas; three sisters, Pamela Mullen, Francesca Gregory and Haven DeLay; and two brothers, John DeLay of Gun Barrel City, and Dobie DeLay of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas.


Beautiful signal and audio here at 1654 UTC.  SINPO 45434 in NY.

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: Shortwave Gold 6204.4 AM
« on: September 10, 2011, 2236 UTC »
Strong S8 signal in NY at 2235, ID and announcement by DJ (Kevin Turner?), e-mail address sounded like shortwavegold@gmail.com  

North American Shortwave Pirate / 6925.1 kHz AM
« on: September 10, 2011, 0246 UTC »
Velvet Underground with "Heroin" at 0244 UTC.  S7 signal in NY.

HF Beacons / Re: new antenna on 8.35 dasher
« on: December 11, 2010, 2044 UTC »
Have it in NY also at 2044 UTC at S2-S3 levels.  Nice steady signal.

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: Radio Face de Blatte 6505 usb
« on: November 01, 2010, 0145 UTC »
Wow, thanks for the tip Terry, I have them here in NY with an S5 signal, 100% copy.  "Monster Mash" at 0142 UTC.  First time I've heard RFB.

HF Beacons / BA Beacon 6840 kHz
« on: October 30, 2010, 2246 UTC »
Hearing a beacon, with ID of "BA" at 2246 UTC. 

HF Beacons / Re: Anyone copying 8.35 Mhz dasher
« on: September 19, 2010, 2327 UTC »
Here in NY, I have a dasher on 8349 kHz at 2325 UTC on Sept 19, 2010.  Steady signal.  Although there are occasional utility bursts nearby, using the 500 Hz filter really helps block everything else out.  Never thought I would ever need the 500 Hz filter on my R8B, until I started hunting these beacons.

HF Beacons / Re: Echo Dasher 11002.6 kHz
« on: September 05, 2010, 1557 UTC »
Thanks Chuck.  I guess this is the one that used to be called "CO", which was a regular at my QTH before.

HF Beacons / Echo Dasher 11002.6 kHz
« on: September 04, 2010, 1251 UTC »
Clearly audible in NY at 1245 UTC on 9/4/10, fading in and out.  About one dash per second.

Any ideas on the power output or location of this one?

If the operator contacts me, I can send them an audio file.

RX: Drake R8B
48 meter half-wave dipole

North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: WEAK 6925u 3/15/9 23:13
« on: March 16, 2009, 0004 UTC »
While the FRN is down, happy that we have this nice alternative here. 

Started listening at 2326 UTC when I heard Pylon's "Volume".  That was followed by an ID by a computer generated female voice, then "Louie Louie" which sounded like it was by Iggy Pop.
S7 signal here in NY.
Really enjoying the music you're playing, as I'm one of the charter members of the old punks home.  Usually, the only other stations that play this sort of music is Radio Pigmeat International, WHYP, and Channel Z Radio.

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