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Steve - K4HX
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« on: January 18, 2019, 01:42:04 PM »

Good article on Leo Meyerson and World Radio.

https://www.nonpareilonline.com/lifestyles/world-radio-put-council-bluffs-on-the-cutting-edge-of/article_0bbdc7f2-cc60-5412-bd68-92c430d2edd8.html
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 03:03:56 PM »

Great article. Never realized Leo was behind the streamlining of crystal manufacturing. Knew he was a player in WWII but that was it. Without a doubt, he was one of the driving force for many a new ham operator, along with Heathkit, responsible for affordable gear.

Also never realized he had a chain of stores, or was still in business in 1989. I thought he'd sold out to Hy Gain or some other company long before that. Maybe that was just the Galaxy portion of the biz?
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2019, 10:39:09 AM »

Fascinating story Steve.  I knew some of what was stated, but was missing a lot of the pieces.   

Just like B&W, WRL made its money with government contacts during WWII and that in turn supported the Amateur Radio market.   I was aware of his massive crystal operation, but had no idea that he was still at the helm with the spinoff companies.

He attempted to start a WRL museum at the Western Heritage museum in Lincoln, NE.  Martha and I stopped some years back and all the gear was gone. 

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