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May 11, 1999
Doc, was an elmer to my closest school chum and myself in the early 50's. We got our novice ticket in 1953 with Doc's help with the code. He first saw us taking picture's of his yagi beam (10M mono-bander)and invited us in to take a look at station. It was three 7 foot racks "all homebrew" transmitter, plate modulator, and power supply. He had two receiver's a Howard 240 or something like that and an National NC-100 that I purchased from Doc a year or so later. His rotor was an "armstrong", e.g.
An old steering wheel a bicycle sprocket and chain going out to the antenna mast. We were impressed to beat the band. That was around 1950. He helped us later get our novice tickets (a new license class in 52).
A real fine man. Yes, he will be missed.
Contributed by: Harold Lloyd (W4OE)
Doc accomplished many things in his 92 year life. He was a teacher, a Doctor, and had been a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He spent many years living in Macomb, Illinois; Kirksville, Missouri; and Farmington, Missouri. He was my elmer. He spent many hours teaching me eletronic theory and CW. He was a great man and is missed terribly.
Contributed by: KA0VKF (KA0VKF)
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