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Hiram Percy Maxim
Birth: Sep. 2, 1869
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. 
Family links: 
  Hiram Stevens Maxim (1840 - 1916)
  Jane Budden Maxim (1837 - 1911)
  Josephine Hamilton Maxim (1866 - 1936)*
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Rose Hill Cemetery
Washington County
Maryland, USA
Plot: Section: K; Hamilton Lot
GPS (lat/lon): 39.62778, 77.72444
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Originally Created by: Rod Murray
Record added: Oct 30, 2002
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- a sincere fan
 Added: Sep. 2, 2016
How great it would have been to have met him. I have been a ham for >50 years. RIP OM
- NU0Y
 Added: Aug. 16, 2016
In addition to his pioneering in amateur radio, Mr. Maxim was also one of the founders of the Amateur Cinema League, an international organization for home movie enthusiasts that started in the 1920's and continued long after his death. The ACL published...(Read more)
- jeffm12012
 Added: Jun. 25, 2016
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