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Bill Simons, W9BB, Silent Key; Developed Shure Microphones:

from The ARRL Letter on February 23, 2012
Website: http://www.arrl.org/
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Bill Simons, W9BB, Silent Key; Developed Shure Microphones:

William A. Simons, W9BB (ex-W9YXJ), passed away in Minnesota on January 2. He was 84. He earned his Class B ticket in 1941 at the age of 14 and converted a cathedral radio into his first transmitter. Later, Simons earned DXCC using homebrew gear of his own design. Eventually, he earned a top spot on the ARRL DXCC Honor Roll. Read more here http://www.arrl.org/news/bill-simons-w9bb-silent-key-developed-shure-microphones.

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