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Famous Within Amateur Radio 1.



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1AY (or 1WD)
Clarence D. Tuska Co-founder of the ARRL.
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8CR
Powel Crosley Jr Co-founded the American Automobile Accessory Company and founded the Crosley Radio Corporation, the world's largest radio manufacturer.
He was known as "The Henry Ford of Radio".
AK1A Richard A. Newell
(Dick Newell)
Invented Packet Cluster thus changing the face of DXing.
G3PLX Peter Martinez Co- Inventor of the PSK31 digital transmission system.
G3TPW Stephen Webb Designer of the G3TPW Cobwebb antenna.
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G5RV
Plus 54 or so other calls.
Louis Varney Designer of the popular G5RV HF antenna.
Read his short history here.
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JA1AN
Shozo Hara President of Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL) for over 30 years.
Helped guide development of amateur radio in Japan, which has more licensed amateurs than any other country.
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JA1MP
Sako Hasegawa founder of yaesu.
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JA3FA
Tokuzo Inoue Founder of icom.
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K4FW
(Also 9BBI, W8DUS)
Albert R. Kahn
(Al Kahn)
Founder of ElectroVoice (1930). Co-founder of Ten-Tec (1968).
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K5FLU
Martin F. Jue President of MFJ Enterprises Inc., which he founded in 1972.
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K6LFH
Mirabeau C. ("Chuck") Towns Amateur satellite pioneer.
OSCARs I & II were built in his garage.
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KA2WEU
Dr. Ulrich L. Rohde The "Rohde" in the Rohde & Schwarz company.
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KA9Q
Phil Karn Developed basis for wireless internet communications by adapting Internet communications protocol (TCP/IP) for radio use;
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N6KR
Wayne Burdick Co-founder of Elecraft LLC in 1998.
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OH2BH
Martti Laine Telecommunications expert, noted DXer and DXpeditioner. Has introduced or re-introduced Amateur Radio to several countries.
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S53MV
Matjaz Vidmar Designer and builder of high-speed (11 MB/s) amateur digital network, several AO-40 satellite components, VHF/UHF/microwave radios.
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SP9VRC
Pawel Jalocha
 
 
 
Co- Inventor of the PSK31
Inventor of MT63 and Q15X25, digital transmission systems (among others).


Thanks to Henryk Zowlski, SP9JPA, for
the photo and extra information.
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VE3CJ
Noel Eaton First non-U.S. president of IARU
Helped build international support for new ham bands at 10, 18, and 24 MHz (WARC bands).
Long time friend of His Majesty King Hussein (JY1).
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VP2VI
(W0DX)
Bob Denniston Leader of the first modern DXpedition ("Gon-Wacky") in 1948.
Pioneer in 160 metre DXing.
ARRL President, 1966-1972, IARU President, 1966-1974.
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W0CXX
Arthur Andrew Collins Founder of Collins Radio.
The Collins Amateur Radio Club now hold the call.
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W0GFQ
Leo Meyerson Founder of World Radio Laboratories.
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W1AW
(or 1AW, earlier 1WH)
Hiram Percy Maxim Son of the prolific inventor, Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim (most famous for inventing the machine gun).
Hiram Percy Maxim invented the gun silencer and co-founded the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) who now use W1AW as the club station call.
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W1HQ
(Also W1CUT)
Laird Campbell First amateur to use transistorised transmitters on 160, 40, and 20 metres.
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W2BML
(Also 2BML)
Dr. Harold Henry Beverage Inventor of the Wave antenna, more commonly known as the "Beverage antenna".
Read his short history here.
W2JTP Byron Kretzman RTTY and FM pioneer,
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W4USR
(Also K8KXK)
Dennis J. Had Founder of Dentron Radio Company, Ameritron, and Cary Audio Design.
W6SP Col. John W. Browning Decorated fighter pilot who was "father" of military satellites and former AMSAT board chairman.
W6VR Faust Gonsett Amateur radio author and technician. Founder of Gonset Laboratories. Brought affordable VHF equipment to amateur market.
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W8GZ
Major General Loren G. Windom Inventor of the Windom antenna (1929).

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