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Gilbert "Gil" Galambus, W9JZA
QCWA #4523
QCWA Chapter 36 Charter Member


Born March 22, 1898 - Died February 2, 1996
(Gil states his birthday as March 24 instead of March 22 in this video.)


Article about Gil on Flick Lives


QSL provided by Bob Green, W8JYZ


1932 photo courtesy of Rob Hopkins
Rob's grandfather was George Hacker W9FDD (later W8LPS) who lived on the east side of Chicago.
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Photo provided by Andy Finick, W9FXT
Click this photo for full-size, that includes a newspaper article to go with it!
Unknown date of article, but the SWL card shown is dated 9/22/36.


Hammond Times article about Gil on Sept. 26, 1937
Stolen from Flick Lives website (credit to Steve Glazer)
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Click here for a Hammond Times article on Mar. 11, 1938 that names 24 ham operators in Hammond, including Gil Galambus W9JZA, Jean Shepherd W9QWN, and Harold Minor W9WJU (now grandson Joel's call sign).


QSL provided by Andy Finick, W9FXT
(Probably from around mid-1970's into early 1980's. Compare to photo dated 1977 below.)
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Photo stolen from Motor City Radio Club, W8MRM, on the web
(link no longer works)


Photo provided by Dave Nicolaus, W9DN
On the left is Joe Ford (not a ham) who was a General Foreman at Midwest Steel.


1977 photo courtesy of Rob Hopkins
Rob's grandfather was George Hacker W9FDD (later W8LPS) who lived on the east side of Chicago.
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NWI Times obituary for Gil dated Feb. 9, 1996
Stolen from Flick Lives website (credit to Steve Glazer)
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