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The W2SG Collection

Steve Glazer, W2SG, is a renowned expert on Jean Shepherd (K2ORS/W9QWN)
See Flick Lives for more about Jean Shepherd.

Herb Brier, W9EGQ, on-the-air!
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Photo dated May 23, 1962. Original source Theresa Brier (Herb's niece) on Ancestry.com.

Gil Galambus W9JZA featured in Post-Tribune on Aug. 23, 1990
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PDF files available below. Click to open.

Thursday, June 20, 1935, Hammond Times article reporting a joint picnic with the Calumet Amateur Radio Association and the Tri-Town Amateur Radio Association.
Contact person is W9ABB (name not given).
Free ice cream!

Saturday, Sept. 21, 1935, Hammond Times article reporting an upcoming meeting of the Calumet Amateur Radio Association.
Special guest is Thomas McCullough, the traffic manager of Purdue University station W9YB, discussing "Antenna Design and its Effect on Radiation."

Friday, Oct. 4, 1935, Hammond Times article reporting an upcoming meeting of the Calumet Amateur Radio Club.
Guest speaker is G. V. Maynard, Chief Engineer of the Hammond Police radio system.
Ham members mentioned are Marshal Chandler (W9KRT), Ralph Thompson (W9AQD), William Nameny (W9FZH), and P. C. MacCalia (W9CB).

Very nice article in The Indianapolis Star newspaper in 1941 about Herb Brier (mentions his 35 wpm code proficiency)

Humorous article from Herb Brier in 1947 to the Editor of the Logansport Pharos Tribune (PDF)

Sunday Chicago Tribune artice on Sept. 27, 1953

Page 1 of Neighborhood Section shows photographs of Calumet area hams involved in Civil Defense and emergency preparedness.

Page 6 provides the text of the article.

Local amateurs shown in the photographs are:

William Reed (W9PAS) of Dyer, and three (of five) licensed sons, Paul (W9PKG), Dick (W9YLV), and Mike (W9TNI)
(W9PAS's sons that are not shown are John W9PZF, and William Jr. W9RWN)

William Kiekenapp (W9DWF), of Lansing

Gilbert Galambus (W9JZA), of Gary

James Paul (W9GUX), of Gary

Herbert Brier (W9EGQ), of Gary

Jack Theodore (W9PVQ), of Gary

Charles Reberg (W9MVZ), of Gary

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1956, Hammond Times article reporting the television interference in Whiting caused by Ron Banaszak (W9MDF, later W9FB).
The resolution of the problem is not detailed, but we all know that Ron was very active on the air and with our local QCWA Chapter 36, including serving as past president.

Sunday, Dec. 23, 1956, Hammond Times photo and caption reporting the change of officers in the Lake County Amateur Radio Club
(Al Walters is on the far left, not on the right as stated in the caption.)
So from left-to-right, correctly, are: Al Walters (W9MNO), Larry Clifford (W9AMW), Max Kennedy (W9EHY), and William Reed (W9PAS).

Sunday, July 14, 1957, Hammond Times article with two photos reporting the Civil Defense and local hospitals response to a simulated atomic bomb attack.
Featured in one photo is a very young Jim Harney (KF9EX) when he was a Boy Scout in Troop 24.

Chicago Tribune article in 1964 reporting the retirement of Gilbert Galambus (W9JZA)

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