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Callsign

Name

Claim to Fame

Notes

QSO Date

QSL sent

QSL rcv

JY1

King Hussein

King of Jordan; was very active ham before his passing; touching memorial here

(SK) 07-FEB1999 (63)

23Jun1995 - 20m ssb

Direct to
WA3HUP

YES

HZ1TA

Talal bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud

Prince Talal bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia

03Jan1998 - 20m ssb

Bureau to
OE6EEG

NO

LU1SM

Carlos Saul Menem   

President of Argentina (1989 - 1999 )

28Jul1990 - 15m ssb
29Jul1990 15m ssb

Direct to
LU1BR

NO

SV2ASP/A

Father Apollo

Father Monk Apollo, Missionary - Mount Athos, Greece

9 qso ssb rtty, between March 2004 and 16Jan2010
160/80/20/17/12/30m.

Direct

YES

GM3ITN

Les Hamilton

Scottish printer who first alerted England of Argentine invasion of the Falklands on April 2, 1982. See article

13Dec1995 - 80m ssb

Bureau

YES

M0SDX

Sergey Rebrov

Professional soccer player; (ex-UT5UDX); reportedly, Rebrov is now playing for a Turkish club and using call TA2ZF; QRZ!  profile. QSL card.

07Dec2000 - 40m ssb

Bureau

NO

W1AW

Hiram Percy Maxim

Inventor, radio pioneer, early aviation pioneer; ARRL Founder also known as "The Old Man." Full biography; short bio; a picture of Maxim's 1915 Station (1ZM); his card; picture of his invention, the firearms silencer (for which he may be more famous than ham radio); Burial site.

(SK) 17-FEB-1936 (66)
wked 10/12/15/17/20/30
need qsl for 10/12/30

12 qso, ssb cw between 1988 to 2004, 30/20/17/15/12
only 4 confirmed by several host Hams
operating the Station

Bureau

YES

KA1FZQ

Lawrence S. Bacow

President of Tufts University. See "Tufts Online Magazine" See article

22Apr1995 - 17m ssb

Bureau

NO

KZ1Z

Peter Kemp

ARRL Professional Teacher of the Year ( co-winner)

two recent QSO jan 2006       RTTY  20 and 40m

17Feb2004 17m psk31
02Jan2006 - 20m rtty
03Jan2006 40m rtty

Bureau

YES

WB2AQC

George Pataki

This prolific traveler/writer ham is responsible for lobbying Senator Barry Goldwater to sponsor the legislation that eliminated the rule that limited licensing to US citizens only. He also helped supply information that led to the publishing of the first callbook (American Flying Horse) of Soviet radio amateur callsigns. This encouraged other Eastern European radio clubs to send their lists to the CallBook and the secrecy and prohibition was ended! Official Web Site

25Dec1992 - 10m ssb
31Dec1993 - 12m ssb
24Mar1998 - 12m ssb

Bureau
and Eqsl

YES

KA2ORK

Mark Barettella

Medical student who was sole source of communication from Grenada during U.S. invasion on October 25, 1983 (now licensed as N2MD). Links

09Feb2000 - 12m ssb

Bureau

YES

NE2Q

Jay Kolinsky

In 1969, invented and manufactured the electronic sirens used on most burglar and fire alarm systems throughout the world . U.S. Trademark "Earsplitter". Holds a number of other U.S. patents. (ex-WV2BLX, WA2BLX). See Jay's OpEd on p. 95 of Feb. 2003 "QST" Greater Norwalk ARC; Malm's official web site

03Dec1993 - 80m ssb
27Mar1994 - 17m ssb
28Oct2005 - 80m ssb

Bureau

NO

KA2WEU

Dr. Ulrich L. Rohde

From the Rohde & Schwarz company; neat QSL; article on appointment as professor; press release: elected IEEE fellow; Official Web Site; Publications; ARRL Book Review

17Nov1966 - 17m ssb
30Dec1997 12m ssb

Bureau

NO

W3DEF

Stephen Aug

broadcast and print journalist (now semi-retired); former business correspondent for ABC News and "Good Morning America"; "Old Radio" Column  (ex K2EOF)

15Dec1995 - 17m ssb
23Jan2001 10m ssb

Bureau

YES

W3SON

Richard Dean

Radio & TV Station Owner, including KNZZ Grand Junction CO.

04Jan1996 - 17m ssb

Bureau

NO

KD3P

Scudder Georgia

Medal of Freedom recipient, WWII OSS operative, founding member and senior communications chief of Central Intelligence Agency. remembrance here ;

(SK) 26-DEC-2000 (86)

8Feb1992 - 17m ssb

Bureau

NO

K4EB/m

Larry Junstrom

Bass Guitar player for the rock group 38 Special;

24Dec2000 - 12m ssb

Bureau

NO

K5AQ

Donald Hall

Director of the Institute for Pacific Asia at Texas A & M University

18May2003 - 17m ssb

Bureau

NO

N5IN

Dr. Ronald A. Stordahl

Founder, CEO and Chairman of Digi-Key Corp., one of the top ten U.S. electronics distributors, named for the digital electronic keyer that he developed and marketed while obtaining his Ph.D. in electrical engineering. (ex-K0UXQ); official web site; Corporate profile; Dayton 2002 Hamvention picture

03Feb2002 - 12m ssb

Bureau

YES

W6AQ/8

Dave Bell

Movie producer; (ex-W6BVN); See brief bio. Dave's picture.

