March 21, 2014
Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ
by Tom, W8TK
American Made Amateur Radio Gear
Presented by George Ulm W9EVT
George will be showing us some of the gear in his collection. Here is a picture of George in his shack
George Ulm, W9EVT was born in the Free City of Danzig in 1930. In the mid-1930s he moved to Chicago with his family. After W.W.II, he produced some of the first convention exhibits for the Radio Parts Show in the Windy City. His business later expanded to world's fairs and conventions such as the CES in Las Vegas and Chicago. George is a Korean Conflict veteran, taught electronics in the Navy Air Corps, developed and put on air the first two meter amateur repeaters in the mid west.
George has lived in Mexico, Europe, Africa and Australia with ham calls associated with each part of the world. In the early 1960s he purchased an apple and cherry farm on Washington Island, WI. At retirement he decided to raise antennas on the property instead of fruit. He lives there year round with his wife, Susan, his dog Bosun and a very talkative African Gray Parrot, B.B.
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