Recollections of William Hope, W2EWT (SK)
In the mid-1930s Lake freighters all used spark transmitters but passenger boats were not allowed to do so and used modulated transmitters.
Direction Finder in the SS Greater Detroit (WSBI) Pilot House
|W2EWT - SHIP SERVICE RECORD AS A GREAT LAKES SHIP RADIO OPERATOR|
|Name of Ship||Callsign||Time Period|
|Greater Detroit||WSBI||July 1, 1933||Aug. 2, 1933|
|City of Detroit III||WNCN||Aug. 3, 1933||Sept 20, 1933|
|George H Ingalls||KFTO||Sept 26, 1933||Nov. 15, 1933|
|George F Rand||KFCT||May 4, 1934||Sept 17, 1934|
|George H Ingalls||KFTO||Sept 27, 1934||Oct. 5, 1934|
|Theodore H Wickwire||KDZC||June l8, 1935||July 12, 1935|
|Standard Portland Cement||KDWA||July 12, 1935||July 25, 1935|
|John J Boland||KDWB||July 25, 1935||Sept 18, 1935|
|Thunder Bay Quarries||KDUL||Apr. 13. 1938||Dec. 2, 1938|
|Consumers Power||KDUB||May 8, 1939||May 14, 1939|
|U S Gypsum||KDUL||May l4, 1939||Dec. 8, 1939|
|J F Schoellkopf Jr.||KFCJ||Apr. 12, 1940||Dec. 3, 1940|
Here's Bill Hope at his ham rig in early 2006. He is in fair health (for 94), and is on the air almost everyday (mostly on 2 meters) from his home in Buffalo. However, see p.s. below.
William Hope, W2EWT
E-Mail to William's son Bob
Reconstruct the E-Mail address: bob-at-rbhope-dot-ca
p.s. Bob Hope recently reported (01/2007) that William Hope passed away on 12/25/2006.
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