This is a list of the Old Timer Hams of the Shenango Valley

The Shenango Valley is made up of (at least) 9 communities from Western Pennsylvania and 2 communities from Ohio.
They are Sharon, Hermitage (formally Hickory Township), Farrell, Sharpsville, West Middlesex, Wheatland, Clark, Transfer, Greenville, Brookfield Ohio, and Masury Ohio.

For this listing, we will define an Old Timer as anyone who was licensed 1962 or before. This will add quite a few valley hams to the list. If someone wants to do newly listed hams in 1963, I will make a new page. Make sure they don't appear on this page.

We are not exactly sure of the year first licensed of most of the 1920's old timers listed below. The dates listed are the dates that we have proof, such as a QSL card or callbook listing.

View a 1944 reprint of the 1905 topography maps of some of the Shenango Valley.

Here is a list of current hams in the Shenango Valley (including Hubbard) compiled by Cory Gibson W3CDG. It comes out to 377 hams as of July 30, 2014. The list is in xlsx format.


The list has been put in alphabetical order of callsigns, not dates.
If you have any info to add, please contact
K8CX!

A bit of spark history!


Hams from the 1920's (and one from 1915 & 1917) in the Shenango Valley were:

1915
8AKG , W9PXW Karl E. Hassel, 291 Ridge Ave., Sharpsville, PA., 1915.

1917
8AKM Adam R. Miller, Greenville, PA., 1917.

1921
3SW
John W. Fahnline, Jr., 101 Euclid Ave., Sharon, PA., 1921.
8AAU Otis J. Gravatt, RFD #46, South Main, Greenville, PA., 1921.
8AMD Lloyd W. Laird, 18 North Race St, Greenville, PA., 1921.
8ARW Emil Spon, 555 North Oakland Ave., Sharon, PA., 1921.
8BKX Clarence Ramsey, 327 South Oakland Ave., Sharon, PA., 1921.
8CH Paul A. Riley, 317 Main St., Greenville, PA., 1921.
8CZ David G. Hopkins, 116 Clinton St., Greenville, PA., 1921.
8QW, 8CUC Charles C. Richardson, 268 Main St., Greenville, PA., 1921.
8VN, 8BTQ, W8JRC, W3LIK Fernley B. Phillips, RFD #2, Sharon, PA., 1921.
8VZ Elbert A. Greene, 15 South High St., Greenville, PA., 1921.

1922
8AAR Clifford C. Miller, 621 Edgewood Rd., Sharon, PA., 1920-1923.
8CHA Lloyd Laird, 18 N. Race St., Greenville, PA., 1920-1923.

1923
8AG, W8AG, W3AH Albert E. Heiges, Wheatland, PA., 1923.

1925
8CJS, 8CTW, W8CTW Clyde J. W. Smith, Sharon, PA., 1925.
8DSC
John Huff Barnet, 273 Orchard Avenue, Sharon, PA., 1925.

1926
8CZN, NU8CZN, W8CZN, W9DGA, WA3CGY George A. Thompson, Sharon, PA., 1926.
8BCC T. W. Niles, Wheatland, PA., 1926.
8BFP Henry L. Weyer, 29 Main St., Sharpsville, PA., 1926.
8BIM Maynard M. Hofius, 328 Lafayette, Ave., Sharon, PA. 1926.
8CPE R.W. Burgess, 232 Sharpsville St., Sharon, PA., 1926.

1927
8AHX, W8AHX
Clarence T. Manbeck, Chestnut St.,Wheatland, PA., 1927.
8AWW, W8AWW Alfred B. Lewis, 608 N. 4th St., Sharon, PA., 1927.
8BMV, W8BMV William B. Hanlon, RFD #50, Transfer, Pa., 1927.
8BOV, W8BOV R.F. Dixon, 510 Wilson St., Sharon, PA., 1927.
8CG S.G. Ellis 159 Jefferson, Sharon, PA., 1927
8CJB, W8CJB, W3CJB
Harry H. Donaldson, 1025 Spearman Ave., Farrell, PA., 1927.
8CLH, W8CLH, W8HLB Byron E. McGhee, Lincoln Street, Wheatland, PA., 1927.
8CVL, W8CVL Howard M. Merchant, 21 Thorn Av., Sharpsville, PA., 1927.
8DQ, NU8DQ, W8DQ
Forest W. Lawrence, 1277 Hall Ave., Sharpsville, PA., 1927.
8DSD C.M. Vogt, Sharon, PA., 1927.
8DTW Samuel A. Rankin, 593 Prindle St., Sharon, PA., 1927.
W8AUG Philip Friedman, 614 Wallis Street, Farrell, Pa., 1927.
W8DJP Gustave E. Sadlon, 54 Lebanon Ave., (P.O. address 50 Canal St.) Greenville, PA., 1927.

1928
8BIM, W8BIM L.A. Rainey, 414 Spearman Av., Farrell, PA., 1928.

1929
W8AOE, W3KWL
Ernest J. Hlinsky, 509 Beachwood Ave., Farrell, PA., 1929.


(cb stands for callbook)

3SW John W. Fahnline, Jr., 101 Euclid Ave., Sharon, PA., 1921, 1922 cb. He had a wife Helen. He lived on the corner of Euclid and Lindon. John was listed in one of the census as an engineer and was one of the founders of radio station WPIC. Born Feb. 16, 1904, sk June 1966. It is very odd having a 3 call listed in the 1921, 1922 callbooks. Western PA was in the 8th district in those years. John is buried at Oakwood Cemetary in Sharon. See WPIC 1938 Photo of Paul Gamble, George Heiges, John Fahnline, John MacDonald W8MUM, QSL, Article.

8AAR Clifford C. Miller, 621 Edgewood Rd., Sharon, PA., Ran 660 Watts, 1920-1923 cb

8AAU Otis J. Gravatt, RFD #46, South Main St., Greenville, PA., Ran 495 Watts, 1921 cb.

8AG, W8AG, W3AH Albert E. Heiges, Council St. (1920), 32 Vaughn, Ave., 1923 cb, 54 Vaughn St., Wheatland PA., 1925 cb, W8AG 30 Shenango St., Sharon, PA., 1932 cb. 2310 Valley View Rd., Sharpsville, PA., 1962 cb. Al, along with his brother George, John Fahnline, and Rudy McDowell of the Sharon Herald newspaper started radio station WPIC in Sharon. Al and his brother George owned an electronic parts store in Sharon (Sharon Electronics, I remember Scotty and Bob Bell K3SAN working there). Al, along with John Bycroft, started the First National Bank of Sharon. Born 1899, sk 1972. See 1926 QSL Card! See letter to 8CZN.

