August 1940 QST
Table of Contents
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
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 September 10, 2021(original 10/8/2015)