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Tom Merritt (K9SFV)
May 29, 1999
Tom was service manager at Hallicrafters when they closed the ham doors. He continues to work for Northrop (?) after the closing, and had worked on the B-1 bomber project. Tom is survived by his wife, Betsy.
Contributed by: K9HSP (K9HSP)
I met Tom when I was an electrical inspector at Northrop in Rolling Meadows. We were assigned to the secret "black" program that produced the countermeasures for the SR-71 Black Bird. He was a Quality Engineer at the time. He helped me a great deal in my job duties. But, most importantly, he rekindled my interest in amateur radio. When he started to build his Heath HW-5400, that was it. I had to get one too and get back on the air. Thank-you Tom. You ARE missed!
Contributed by: Jim Martini (N9ESH)
Tom was my Elmer. I called him blind, based on a referral from a local radio club because we lived in the same apartment complex. He jumped right in and helped me get my Tech ticket. He was a good friend and is missed.
Contributed by: Robert J. McAuley (N9QGU)
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