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This is Classic RAIN ham cast #23 posted July 11, 2020, voiced by Will Rogers/K5WLR. Last time we brought you the first of two excerpts from a rare 1988 audio interview with Amateur Radio pioneer, Leo Meyerson/W0GFQ. This time we conclude Glenn Baxter/K1MAN's conversation with Leo. [1988 P2 14M] Quoting from a 2011 obituary about this ham radio legend, published by the ARRL, the national organization: for Amateur Radio: "For his contributions to Amateur Radio Meyerson was named the 1997 Ham of the Year at the Dayton Hamvention. Meyerson collaborated with Jim Musgrove, K5BZH, on his autobiography, called In Tune with Leo. “Leo Meyerson is someone who really impressed me,” Musgrove told the ARRL. “He may not have been tall, but he was certainly a giant of a man." In 1927 Leo heard W9CHT, his first ham. That experience really captured his attention. In 1928, Leo got his ham license, W9GFQ. In those days there was no 0 call district. Continuing to read from the ARRL Obituary "In 1953, the company name (WRL) was changed to WRL Electronics, and then to Globe Electronics in 1956. In 1959 the company company was sold to Textron. Meyerson continued in the retail radio business with World Radio, getting back into manufacturing with Galaxy Electronics in 1962. Galaxy was sold to Hy-Gain in 1970. Meyerson retired in 1977, continuing as an active radio amateur until his death in 2011." The Classic RAIN ham cast is copyright 1988-2020, all rights reserved. Congrats to RAIN Founder and Producer, Hap Holly/KC9RP, who retired from the work-a-day world July 3. July 4 was truly his 'independence' day. Please see his Go-Fund-Me page. Classic RAIN Ham Cast #24 will post July 25. KEEP ON HAMMING!