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Old 06-21-2017, 12:15 PM
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Ronnie Milsap WB4KCG, heard a few times back around 1990 on with the Gator Net crew on 3898.
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Old 06-21-2017, 1:35 PM
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Originally Posted by kayn1n32008 View Post
Sorry to necro-post.

I wish I could have had the chance to talk to the late King of Jordan. A true ham. He even hosted Israeli hams not long before he passed away. I truly believe he was the kind of ham we all should want to be like.
One of the clients at my work, met him once.

He was at the Dayton hamvention, my client was standing at a table looking at some equipment, when a fellow happen to step up to the table next to him. They struck up a conversation in regards to a particular radio. It was a very nice chat, and my client bid him good day and walked away to meet up with his friend. When he approached his friend the friend chuckled and said "So, hows the king of Jordan?" to which my client responded "How would I know that?" His friend laughed again and pointed at the gentlemen at the table and said, "Hell, you were just talking to him"
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He was truly a humble person. The world is worse with him gone

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Old 07-09-2017, 10:41 PM
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Here is one that I found out awhile back. General Curtis LeMay, the former head of USAS Strategic Air Command, was also an Amateur Radio Operator. He held the calls K0GRL (NE), K4FRA (MDC), and W6EZV (CA). Evidently he was famous for being on the air -- on amateur bands -- while flying on bombers. He also was instrumental for establishing SSB instead of AM as the standard in bombers in 1957 (with help from Heath and Collins).
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Old 07-10-2017, 12:32 PM
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Leo Laporte "The Tech Guy" W6TWT
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