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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX071 (1995)

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ARLX071 Philip Rand, W1DBM, SK

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Special Bulletin 71  ARLX071
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  November 29, 1995
To all radio amateurs

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ARLX071 Philip Rand, W1DBM, SK

Philip S. Rand, W1DBM, died November 27, 1995, in Lebanon, New
Hampshire, after a brief illness.  He was born in Newtonville,
Massachusetts, and was 89 years old.

He was an electronic engineer for the Remington Rand Corporation in
the late 1940s, when Amateur Radio faced a crisis in the form of
interference to the early VHF television sets.  Rand worked with the
ARRL to develop TVI suppression techniques for channels 2 through 6.
ARRL's then Technical Editor George Grammer, W1DF, designed high
pass filters for the primitive TV sets, while Rand developed new
methods of shielding for amateur transmitters.

Rand published articles in QST spanning 50 years, from ''A Shack on
Wheels'' (1933) to ''The Beeper, An Audible Frequency Readout for
the Blind Amateur'' (1983).

During the TVI days Rand lived in Redding Ridge, Connecticut, and
worked closely with ARRL staff member Lew McCoy, W1ICP (now
retired).  McCoy remembers Rand displaying in his office a computer
that used 12AT7 vacuum tubes--it was the famous UNIVAC.  McCoy
called Phil Rand ''my tutor in TV interference.''

He served as ARRL New England Division Director in 1955 and 1956.

In October 1995 he received the President's Award from the Quarter
Century Wireless Association.

Among his survivors are his wife of 59 years, Louise; and three
daughters.  Funeral and burial were scheduled for November 30 in
Haverhill, New Hampshire.
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