Amateurs Honor Hiram Percy Maxim
August 1940 QST Article

August 1940 QST

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These articles are scanned and OCRed from old editions of the ARRL's QST magazine. Here is a list of the QST articles I have already posted. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

Hiram Percy Maxim is well-known by amateur radio operators as the founder of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). He died in 1936 and was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown, Maryland. A few years ago while visiting relatives in Hagerstown, I went to the cemetery, took some photos, got the exact GPS coordinates, and posted a short article on it (see Hiram Percy Maxim's Gravesite in Hagerstown, Maryland). If not for my documentation, there would be no way to know that the large grave marker shown in this 1940 QST article does not belong to the esteemed Mr. Maxim, but to the matron of his wife's family, Maryland Governor William T. Hamilton. Hiram Percy Maxim's gravesite is marked by a non-descript flush marker. I found it to be a great disappointment. Maybe his in-laws never really took kindly to him and exacted revenge post mortem.

Amateurs Honor Hiram Percy Maxim

At 3 P.M. on Sunday, May 26th, a group of amateurs gathered in Hagerstown, Md., to place a floral tribute at the grave of our beloved leader, Hiram Percy Maxim

Amateurs Honor Hiram Percy Maxim, August 1940 QST - RF Cafe

The placing of a wreath on the "Old Man's" grave was at the suggestion of William W. Brantly, one of the most active members of the Washington Radio Club. The Club adopted Mr. Brantly's proposal and through its President, Fred W. Albertson, arrangements were made for the laying of the wreath.

F. W. Albertson and J. L. Reinartz place the wreath.



Posted October 8, 2015