8AHX, W8AHX Clarence T. Manbeck, Chestnut St., Wheatland, PA., 1927, 1928 cb, W8AHX 1929 cb, Born 1903, Ran 5W. See 1929 QSL Card!

8AKG, W9PXW Karl E. Hassel, 291 Ridge Ave., Sharpsville, PA., 1915 cb. Karl E. Hassel and Ralph Mathews 9IK, 9ZN formed Chicago Radio Laboratory in 1919, changed name to Zenith Radio Corporation in 1923. Read info on the start of Zenith. Read tribute to 8AKG, read short QST writeup, see 9ZN greetings card. The 1910 census in the Third Ward, Sharpsville shows Karl living with a family named Black. The 1920 census showed that Karl had moved to Chicago. 8AKG is currently the oldest ham operator found in the Shenango Valley. Any found before The Communications Act of 1912 would have been "made up" callsigns. Born in Sharon, PA., January 25, 1896, sk July 1975 at Evanston, Illinois.

8AKM Adam R. Miller, Greenville, PA., he became 8MB in 1920. After the war he resided at Illinois street, McDonald, OH., see February 1917 QST Article!

8AMD Lloyd W. Laird, 18 North Race St, Greenville, PA., Ran 18 Watts, 1921 cb., found in 1930 census at West Salem Twp., born 1906.

8ARW Emil Spon, 555 North Oakland Ave., Sharon, PA., 1921 cb., 448 Meek Ave, Sharon, PA. 1920-1923 cb., 424 Lincoln St., Sharon, PA., 1930 Census, Ran 1000 Watts. Born 1896.

8ATG, W8ATG John J. Datko Jr., 323 Monroe Ave., Youngstown, OH., 1932 cb. He belonged to the Youngstown Navy Communications Reserve in the 1940's. He moved to Sharon and worked at Westinghouse. He went on active duty as a Warrant Officer Specialty Radio Electrician. His wife was Carmel Marie Datko of Sharon, expired in 1998, Sun City, AZ. He is listed on Feb. 21, 1945 as lost or missing at sea. The USS Bismarck Sea, a light carrier was hit by a Kamikaze. There was a great loss of life. His body was never recovered from the ship tragedy. She sank in 45 minutes from bomb ordinance exploding. There were 318 deaths, of a crew of 860 men. Born 1914, sk 1945. See Tribute, See QSL Card.

8AWW, W8AWW Alfred B. Lewis, 608 N. 4th St., Sharon, PA., born 1908. Ran 15W. See 1927 QSL Card! See letter to 8CZN.

8AZG Fredrick A. Leonard, 274 South Myers, Sharon Pa., 1930 cb., born 1907.

8BCC T. W. Niles, Wheatland, PA. See 1926 QSL Card!

8BFP, W8BFP Henry L. Weyer, 29 Main, Sharpsville, PA., 1927, 1928 cb & W8BFP 1929, 1930 cb. The 1930 census has a name at this address as Harry Weyer, if this is 8BFP, he would have been born in 1884. See 1926 QSL Card!, see a second 1926 QSL Card!

8BIM Maynard M. Hofius, 328 Lafayette Ave., Sharon, PA., 1926 cb. Notice 8BIM was issued to L.A. Rainey in Farrell, PA two years later in 1928. Maynard ran 30W.

8BIM, W8BIM L.A. Rainey, 8BIM 414 Spearman Av., Farrell, PA., 1928 cb.W8BIM, Chestnut Street, Wheatland, PA., 1929 cb.

8BKX Clarence Ramsey, 327 South Oakland Ave., Sharon, PA., Ran 495 Watts, 1921 cb., born 1904.

8BMV, W8BMV 8BMV William B. Hanlon, RFD No. 50, Transfer, Pa., 1927 cb., W8BMV 1929 cb., W8BMV Shady Grove Park, Transfer, PA., 1930 cb., 1930 Census at South Pymatuning Township, Born 1901, Ran 30W.

8BOV, W8BOV 8BOV Ralph F. Dixon, 510 Wilson St., Sharon, PA. 1927, 1928 cb., W8BOV 1929 cb, Born 1905., Ran 50W.

8CG S.G. Ellis, 159 Jefferson, Sharon, PA. The 1927 & 1929 callbook had his address on Rebecca St., Wilkinsburg, PA. His QSL card had a Sharon address. See his QSL.

8CH Paul A. Riley, 317 Main St., Greenville, PA., 1921, 1923, 1927, 1928 cb., Ran 990 Watts, born 1892.

8CHA Lloyd Laird, 18 N. Race St., Greenville, PA., Ran 500 Watts, 1920-1923 cb.

8CJB, W8CJB, W3CJB Harry H. Donaldson, 8CJB 1025 Spearman Ave, Farrell, PA., 1927 cb, 825 Broadway St., 1928 cb. Born 1902, sk 1974. See QSL Card & Photo!, another QSL.

8CJS, 8CTW, W8CTW, 8CJS 1925 cb., 8CTW 1926 cb., Clyde J. W. Smith, 417 Russell St., Sharon, PA., 1931 cb. Born 1895, 8CTW was issued to Sharon Wireless Supply Co. in 1925 cb Ran 5W. See 1926 QSL Card!

8CKS, W8CKS Clyde H. Hendrix, RFD1, Greenville, PA., 1930 cb., born 1903. See 1930 QSL Card!

8CLH, W8CLH, W8HLB Byron E. McGhee, 8CLH Lincoln Street, Wheatland, PA., 1928 cb., W8CLH 1929 cb., 437 Spearman Ave., Farrell, PA., 1930 census. W8HLB 138 Moore Street Hubbard, OH., 1936 cb. Brother of W8HLA, Born 1903, sk January 20, 1940.

8CPE R.W. Burgess, 232 Sharpsville St., Sharon, PA., 1928 cb., See 1926 QSL Card!

8CVL, W8CVL Howard M. Merchant, 21 Thorn Av., Sharpsville, PA., 1927, 1928 cb. See 1927 ARRL Certificate!

