Atlanta amateur radio enthusiasts, (hams) will welcome MFJ Enterprises founder Martin F. Jue, on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Georgia Tech. Mr. Jue, founder of MFJ Enterprises, one of the leading electronics companies serving amateur radio, will speak on amateur radio topics as well as take questions and answers from the audience during this free event. He is a 1967 graduate of Georgia Tech with a M.S. degree in electrical engineering.
The 100 year-old Georgia Tech Amateur Radio Club and the Atlanta Radio Club, who’s 100th anniversary will take place in 2011, are the organizers of the talk. Mr. Jue (amateur call-sign K5FLU) founded MFJ back in the early 70’s with a single product, which has now grown to thousands of products from antenna tuners to analyzers and modern ham radio accessories across multiple companies. The company, which owns several well-known subsidiaries including Hygain, Vectronics, Ameritron, and Cushcraft, is located in Starkville, MS near Mississippi State University.
Rob Osattin, Atlanta Radio Club Vice President, said, “Mr. Jue shows the sprit of amateur radio, leading a company that continues to innovate in this 100-year-old hobby.” Andrew Carter, Georgia Tech Amateur Radio Club President said, “We’re glad to host Mr. Jue at Georgia Tech. Known for our innovation, Tech club members and students will get a boost out of hearing Mr. Jue’s story real world entrepreneurship in electronics here on campus.”
The event will kick off at 7:00pm on Thursday, February 25 at Georgia Tech’s Van Leer ECE Building Auditorium, 777 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta. Admission is free to all. In addition, Mr. Jue is providing several popular MFJ items as door prizes. Mr. Jue will address Georgia Tech students during an afternoon session on how to start a successful electronics manufacturing firm in the U.S. in today’s economy.
The Georgia Tech Amateur Radio Club was founded by a group of seniors in 1910 using the call sign 4XG. It has grown through the years and is currently operated by licensed students, faculty and alumni as W4AQL. The club has a storied history of helping with emergency communications, including special kudos for its work during the 1985 Mexico earthquake. The Tech club can be found on the web at: http://cyberbuzz.gatech.edu/w4aql
The Atlanta Radio Club has operated continuously since 1911. Its more than 150 licensed amateur radio operators have a mission to serve the community and advance the hobby of Amateur Radio. The club provides more than 10 local repeaters for free amateur use. The Atlanta Radio Club is a special service club of the American Radio Relay League. For more information visit http://www.atlantaradioclub.org