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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX069 (1995)

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ARLX069 Writer Frank Jones SK

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Special Bulletin 69  ARLX069
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  November 27, 1995
To all radio amateurs

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ARLX069 Writer Frank Jones SK

Frank C. Jones, W6AJF, died November 5, 1995, in Sonoma, California.
He was 91 and a prolific radio experimenter and writer.

The Sonoma Index-Tribune said he was a ''life-long ham radio
operator'' and active until a few years ago, according to a close
friend, Robert Townsend, K6OHE.

After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley in
1925 with a B.S. in engineering, he worked for Pacific Telephone and
Motorola before becoming a full-time independent consultant in 1931.

Among his many inventions, he is credited with designing and
building the first ac/dc radio, the newspaper said.

He wrote a number of books for amateurs, published by the Pacific
Radio Publishing Company (publisher of ''Radio'' magazine in the
1930s), including works on ''5 Meter Radiotelephony'' (forerunner of
the current 6-meter band), ''Amateur Radiotelephony,'' antennas,
modulation methods, ''The Radio Amateur Newcomer,'' ''The Jones Radio
Handbook, ''Ultra-High-Frequency  Handbook,'' and ''VHF for the Radio
Amateur.''

Among his survivors is his wife of 70 years, Edith.
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