8CZ David G. Hopkins, 116 Clinton St., Greenville, PA., Ran 550 Watts, 1921 cb.

8CZN, NU8CZN, W8CZN, W9DGA, WA3CGY George A. Thompson, Licensed 8CZN March 1926 - April 1929, W9DGA July 1932, 8CZN located 192 So. Main Ave., Sharon, PA. – So. Main Ave. was located near the present Reyers Shoe store. Ran 50W.
George was born June 25, 1907, sk November 23, 1971.
See 1927 QSL Card & Photos! , See NU8CZN 1928 QSL. See tribute to 8CZN by his son, K3RU.

8DJP Gustav E. Sadlon, 50 Canal Street, Greenville, Pa., 1930 cb.

8DOQ, 8VI, W8VI, W3VK Charles A. Weaver, 8DOQ in 1924, 8VI in 1930, 809 Penna Ave., Huntingdon, PA., (Station at Weavers Hill) W8VI until 1941 listed in 1932 cb, W3VK 689 Wengler Av., Sharon, PA., 1947 & 1962 cb. Charlie was an Electrical Tester at Westinghouse Transformer Division. He was a member of RACES, WPA Civil Defense Net, he had a 19 year old son (in 1958). Born 1907, sk 1984. See QSL Cards!

8DQ, NU8DQ, W8DQ Forest W. Lawrence, 37 Hall Ave. 1927, 1928 cb., 1930 census at 1277 Heinz Ave., (the 2 streets are one block apart), Sharpsville, PA., Born 1890. Ran 7.5W. See 1928 QSL Card!

8DSC John Huff Barnet, 273 Orchard Avenue, Sharon PA., 1925, 1927, 1928 cb.

8DSD C.M. Vogt, 257 S. Irvine Ave., Sharon, PA. See 1927 QSL Card!

8DTW, W8DTW Sameul A. Rankin, 593 Prindle St., Sharon, PA., 1927, 1928 cb., Ran 15W. Born 1904.

8QW, 8CUC Charles C. Richardson, 268 Main St., Greenville, PA., 1921 cb., 8CUC 1925, 1928 cb., He is in both 1920 and 1930 census. Ran 495 Watts, Born 1874.

8VN, 8BTQ, W8JRC, W3LIK Fernley B. Phillips, 1307 Orvis Ave., Etna, PA., 1932 cb, W3LIK RFD 2, Sharon, PA., 1956 cb, RFD 2 Box 331, Sharon, PA., 1962 cb. Fernley lived out near Charleston. This must have been a Sharon address. Born 1903, sk 1976. First licensed 8VN in 1921, 8BTQ in 1923, W8JRC in 1932. Electrical Engineer Westinghouse Transformer Division, Order Service & Design Engineer, Transformer Design. Attended Carnegie Tech. Charter Member of Mercer County Radio Club, Active in Boy Scouts, Boy Scout Station W8RAJ, Married with 2 sons (1958). Hobbies: 8mm Movies, Model Airplanes. In 1921, living in North Braddock, PA., he talked to radio station KDKA in Pittsburgh. They were broadcasting the World Series game with 500W of power. Fernley was running 1KW and interfered. They asked him to stand by until completion of the game. See W8BTQ QSL Card!, See W3LIK qsl Card!

8VZ Elbert A. Greene, 15 South High St., Greenville, PA., Ran 40 Watts, 1921 cb.

K3AMP Richard D. Dean, 288 Main St., Greenville, PA., 1962 cb.

K3ASP, W8GFG Ralph D. Kelley, 319 Dutch Ln., Sharpsville, PA., 1962 cb, Masury, OH. in mid 60's, Hubbard, OH in 1970's, retired from GATX and moved to 9010 Marquette St., Saint John, IN. Licensed 1957, Born 1941, sk March 1, 2011. See Tribute!

K3BIO David I. Bellama, 312 Euclid Ave., 1958 QSL card, 889 Forker Blvd., Sharon, PA., 62 cb., David was with the Peace Corps in Africa. Born 1944. See QSL Card!

K3BKN, WF3S Roy H. Erb, P.O. Box 170, West Middlesex, PA., 1962 cb, Born 1923, sk January 25, 2016. W8CXO knew Roy from High School. He was using his middle name then, Harley Erb. See Photo!

K3CHW Myron W. Randall, 390 S. Main St., Greenville, PA., 1962 cb.

K3CPH Charles J. McLaughlin, 290 Case Ave., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb., Born 1922, sk 1996.

K3CWU Frank Locke, 186 Fairmont Dr., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb. I believe licensed in 1958. Born 1895, sk 1970. See QSL Card & Photo!

K3CXZ Richard W. Adler, 403 Fruit Ave., Farrell, PA., 1962 cb.

K3DTU David L. Sheppard, RFD 2, Box 65, Sharon, PA., 1962 cb., now Edgewater, FL., QRZ.com., born 1928.

K3EAK William S. Kennedy Jr., 260 Euclid Ave., Sharon, PA. 1962 cb.

K3EJU Paul Falk, 1314 Stanton St., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb.

K3ESI Edward T. Lally, 428 Walnut St., Sharpsville, PA., 1962 cb.

K3ESV, W3HV William A. Clepper Jr., 270 Case Ave., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb. Born 1944, licensed 1957. See 2009 Warren Hamfest Photo, See QSL Card!

K3FOO Robert Jacobson, 844 Baldwin Ave., Sharon, PA., Bob was a 6 meter man, his son was WA3CXF (cold crossed feet as he use to say). K3FOO now sk. See QSL Card.

K3GHR William T. Haggard II, 1989 Highland Rd., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb.

K3IGN Tony J. Dalessandro, 909 Hamilton Ave., Farrell, PA., 1962 cb.

K3IGO Maggarino "Major" R. Dalessandro, 1917 Haywood St. Ext., Farrell, PA., 1962 cb. Born May 15, 1922, SK September 1, 2012. See Photo!, See Tribute!

K3IEY Betty M. Beckstein, RFD 2, Box 226, Greenville, PA., 1962 cb.

K3ITE William M. Shaffer, 600 Carnegie Ave., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb, Born 1918, sk February 2011. See QSL Card!

K3JNR Frank B. Wolcott, 676 Dougherty Ave., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb.

K3KIJ George R. Masquelier, 890 Lillian Dr., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb.