28Jul1999 - 12m ssb

Bureau

NO

K6DUE/4

Roy Neal

Late TV personality/producer; retired NBC News correspondent; major expert in spaceflight and science; starred in ham radio videos. Link.

SK) 12-AUG-2003 (82)  

06Oct1991 - 10m ssb

Bureau

NO

K6DXK

Ernest P. Lehman

Writer, Producer, Actor, Director; won Honorary Academy Award for lifetime achievement 25-MAR-2001. Link.

01May1989 - 20m ssb

Bureau

NO

K6FG

Mark Weiss

Cpmmissioner LA. CO. Superior Court

31May1993 - 17m ssb
11Nov2001 - 12m ssb
03Feb2002 - 12m ssb
26Dec2005 - 17m ssb

Bureau

YES

W6FY

Ben Moses

Emmy-winning writer and TV/movie director and producer, who produced 1987 movie "Good Morning, Vietnam" (ex-W6TJR, W2GGV). QRZ! profile /pix; movies

17Oct2001 - 12m ssb

Eqsl

E-QSL

W6KHJ

Beau Weaver

Radio Personality and voiceover specialist; see official web site;

26Dec2000 - 12m ssb
04Feb2001 - 12m ssb
05Feb2001 - 12m ssb

Direct

YES

K6MYC

Michael B. Staal

Pioneered many ham designs and products, especially, antennas, as 1960s-80s owner of now-defunct KLM. Known for excellent antennas, amplifiers and other radio products. Now with (since 1980s) M2 Inc. antenna company; M2 Systems,

12Jan1996 - 80m ssb

Bureau

YES

K6UI

Ross Adey (DR)

Former Withe House advisor on electromagnetic radiations

30Oct1999- 12m ssb
27Nov1999 - 12m ssb
27May2000 - 12m ssb
25Jan2001 - 12m ssb
08Feb2001 - 12m ssb
10Oct2001 - 12m ssb

Bureau
(first 2 qso)

NO

N6VL

Joe Westheimer

Optical Effect Expert

20Dec2003 - 15m psk31

Bureau

NO

W6NL

Dr. David B. Leeson

Founding Chairman and past CEO of California Microwave, Inc.; Consulting Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University; IEEE Life Fellow; author of "Physical Design of Yagi Antennas," published by ARRL; (ex-HC8L, ex-W6QHS). Link.

07Mar2000 - 20m ssb

Bureau

NO

W6RJ

Robert Ferrero

President of the Ham Radio Outlet

18Sep1989 - 80m ssb
18Nov1994 - 80m ssb
29Dec1994 - 80m ssb
13Dec1995 - 80m ssb
30Jan2002 - 80m ssb
21Feb2002 - 80m ssb

Direct Bureau

YES

W6UK

Alvino Rey

Radio/TV/Records, reportedly invented the electric guitar; OOTC# 1047; ex-6UE; article with picture and bio; Walt Maxwell, W2DU, played trumpet in Rey's band in the 40's according to this article. Obituary in the "New York Times" 27-FEB-2004. QSL.

(SK) 24-FEB-2004 (95)

18Oct2001 - 12m ssb

Bureau

NO

W6VIO

Robert R Smit

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena CA

19Oct1999 - 17m ssb

Bureau

YES

N7ML

Craig M. "Mike" Lamb

Founder of AEA Electronics.

29Jan1995 - 20m ssb
31Jan1998- 80m ssb

Bureau

NO

K7UGA

Barry Goldwater

late US Senator/vociferous friend of amateur radio. (ex-6BIP and K3UIG - his Washington, DC, callsign); QSL Card Special Event Station QSL card. In China, QSL card.

(SK) 29-MAY-1998 (89)

20Oct2001 - 10m ssb
20Oct2001 - 12m ssb
20Oct2001 - 15m ssb
20Oct2001 17m ssb

Bureau

YES
Special Event Station

W0BC

Wade H. Williams Jr

Founded Associated Radio right after WWII, retiring in 1991. He had over 1000 hours of flight time over the Pacific routes in WWII and has contributed to amateur radio in many ways. His last commercial product was the BC-Matcher a small mobile antenna matcher;

(SK) 21-APR-2003 (81)

06Aug1992 - 17m ssb

Bureau

NO

KH6IJ

Kathasi Nose

Radio columnist and former Phisics Professor

(SK)

24Feb1989 - 15m ssb

Bureau

YES

EA0JC

King Juan Carlos

King Juan Carlos, Madrid Spain

18Jan2010 - 40m cw

Bureau

NO

K6DUE

Roy Neal

TV Personality, Produces/Stars in Ham Radio videos

K6DUE/4

06 Oct 1991

Bureau

NO

 
 
 
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