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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX019 (1997)

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ARLX019 Robert M. Morris, W2LV, SK

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Special Bulletin 19  ARLX019
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  October 24, 1997
To all radio amateurs

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ARLX019 Robert M. Morris, W2LV, SK

Inventor, researcher and radio pioneer Bob Morris, W2LV, of Sparta,
New Jersey, died October 15. He was 95. Morris was first licensed in
1922 as 2CQZ. He became 2LV (later W2LV) in the late 1920s. Early in
his amateur career, Morris' 2CQZ (running a spark gap transmitter)
was among the stations heard in Great Britain and in Europe during
the ARRL's Third Transatlantic Tests. He later worked with Edwin H.
Armstrong, the man credited with inventing FM. Morris retired in 1966
after a 42-year career as an inventor, researcher, and broadcast
engineer.

A noted broadcasting historian and storyteller, Morris appeared in
Ken Burns' PBS documentary Empire of the Air--the Men who Made Radio.
He was a member of the ARRL for 75 years, a founding member of the
Antique Wireless Association and of the New Jersey DX Association,
and a member of the Sussex County Amateur Radio Club.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, a son and daughter, and several
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services were October 18. The family has asked that donations in Bob
Morris' memory be made to the Antique Wireless Association, c/o
Dexter Deeley, Treasurer, 8 Briar Cir, Rochester, NY 14618.
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