K3LAN John "Jack" D. Subasic, 850 Federal Ave., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb, 7533 Pony Cove Lane, Chincoteague Island, VA., QRZ.com. Now a retired NASA engineer. Born 1941.

K3LRB Ralph H. George Jr., 814 Carnegie Ave., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb, Ralph was my theory instructor at the Sharon Radio Club (in Farrell), Born 1924, sk 2005.

K3LRG John E. Morar, 36 Route 18, Sharon, PA., 1962 cb.

K3MWV Ralph H. George Sr., 509 Tenth St., Sharpsville, PA., 1962 cb.

K3NHG Majorie B. George, 814 Cranegie Ave., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb., maiden name McGaffic, born 1927.

K3NJI John R. Reilly, 649 Stambaugh Ave., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb.

K3NLG, KD5FA Louis H. Treftz, 639 Crowder Ave., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb, later moved to Brookfield and had a W8 call. His wife was a school teacher at Brookfield. Moved to 3601 S. Sumac St., Siloam Springs, AR. Born June 13, 1920, SK May 11, 2001. See QSL Card.

K3OTZ Robert D. Morris, 333 Sherman Ave., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb., moved to Hudson, FL. in 1987 after retiring from Westinghouse as an engineer (1948 YSU Grad). Born July 31, 1923, became a sk on February 24, 2012 of cancer at his daughter's home in Waukesha, WI.

K3OWT Saul Bennon, 1247 Hall Ave., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb., born 1914, sk 2001.

K3OYS Charles E. McCall, 512 Spearman Ave., Farrell, PA., 1962 cb.

K3OZZ, W2ILE Edward P. (Ted) Cattron, 163 White Ave., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb. In 1995 he was located at 73 Burlwood, Rochester, NY. QRZ.com shows W2ILE at 73 Burlwood, Rochester, NY. He is a Systems Engineer for Kodak. He is the nephew of Jim Cattron of Cattron Communications in Sharpsville.

KN3PBT Thomas P. Brenneis Jr., 603 Lafayette Ave., Sharon, PA., K3PFV's son. 1962 cb., Born 1947.

K3PFV Thomas P. Brenneis Sr. (Pennsylvania's Fine Voice, as he use to say), 603, Lafayette Ave., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb. Born 1915, sk 2006. See QSL Card & Photo!

K3PST Charles W Alsnauer, 197 N Buhl Farm Dr. Hermitage, PA., 1962 cb. Born 1922, sk May 2007 in Florida. See Photo!

K3QBK Charles E. Mosca, 120 Boyd Dr., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb.

K3QFX Karl M. Johnson, 2365 Valley View Rd., Sharpsville, PA., 1962 cb.

K3QJJ, WB8YBH, KD8NR Anthony Baltuz, 672 S. Oakland, Sharon, PA., KN3QJJ in 1962 cb. KD8NR at 2744 Duane Ave. in Massilon OH., Born 1947.

K3QMO Richard W. Devenney, 114 Main St., Sharpsville, PA., 1962 cb.

K3QMR John Bross Jr., RFD 1, Transfer, PA., 1962 cb. John was a member of the MCARC and OO (Official Observers). John was my CW elmer at the old Sharon Radio Club in Farrell. He taught CW the proper way, by sound and not memorizing dots and dashes. He gave me my Novice exam in 1963 (age 12) and made me copy CW at 8 WPM for the test. K8CX Born 1934, sk 1994. See his QSL Card!

K3RBI Nicholas J. Dyda, RFD 1, West Middlesex, PA., 1962 cb.

K3RJN R. Paul Baumgartner Jr., 265 Euclid Ave., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb.

K3SAN Robert D. Bell, 2470 E. State St., Sharon, PA., KN3SAN 1962 cb, Born 1948, sk 1999, See QSL!, See Photo.

K3TJG Alexander Visnyai Jr., 379 Frank St., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb., born 1938.

K3TLK Mike E. Elavsky, 266 Orchard St., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb, Born 1895, sk 1966.

K3TLN Roland D. Martin, RFD 2, Sharpsville, PA., 1962 cb.

K3TNC Charles F. Horton, Edgewood Dr. Ext., Transfer, PA., 1962 cb.

K3TUA, N3CM Cecil "Dave" Magargee, 223 First Ave., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb., original call was WV6RDJ, upgraded to WA6RDJ about 1961. Born 1940. 2006 Butler Hamfest Photo, 2009 Warren Hamfest Photo.

K3TXH, WA2BFM, K9UNR, W9VLP (club trustee), currently W8GUO John P. Walsh, 632 E. State St., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb. Currently at 266 Broad St., Struthers, OH 44471. Born Dec. 5, 1937. See Photo & History!

K3ULJ E. David McLusky, 819 Karen Ln., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb, 2235 Elverson Ave., Clermont FL., QRZ.com. Dave was a graduate of Penn State and became an electronics instructor at Hickory High School late 60s, early 70s. Born 1941.

K8CLG Raymond P. Vojtko, 155 Third St., Masury, OH., 1962 cb.

K8JSC William J. Jackson, 11 Summit St., Masury, OH. 1962 cb.

K8VLY Jeff M. Powell, RFD 1, Warner Rd., Brookfield, OH. 1962 cb., 3461 E. Orange Road, Galena, OH (QRZ.com).

KN3BOU Francis Pinkl, R.D.#2, Box 151, Greenville, PA., 1958. See QSL.

W3AH see 8AG.

W3AJT Michael J. Rogan Jr., 736 Emerson Ave., 1930 Census, 1121 Walnut St., Farrell, PA., 1962 cb., Born 1903.

W3APK William Roscoe, 429 South Fourth St., Sharpsville, PA., 1956 cb. Born 1915, sk March 21, 2010. See Photo!

W3BMV William B. Hanlon, 19 2nd St., Sharpsville, PA., 1947 cb, 120 S. Hermitage Rd., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb. Born 1899, sk 1983.

W3BVP see W8BVP.

W3CJB See 8CJB.

W3CJF see W8CJF.

WN3CKY Michael W. Garay, Box 157, R.D.#5, Greenville, PA., 1955. See QSL.

WN3CLJ Paul M. Lisk, 1619 Ridge Ave., Sharpsville, PA., 1956 cb.

WN3CRV John E. Hartley, 782 Pearl St., Sharon, PA., 1956 cb.

