Thursday, April 14, 2011

Leo Meyerson, WØGFQ, a Silent Key

Leo Meyerson, WØGFQ, in 2010.
(Courtesy of QCWA Chapter 154)
Just a few weeks after celebrating his 100th birthday, ham radio legend Leo Meyerson, WØGFQ (and previously W9GFQ), has passed away. The announcement was made by Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) President Bob Roske, NØUF, on the organization's website.

"It is with a profound sense of loss," Roske wrote, "that I report Leo Meyerson, WØGFQ, became a Silent Key last evening 4/13/2011 at 9:50 p.m. in the Eisenhower Hospital, Rancho Mirage, CA."

Meyerson owned and operated World Radio Laboratories in Council Bluffs, Iowa, which built the "Globe" line of amateur radio transmitters in the mid-20th century. Better known models included the Globe Scout, Globe Champion and Globe King lines.

A brief profile of Meyerson in honor of his 100th  birthday appears in the March issue of CQ magazine.