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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX011 (1995)

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ARLX011 Morse champ dies
 
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Special Bulletin 11  ARLX011
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  February 2, 1995
To all radio amateurs 
 
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ARLX011 Morse champ dies
 
Harry A. Turner, W9YZE, died December 21, 1994, in Alton, Illinois.
He was 88 years old.
 
While in the service in 1942, OM Turner was clocked at 35 wpm using
a hand telegraph key, said William J. Garrett, KB8NTE, of the Morse
Telegraph Club, a record still standing and recorded in the current
Guinness Book of Records.
 
According to a 73 Magazine article in 1976, Turner in 1964 applied
to the Signal Corps for certification of his code speed record,
which had been witnessed by General Ben Lear, and got it.  Turner
said he handled code under ''business'' conditions and learned to
concentrate accordingly.
 
Among Turner's survivors are his wife, Edith.
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