WN3CRW, W3CRW Lewis G. Anderson, 412 South Mercer Ave., Sharpsville, PA., 1956 cb., W3CRW 1962 cb.

WN3CRZ, W3CRZ Robert C. Cartwright, 69 Covert Ave., Sharpsville, PA., 1956 cb., W3CRZ same address, 1962 cb, 469 Illinois Ave., Westerville, OH., QRZ.com.

WN3CSA, W3CSA Frank J. Klecic Jr., 916 Negley St., Farrell, PA., 1956 cb, W3CSA 1025 Haig St., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb. See email!, See QSL.

WN3CSC Eugene A. Quarterson, 937 Spearman, Farrell, PA., 1956 cb.

WN3CXZ, N8SSR, W3GEG Alfred L. Heck (Lee Heck was W3GEG's oldest son, he now has his father's callsign), 515 Cedar Ave., Sharon, PA., 1956 cb, 640 Madison Ave., Morgantown, WV., QRZ.com.

W3CYW Gerald J. Smith, Dutch Lane Trailer Haven, R.2, Sharon, PA., 1956 cb.

W3DHN William D. Shisler, 434 S. Oakland Ave., Sharon, PA., 56 cb., now Fort Pierce, FL., born 1927.

WN3DJY, W3DJY Carl L. Verholek, 915 March St., Sharon, PA., 1956 cb., W3DJY 1962 cb., born 1937.

W3DKA William B.McKee WN3DKA 70 No. Mercer Ave., Sharpsville, PA., Fall 1956 cb. Born 1912, sk 1994. See Photo!

W3DQY Frederick A. Shaver, 502 Meek St., Sharon, PA., 1956 cb., born 1939.

W3DSY, K5QKY Robert E. Beckstein, RFD 2, Box 226, Greenville, PA., 1956 cb., 313 Springdale Circle, Biloxi, MS., 1993 cb. Born 1926, sk 1995.

W3FMD Michael B. Wood, 371 Case Ave., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb.

W3FSH Delores Roscoe, 429 South Fourth St., Sharpsville, PA., 1956 cb. Born 1927.

W3FYV, W8TTQ Douglas G Noderer, 106 Buckeye Dr., Sharpsville, PA., Born 1940. See Photo!

W3GEG see W8GEG.

W3HLA, W8HLA Donald G. McGhee, 424 Spruce Ave., Sharon, PA., 1936 & 1947 cb's, 919 Warren Av, Niles, OH. 1951 cb. Not listed in 1932 cb. I think the original Mercer Radio Club started in Don's garage on Spruce Street in Sharon. Born 1906, sk 1978, See Photo! See QSL Card!

W3HMX Gary L. Cosendine, 385 Fourth St., Sharpsville, PA., 1962 cb., now Virginia Beach, VA., QRZ.com

W3HV See K3ESV.

W3IOC Robert B. Martin, 830 Federal Dr., Sharon, PA., 1947 cb.

W3JKG Robert P. Marley, 78 Edgewood Dr., Greenville, PA., 1962 cb., born 1933.

W3JLL Grant P. Brooks, 19 Shady Ave., Greenville, PA., 1962 cb.

W3JRV Joseph R. Bour, 2175 Saratoga Dr., Sharpsville, PA., 1962 cb, 270 Ormond Ave., Sharon, PA., 2000 Hamcall, Born 1925, sk 1990.

W3KCC Stephen P. Lockovich, 1006 Webster St., Farrell, PA., 1962 cb.

W3KHS Ray H. Cummings, 307 Fifth, Carnegie, PA., 1947 cb
RFD 1, Oakdale, PA. - 1955 to 1971
cb
156 Buhl Blvd, Sharon, PA., 1980
cb
Ray held several calls over the years, W8ZZC, W8CPV, W8AUQ, W8JLM, W6AXE, W6AHS, W6JKD, WA3SCZ. Ray was an active member of the MCARC. Born 1900, sk 1993.
See QSL & Photo!

W3KIL Mike Barbat, Monroe St., Sharon, PA., 1947 cb. He was one of the War Emergency Radio Service guys. Born August 1913, sk February 4, 1957.

W3KQA, W8CXO E.W. Fleckenstein licensed in 1946, 639 E. State St. Sharon, PA., 1947 cb. He was one of the War Emergency Radio Service guys. Born 1924. See QSL Cards & Photo!

W3KQN Lewis Reiber, RFD 2, West Middlesex, PA., 1947 & 1962 cb. Born 1910, sk 1984.

W3KUR see W8KCV.

W3KWL see W8AOE.

W3KWO, W3OW, W3AB Sanford A. Schafitz, 542 S. Oakland, Sharon, PA., 1947 & 1962 cb. He owned WFAR. He was one of the War Emergency Radio Service guys. Born 1926, sk 1979. See Photo!, See QSL Card, Read tribute and some history on local broadcasting.

W3KXI see W8IYQ.

W3KY H.Paul Hartman, Griswold Ave., Sharon, PA. He was an engineer with the telephone company.

W3LBZ Anthony R. Lordo, 240 2nd Ave., Sharon, PA., 1947 cb. Tony was part of that old group that included Doc Plancheri over in Punxsutawney and the infamous W2OY (No Lids, No Kids, No Space cadets), 75 meters, of course. Born 1904, sk 1978.

W3LDG J.M. Paterchok, 68 Chestnut, Wheatland, PA., 1947 cb. Born 1915, SK Sept. 22, 2012. See his photo and obituary.

W3LEK Louis Epstein, 1145 Highland Rd., Sharon, PA., 1947 cb, Born 1926. Louis was a high-speed radio telegrapher in the Army and transferred into a top-secret Signal Corps Intelligence unit. They intercepted radio traffic in the Far East with 120-foot rhombic antennas aimed at Japanese communications centers. They were also able to precisely locate Japanese radio stations in the Pacific by triangulating from Fort Lewis, the Aleutian Islands and California. Louis worked in the grocery business, Golden Dawn Foods, a family business acquired from his grandfather and passed on to his children and then grandchildren.

W3LFG, AB4CY Paul Wilkins, 406 Stambaugh Ave., Sharon, PA. 1947 cb. He and W8CXO took the Ham test in Cleveland in 1942. Born 1926, sk 1997.

W3LGS James Polyzou, 260 Shenango, Farrell, PA., 1947 cb.

W3LIE See W8CWL.

