Friday, April 26, 2013

Silent Keys: W1NJM, W7LLX

The ARRL Letter reports that former ARRL Communications Manager George Hart, W1NJM, passed away in late March at age 99. Hart spent more than 40 years on the ARRL staff and is credited with developing the National Traffic System, the league's organization of local, regional and national nets for passing radiogram traffic across the U.S.

Also reported as a Silent Key is Wendell Morrison, W7LLX, of Waukesha, Wisconsin. Morrison spent his career working for RCA, where he invented the Antennalyzer, which the Letter describes as "an early analog computing device for designing multi-tower AM directional arrays." He was 97 when he passed away last October.