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W9SAL
All States Radio Club
Valparaiso Technical Institute

~ Formerly Dodge Telegraph and Radio Institute ~


Listen for the W9SAL repeaters on 444.950 (131.8) in LaPorte and 146.625 (131.8) in Gary.
Repeaters operated by Chapter 36 member Danny Scheetz, W9DWS.
See Valpo Tech course catalogs from 1945-46 and 1946-47 in the W9DWS Collection


Pencil provided by John Miller, W9ZG, Class of '53
See John's 1953 Valpo Tech Yearbook


Decal provided by John Miller, W9ZG, Class of '53
See John's 1953 Valpo Tech Yearbook


Rare 1938 Dodge Radio Institute QSL provided by Marvin Beach, N4NY, Class of '73
Read Marv's email comments about Valpo Tech and Herb Brier


QSL provided by John Miller, W9ZG, Class of '53
See John's 1953 Valpo Tech Yearbook


1941 QSL stolen from the Ham Gallery
Credited to Estate of W4JTR/W9PEL


1959 QSL stolen from the Ham Gallery
Credited to Estate of W8ZMN


QSL below provided by Tom Frisz, N9DD, Class of '75


QSL & photo below provided by Bob Pence, W9ORW
Click to enlarge the photograph
Shows the Collins 32V transmitter and 75A receiver donated by the family of Bill Harris


Photo provided by Danny Scheetz, W9DWS
See Valpo Tech course catalogs from 1945-46 and 1946-47 in the W9DWS Collection
(This photo is from the course catalogs. Note similarity to 1941 QSL above.)


1989 Commencement Program provided by Carl Hallberg, W9CJH, ASEE 1981 and BSEE 1989
(Click each for larger image)
       


The Bill Harris Story
W8WWK

Read Steve Schrock, W4PLV's recollections of his close personal friend.
W9SAL was named The Bill Harris Memorial Station after his death in 1954.
Bill bequeathed his Collins 32V transmitter and 75A receiver to the All States Radio Club.


Picture provided by John Miller, W9ZG, Class of '53 (click for larger view)
See John's 1953 Valpo Tech Yearbook


W9SAL - Valpo Tech History

History of W9SAL callsign from QCWA Headquarters

Some history and recollections from long-time instructor Gene Wiggins, W9CWG


Dodge's Telegraph and Radio Institute History

A brief story from Gene Wiggins, W9CWG

(Be sure to see the Dodge pictures available from the link below at Ancestry.com)


Former students of Valparaiso Technical Institute

Marvin Beach, N4NY, 1973 graduate
Read Marv's email comments about Valpo Tech and Herb Brier

Tom Frisz, N9DD, 1975 graduate
Read Tom's Valpo Tech story, an excerpt from his full website bio (above)

Carl Hallberg, W9CJH, ASEE 1981 and BSEE 1989
May 1981 Graduation photo (click for larger picture)

Dean Manley, KH6B, 1954 graduate
Read Dean's email comments about Valpo Tech

John Miller, W9ZG, 1953 graduate
See John's 1953 Valpo Tech Yearbook

Gene Mitchell, K3DSM, 1965 graduate
Read Gene's Valpo Tech story, an excerpt from his full website bio (above)

David Prozzo, 1946 graduate
Read Dave's email comments about Valpo Tech

Don Tyrrell, W8AD, 1956 graduate
Owner, Alpha Delta Communications, Inc.
Read Don's email comments about Valpo Tech


Other Valparaiso Technical Institute Information

Valparaiso Technical Institute Alumni on Facebook (Check this out!)

Ancestry.com site with many pictures of Dodge's Institute of Telegraphy and Valparaiso Technical Institute


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