Tribute to John L. Reinartz 1QP,
1XAM, W3RB, K6BJ
March 6, 1894 - October 5, 1964
John Reinartz 1QP and Fred Schnell 1MO made the 1st trans-Atlantic historic contact with 8AB in France in November 1923. This contact was 11 months before that event. John Reinartz 1QP, licensed in 1908, was also instrumental in advancing transmitter and receiver circuitry design in the early 1920's. In 1925, Reinartz was the radio operator that accompanied the Navy-MacMillan Artic expedition. During WWII John Reinartz contributed to the refinement of radar.
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