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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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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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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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Bit of a newer name--

Mike Judge. Creator of Beavis and Butthead, Office Space, Idiocracy, and helped create the show Silicon Valley, currently on HBO.

He talked about being a former ham for a bit on an episode of The Nerdist awhile back, when he was working in the actual Silicon Valley, and before his television/movie career took off.
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As for SK's, Jean Shepherd who had a great radio show on WOR radio was a ham too. There's a Christmas movie that he narrated, the one where the poor kid gets his tongue to a frozen metal pole hi hi.
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There's a Christmas movie that he narrated, the one where the poor kid gets his tongue to a frozen metal pole hi hi.
"A Christmas Story"
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