The Wes Schum Tapes

Memories 0 Comments 01/20/2020

Over 2.5 hours of ham radio history!

Posted By: Bradley Stone (UncleBrad)

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Central Electronics founder Wes Schum, W9DYV (SK) and dear friend of Nick Tusa, K5EF, discuss Wes' life.  They begin in the 1920s, through the war, how Central Electronics came to be, and how it all ended.  Wes was among the last of the true radio pioneers.  It's not just about those pretty grey phasing boxes from the 1950s - Wes was behind innovations like full QSK and broad-banded RF amps.  Did you know that the originator of sideband communication was probably really Edwin Armstrong? This interview was conducted while Nick and Wes were driving to the Shelby Hamfest in 2003, using a microcassette recorder.

A big thanks to Nick, K5EF.  The Central Electronics site can be found here:  

Per Nick: "W9DYV Radio Society is now a non-profit registered with the State of Louisiana and we have filed to have W9DYV assigned as a club call sign."  Let's get behind Nick and keep the memory of Wes, his company and its innovative products.

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