Hans Schroeder posted 1 year ago
We are busy getting the MSOE Amateur Radio Club back on the SGA list after we slipped off somehow.   This is one of the (maybe THE) oldest clubs here, and really close to what the University is all about.   Surprise we don't have a waiting line for membership

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  • Denise Gergetz

    Denise Gergetz 1 year ago

    Hi Hans,
    In the library we are working on an archival project on the history of radio at MSOE.  The Amateur Radio Club is part of the history we are looking at.  I can find the date the club first started and let you know, I want to say it's 1926.  Also- if you need any additional staff involvement in the club I'd love to help out!
  • Hans Schroeder

    Hans Schroeder 1 year ago

    Thanks, Denise – for your interest.   Somewhere in my files I have an article from the Milwaukee Historical Society about Radio in Milwaukee, and although that does not mention the Amateur Radio Club, it mentions MSOE in connection with the origin of WISN which was at MSOE.  – At that time “radio” was all home-made anyway, including broadcast.  There was no distinction – and that would have been about the era you mentioned.   Anyway, if you have an interest (and don’t have that article) let me know and I will try to find it.

    Hans

  • Denise Gergetz

    Denise Gergetz 1 year ago

    I think we have it.  Is it Herzog, Lewis . “The Beginnings of Radio in Milwaukee” Historical Messenger, the Milwaukee County Historical Society?
  • Hans Schroeder

    Hans Schroeder 1 year ago

    Probably so – The publication was a quarterly then (some years ago)  --  A few years ago an old alum sent us an old “QSL Card” (what hams use to confirm a contact) and that is quite old, having the call sign without the W (or K) prefix.   Next time I am in the “shack”  (=operating location / room )  I will take a look.  I pasted a copy of it into the Treasurer’s book – The date might be of interest.

    Hans

  • Denise Gergetz

    Denise Gergetz 1 year ago

    Very cool.  We have a few QSL cards from the 1920s with the radio materials. I'd be interested to see what year the card you have is from.   
  • Hans Schroeder

    Hans Schroeder 1 year ago

    Thank you for the kind note, Denise.   My hangup right now is to get hold of the telephone numbers of the club president and also VP.  --  Is there a possibility if I would “pick the registrar’s brain”??  I suppose they would have that info.  But would it be possible to divulge?

    I will be on campus later.   Meanwhile, I have already filled out the form several times on-line, because every time there is a snag I lose it.  Perhaps there is a way of keeping the draft (?)  -- Anyway,  SOON !!

     

    Hans