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Hiram Percy Maxim
Birth: Sep. 2, 1869
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1936
La Junta
Otero County
Colorado, USA

"The Old Man" Hiram Percy Maxim was the Father of organized amateur (HAM) radio. In 1914 the American Radio Relay League was organized and launched by the famous inventor and "ham operator" Hiram Percy Maxim whose amateur radio call-sign was W1AW. He was also the inventor of the Maxim silencer which was the first mass produced firearms silencer, the automobile muffler, and was a pioneer in air compressor technology. 
 
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  Josephine Hamilton Maxim (1866 - 1936)*
 
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Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Hagerstown
Washington County
Maryland, USA
Plot: Section: K; Hamilton Lot
 
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Originally Created by: Rod Murray
Record added: Oct 30, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6895297
Hiram Percy Maxim
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Thank you for what you left us. I personally shall try to carry on the legacy of Amateur Radio. 73 OM ES RIPDE K8CPA...-.-
- Chuck K8CPA
 Added: Oct. 14, 2014
Happy 100th anniversary to the American Radio Relay League!!! from all the hams who enjoy the hobby, we thank you, Hiram. 73,
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 Added: Mar. 18, 2014
Born in Hagerstown, MD, I became enthralled with Amateur Radio at 13. It has been a life-long hobby and I was very surprised to discover that Hiram Percy Maxim, "The Old Man" himself, was buried in my hometown. Now I have a framed autograph of HPM on th...(Read more)
- Mike Flowers
 Added: Jan. 28, 2014
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