W3LIF see W8EEJ.

W3LIK See 8VN.

W3LNA see W8FXK.

W3LNN Martin Sateren, 600 New Castle Rd., Sharon, PA., 1947 cb. He was an engineer at Westinghouse. Born 1893, sk 1977.

W3MEK James E. Lee, RFD 2, Box 7, Sharon, PA., 1962 cb.

W3MQW Peter M. Wells, 71 North Main St., Greenville, PA., 1947 cb.

W3MWV see W8MWV.

W3NCD Richard M. Heck, Rt. 1, Sharpsville, PA., 1947 cb. Born 1914, sk 1988. See QSL & Photo!

W3NDD George H. Purdie, 505 Thornton, Sharon, PA., 1947 cb., 253 Service Ave., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb. Born 1911, sk 1982. See QSL Card!

W3NDO John W. Ault, Dutch Lane Trailer Cts., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb., born 1920, sk 2000.

W3NEE Joseph A. Muia, RFD 1, Sharpsville, PA., 1947 cb, 525 Lyle Dr., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb.

W3NTL John Halechko, 431 McClure Ave., Sharon, PA., 1956 cb.

W3OAJ, W8OAJ Pete Antolich, 1101 Webster St., Farrell, PA., 1947 cb, RFD 1, Box 179, Masury, OH., 1956 cb. Born 1912, sk 1982. See Photo with info!

W3ODB (Ole Daniel Boon), Edward W. Lazor, 968 Pierce Ave., Sharpsville, PA., 1956 & 1962 cb. He was a radio engineer and college professor at YSU. He built several FM broadcast stations, one over in the Mercer County area. He liked operating on VHF. Born 1932, sk 2003. See QSL Card + Photo!

W3OIF David L. Wilson, S.Pymatuning Twp. 1930 Census, 128 Shenango St., Sharpsville, PA. Born in 1931. First licensed in 1948. Current call is NU4Z since 1981. Current QTH is Melbourne, FL. I am quite active on 75 AM as well as SSB.

W3OIY see W8OIY.

W3PBZ Newton D. Lewis, RFD 3, Greenville, PA., 1962 cb.

W3PCK Anthony L. Frye, 969 Mayfield Rd., Sharpsville, PA., 1956 cb., 446 Milliden Ave., Sharpsville, PA., 1962 cb. Tony was a medical doctor. He moved to California in the 50's. Born 1910, sk 1977.

W3PJG Bernard J. Mathewson, 477 Jefferson Ave., Sharon, PA., 1956 cb. Born 1925, sk 2004.

W3PMB, W8DZR Mike Behun, 394 Florence St., Sharon, PA., 1931 cb., 1114 Wallis St., Farrell, PA., 1932 cb., 1125 Fruit Ave., Farrell, PA., 1956 & 1962 cb. See QSL Card!

W3PPD, KB3AA Ross Pinti, 1106 Roemer Blvd., Farrell, PA., 1956 & 1962 cb., KB3AA moved to Clark, PA. after retirement, sk 1980's.

W3PPH Michael Yarabinec, 1804 Ridge Ave., Sharpsville, PA., 1956 & 1962 cb.

W3PSY, N5DL Dwight C. Lewis, 405 Fourth St., Sharpsville, PA., 1956 cb. Now 817 Fulton St., Mountain Home, AR. (QRZ.com) He is the nephew of Ted Ruppert, K3EXU. Born 1931.

W3QCN see W8QCN.

W3QHS see W8QHS.

W3QLT Francis Garove, 686 East State St., Sharon, PA., late 40's, 1607 Pentwood, Baltimore, MD., 1962 cb, 9808 Hickory Hurst Dr., Baltimore, MD., (QRZ.com). Born 1925. See QSL Card!

W3RAR Garlington C. Wilburn, 3609 Ridgewood Dr., Sharpsville, PA., 1962 cb.

W3SCW Nichalos Lisac, 401 Spruce St., Sharon, PA., 1956 & 1962 cb. Born 1914, sk 2007. See Photo!

W3SCX Stanley L. Yagel, 366 Brooklyn St., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb.

W3SYU Robert B. Evens, 228 Cohasset Dr., Sharon, PA., 1956 cb.

W3SYZ George W. Heim, 69 S. Oakland Ave., Sharon, PA., 1958 Ham Register & 1962 cb., George was a blind ham and a very smart guy. He was Executive Director for the Mercer County Branch of Pennsylvania Association for the Blind. He was a member of the Moose & Mercer County Radio Assn. Another hobby was record collecting. After he retired, he moved back to his home town, Orwigsberg PA., Born 1910, sk 1993.

W3TB Arby L.Bailey, 291 East Ave., Greenville, PA., 1947 cb.

W3TNG see W8TNG.

W3TUR Guido R. Catania, 474 Meek St., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb., now Silver Spring, MD. born 1921.

W3VK see 8DOQ.

W3VMC Marion C. Wilcox, 210 S. Myers Ave., Sharon, PA., 1956 & 1962 cb. He worked as a Switchman for Bell Telephone Company of PA for many years. He was a member of Mercer County Radio Club, Board of Deacons of Presby. Church, and Telephone Pioneers of America. In 1958 he had a wife Theora, Daughter Joyce, Sons Lyle and Dale. Born 1909, sk 1988. See QSL Card!

W3VNL Robert H. Morgan, 211 Shenango St., Sharpsville, PA., 1947 cb, 579 Stambaugh Ave., Sharon, PA., 1956 & 1962 cb. Born 1916, sk 1984.

W3VUJ M.C. Lutton, 102 Pierce, Sharpsville, PA., 1947 cb, Born 1922.

W3VUR see W8VUR.

W3WCV Albert Lusic, 910 Bon Air, Sharon, PA. 1947 cb.

W3YEW Gene A. Emelko, Ohio Street Hotel, Wheatland, PA., 1956 cb. now Henderson, NV. Born 1938.

W3YEX Donald P. Somich, 1809 Shady Dr., Farrell, PA., 1956 cb., 14 Fruit Ave., Farrell, PA., 1962 cb, 236 Wick Ave., Hermitage, PA., QRZ.com. Born 1936.

W3YUJ Thomas J. Walsh, Cedar Ave., Sharon, PA. Brother of W8GUO. sk in 1982. See Photo & Info.

W8AG see 8AG.

