Sep. 2, 1869 Brooklyn Kings County (Brooklyn) New York, USA
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.
Old ManW1AW,Life is better with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). Thanks for starting the AARL on 6th April 1914. Rest in peace.--... ...--KU3V -
Bill Added: Oct. 8, 2015
Thanks for all you did for amateur radio.Because of your efforts amateur radio grew into a huge hobby for millions.I was one of those millions and what started as a hobby lead me into a job in the medical imaging field.73 om -
kc8nqn Added: Jun. 11, 2015