OLDEST AMATEUR RADIO CLUB IN CLEVELAND, OHIO

75 YEARS OF AMATEUR RADIO

 


Serving Northeast Ohio since 1927

HISTORY

The Cleveland Wireless Association was formed in 1927 during the early years of amateur radio.   The club constitution was signed July 1930.  During August 25 - September 2, 1929  the Cleveland Wireless Association was granted exclusive control of all communications for the famous Cleveland Air Races, operating from headquarters station W8BF.   CWA members who were cited for their flawless operations during the event:

HARRY TUMMONDS W8BAH ORRIE BAUMGARDNER W8BF J.P. TURNER PRES E.T. HUDDLESTON W8BDU V.P. E.F. PUTZIER W8CKJ SEC. FRED SAUER W8CRD TREAS. C.J. DORAZIL W8CE AL. H. GYSSLER W8BXB RUSSELL KARG W8CMU A.R. ZESKA W8BJW H.F. BYRD W8DRD N.C. FOSTER W8ACZ GLENN A. ROGERS W8BBE PAUL FORREST N.D. MCCONNELL W8BS THEODORE S. WENBERG, ROY E. WATTERSON ROBERT KOSIN C.N. THRASHER JOHN MISKAVIC FRANK HEISLER AL WENIGEP CLIFFORD BARNES MAP OF THE CLEVELAND AIR RACES

 


 

FOUNDERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Cleveland Wireless Association maintains continuous membership in the ARRL to this day.

 

ROSTER OF MEMBERS

MARCH 1961

ORRIE BAUMGARDNER W8BF PRES. STEPHEN BAGO W8DQW STEPHEN BUCZYNDKI SEC./TREAS. WILLIAM B DAVIS W8JNF HARRY CASKEY W8LEX DON DOMIZI W8BM PERRY HEWIT W8DOG KARL KOSOWER W8AGZ JOSEPH JUDA W8MXF GEORGE MAKUH W8FSP DAVE PETH W9LVO WARREN ROOT SR. W8CIN EDWARD SCHAEFER W8SQU V.P. FRANK WHITTAM K2TKW DACK RADE W8HPU ED MISENCIK K8TOM FRANK DONELAN K8TPA OTHER MEMBERS IN THE MIDDLE YEARS: EARL HOLL W8JVN GILBERT LUDLOW W8IY NORMAN WALTER W8OXY ALBERT PHOENIX W8BVN ELMER PRIEBE W8PD JOHN SNYDER K8CJD FRED KUCKLICK W8TS MARTY MEADE K8RKF GEORGE REINERTH W8QAV NORMAN GODWIN W8BD FRANK WHITTAM W3PF JULIUS MOSONIC W8PZM CHARLES T. SWEENEY W8FVY P.H. PETE HERBERT W8PKT WILSON BILL BAIRD W8BB LEO BINDER W8BAF ROBERT HAYNES W8KYO TOM COX W8GTG


PHOTO GALLERY

Group photo --at the Cleveland Air Races

 

 

 


SUMMER TIME

 

 

I CAN SMELL THE BURGERS!!


 

 

We hope you enjoyed reading about the history of amateur radio in Cleveland Ohio.

To find out more about amateur radio contact the  ARRL.

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