W8AHS Alexander Sienkiewicz, RFD 1, Masury, OH., 1947 cb.

W8AHX see 8AHX.

W8AOE, W3KWL Ernest J. Hlinsky, 603 Beechwood Ave, Farrell, PA., 1931 cb., W3KWL 509 Beachwood Ave., Farrell, PA., 1962 cb. Licensed in 1929 at W8AOE. He was an Electrical Design Draftsman at Westinghouse in Sharon. Ham Register 1958 info: Married, one 16 year old son and 3 daughters. Hobbies: Oil painting, high school football and basketball fan. Ernie received a letter of commendation from President Roosevelt for flood participation in 1936. He was section communications manager for WPA for 6 years. Handled traffic for 18 years. He was one of the War Emergency Radio Service guys. Born 1911, sk 1968. See W8AOE QSL, See W3KWL QSL & Photo!

W8AOF William. M. Deckard, 312 A Street, Sharon, PA. – 1931 cb.
There is a large number of individuals located at this address in the 1930 census. This may have been a boarding house or institution. The old Sacred Heart Convent was very near there.

W8AOO, AB8BR, K8CLP Charles L. Paddock, 149 Stewart Rd., Masury, OH., 1962 cb, 7626 Stewart Sharon Rd. SE, Masury, OH., (QRZ.com). Born August 24, 1930, sk October 20, 2009.

W8ATG see 8ATG.

W8AUG Philip Friedman, 614 Wallis Street, Farrell, Pa., 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931 cb.

W8AWW see 8AWW.

W8BFO Frank W. Golaski, 27 Ulp St., Masury, OH., 1931 cb., born 1912.

W8BIM see 8BIM.

W8BMV see 8BMV.

W8BTU Michael Diegan, 1107 Emerson Ave., Farrell, PA., 1932 cb., born 1908.

W8BVP, W3BVP Harold M. Falkner 312 High St., Brookfield, OH as listed in 1931 cb., 227 Lyle Dr., Sharon, PA., 1947 cb. He was a music teacher/band director at Brookfield High School from at least 1941 - 1944 (only 1941 - 1944 yearbooks available). After Brookfield HS, he went to Hickory High School and was a music director and the trustee for the school amateur radio station. He was a Company Rep. in the Electronics Depot in the service. Born 1914, sk 1975. See QSL + Photos.

W8CBG Thomas J. McMullin, R.F.D.#1, Masury, OH., Station at R.F.D.#1, Brookfield, OH., 1931 cb.

W8CCQ, W3JEB Kenneth B. Anderson, Thiel College Science Bldg., Greenville, PA., 1936 cb., W3JEB RFD 2, Greenville, PA., 1962 cb, He and his brother Merle owned WGRP, Born 1911, sk 1978, See his QSL Card!

W8CJB, W3CJB See 8CJB.

W8CJF, W3CJF John Tomko, 646 Stambaugh Ave, Sharon, PA., 1931 cb. He was one of the War Emergency Radio Service guys. Born 1906, sk 2005. See W3CJF QSL & Photo!, See W8CJF QSL & Photo! See 2nd W8CJF QSL!

W8CKS see 8CKS.

W8CLH see 8CLH.

W8CTW see 8CJS.

W8CWL, W8EHX, W3LIE, W3TT Carl E. Herr, Boyde Bldg. (Armory), East State St., Sharon, PA., 1931 cb. & 1936 cb., W3LIE RFD 1, West Middlesex, PA., 1962 cb.

W8CXB Howard Gilbert, 179 Penn Ave., Sharon, PA., 1931 cb.

W8CXO see W3KQA.

W8CYV John C. Lipani, 88 N. Third St., Greenville, PA., 1930 cb.

W8DJP Gustave E. Sadlon, 54 Lebanon Ave., PO address - 50 Canal St., Greenville, PA., 1929 cb.

W8DPQ Mahoning Valley Radio Club, L.R. Anderson (rep.), RFD #1, Niles, OH., Ran 50W, 1928 cb.

W8EEJ, W3LIF Ernest D. Heintz 239 S. Myers Ave., Sharon, PA., 1931 & W3LIF 1962 cb. Born 1896, sk 1968. Now W3LIF is owned by the Mercer County Amateur Radio Club, 32 Shenango Ave., Sharon, PA., K3LA Trustee. See Photo!, See QSL Card!

W8EGJ W. O. Miller, 409 Walnut St., Sharpsville, PA., 1932 cb.

W8EPJ Edward B. Potts, 625 Fruit Ave., Farrell, PA., 1931 cb., Born 1914.

W8ETY George H. Foster, 1836 Hall Ave., Sharpsville, PA., 1932 cb., born 1903.

W8EZB, K4WR in Venice, FL., Dale C. Donner, RFD 2, Wick Ave., Sharon, PA., 1931 cb., Born 1904, sk 1986.

W8FLK Milton Bracken, 934 Fruit Ave., Farrell, PA., 1932 cb., Born 1915.

W8FMR Anthony Micholaski, 227 W. Ridge Ave., Sharpsville, PA., Station at 942 Pierce Ave., 1932 cb. See QSL Card!

W8FXK, W3LNA Lauerence L. Smith, 50 Eagle St, Greenville, PA., 1947 cb., RD3 Jamestown Road, Greenville, PA., 1958 register, 191 College Ave., Greenville, PA., 1962 cb. Ham Register 1958: Licensed 1932 as W8FXK. Never off the air since start. Supervisor General Transformer Division at Westinghouse Electric. Member: Pymatuning Yacht Club, Masons, Elks, Country Club, CAP, ARRL, Shriners, etc. Married, hobbies: Racing sailboats, lightning class. Born 1908, sk March 2, 2008 at age 99. See QSL Cards!

W8GEG, W3GEG Alfred Clyde Heck, 515 Cedar Ave., Sharon, PA., W3GEG in 1947 cb. (Chief Engineer at WPIC) Licensed in W.VA. He was one of the War Emergency Radio Service guys. Born 1910, sk 1962, at rest Hilcrest Memorial, Sharon, Pa. Wife Clara Rose Heck had 9 children. Licensed son Alfred Lee Heck WN3CXZ, N8SSR, now W3GEG. See QSL Card & Photo!

W8GFG See K3ASP.

W8GRA, W3KYP, NC3L Carl J. Wilhide, Sharpsville, PA., 1033 Ridge Ave., Sharpsville, PA., 1947 cb, 1962 cb., Licensed 1931, Electrical Engineer, Supervised sound testing of transformers at Westinghouse. Born April 12, 1914, sk December 25, 1995. See Photos + short story!, See interview on Carl's invention of the Seismograph!

W8HAR Bernard C. Peake, RFD 4, Brookfield, OH., 1936 cb.

W8HLA see W3HLA.

W8HLB see 8CLH.

W8IYQ, W3KXI (licensed expired) Henry "Hank" Saborsky, 48 Strawbridge, Sharon, PA., 1947 cb, 633 Eighth St., Sharpsville, PA., 1962 cb, 166 Oakview Dr., Hermitage, PA. QRZ.com, last lived in condo on Forker Blvd., Sharon. Licensed around 1935. Henry joined the Navy Reserves with W3MWV in 1935. He was shot down over Germany in WWII and held prizoner for a year. Born 1915, sk 11/15/2007. See 1947 QSL Card & Photo!, 1954 QSL Card & Photo, See his obituary!

W8JMW R.A. Patterson, 522 Sherman Ave., Sharon, PA., 1930 census & 1936 cb., Born 1912.

W8KCV, W3KUR, KE3EA Arthur W. Crompton, 441 New Castle, Sharon, PA., 1936 & 1947 cb, W3KUR 66 Taylor Ave., Sharon, PA., 1956 & 1962 cb. Born 1913, sk 2000. See W3KUR QSL Card, See another W3KUR QSL Card.

W8LDM Charles Miller, New Castle Ave., Sharon, PA., 1936 cb.

W8MUM John C. MacDonald, Masury, OH., W5YI callsign lookup. He was the first announcer hired by WPIC in 1938. He later worked for the Blue Network (now ABC). Born 1913.

W8MWV, W3MWV Erwin Lange, 342 Prospect St., Sharon, PA. W3MWV in 1947 cb. His Navy MARS callsign is NNN0HWF. Read about his Navy / Marine Corp. Mars affiliation. Licensed in 1934. He hitch hiked to Cleveland in 1934 to take his amateur exam. Born July 7, 1913, sk February 5, 2013. He had a daughter Virginia "Ginny" WB3IVA. See QSL Card & Photo!, Read about his Navy assignments in the Youngstown Ham Flashes!, Read his tribute!

W8OAJ See W3OAJ

W8OIY, W3OIY Austin Dixon, Sharpsville St., Sharon, PA., listed in all cb's as Manor, PA., but worked at Westinghouse after the war. Perhaps he never changed his license address. Born 1917, sk 2001. See QSL Card!

W8QCN, W3QCN Harold Campbell, 599 Wengler Ave., Sharon, PA., 1947 cb., 1480 French St. Ext., Sharon, PA., 1962 cb. Harold was a draftsman at Westinghouse. He was one of the War Emergency Radio Service guys. Born 1917, sk 1978. See QSL Card!

W8QKV Ernest E. Coxson, 15 West Erie St., Masury, OH., 1956 cb. 5602 SW 57th Pl., Davie, FL. (Hamcall 2000), 236 Sparrow Ave., Sebring FL. (QRZ.com). Born 1936. See QSL Card & Photo!

W8QHS, W3QHS Paul V. Trice, 269 Grant St., Sharon, PA. 1947 cb. Born 1912, sk 1973. Paul lived in the valley until the late 1950's when Westinghouse transferred him to MD. He was a ham here from the 1930's until he left. He lived at 434 Spruce St. in Sharon, in the same block and on the same side of the street as St. Stanislaus Church in a brown shingled house with white trim. He died of pancreatic cancer in MD. He and his wife, Mary, are buried in Farrell, PA. See W8QHS QSL Card & Photo, See W3QHS Maryland QSL Card, See another W3QHS Maryland QSL Card.

W8TNG, W3TNG, WA6YBS Robert McCartney, 247 S. Oakland, Sharon, PA., 1947 cb. His father was a funeral director. They lived on the corner of Prindle and S.Oakland, a block south of the viaduct. He lived in California for a long time. He died in Las Vegas. Born 1919, sk 2000. See QSL Card!

W8UCL Jerry Opple, 19 Mulberry St., Masury, OH. 1947 cb. Born 1909, sk 1989. See QSL Card & Photo!

W8VUR, W3VUR Richard D. Reed, Mercer St., Clark, PA 1947 cb.
He would have had the W8VUR call in the late 30's. At that time he lived next door to Ernie Heintz on S.Myers in Sharon. Born 1911, sk 1993.

W8VZN J. Ormston Jr., 313 Jefferson, Sharon, PA., 1947 cb.

W8WID W. L. Foulds, 173 Oakland Ave., Sharon, PA., 1947 cb.

W9PXW see 8AKG.


These are early ham stations located near the Shenango Valley.

8AAO Alfred Ball, W. Liberty St., Hubbard, OH. Ran 990 Watts. 1920-1923 cb.

8AAT, W3AAT Ralph Ohle, Hadley, PA., 1932 cb, Licensed 1923. Born 1901, sk 1981.

8AAV Lester E. Clark, Bentley Ave., Hubbard, OH., 1921 cb., listed at Viola Ave. in 1920 census, not the same Viola Ave. that exists today. Ran 440 Watts. Born 1905.

8ABW C.R. Straw, Venango, PA., 1915 cb.

8ACO John R. Waddell, 21 Russell Street, Niles, OH., Ran 50 Watts, 1921 cb.

8AEB Newton Kepler, Venango, PA., 1915 cb.

8AEJ Harry L. Donegan, Main Street, Mineral Ridge, OH., Ran 500 Watts, 1921 cb.

8AH Alfred Ball, Hubbard, OH., 1921 cb., 1920 census shows him on East Liberty St., Hubbard, OH., no street number, born 1899.

8AJE Conneautville, PA., 1921 cb.

8AKD Albro Harper, RFD No. 1, Niles, OH., Ran 750 Watts, 1921 cb.

8AKY Luther J. Kovalik, 322 Hunter Street, Niles, OH., Ran 500 Watts, 1921 cb.

8ALE Lot Alexander, 537 Center Street, Grove City, PA., 1915 cb.

8ALT Dwight Howland, Edinboro, PA., he was authorized to run 15 Watts, real QRP from the spark coil! 1915 cb.

8ANW Joseph Planty, 710 Warren Ave., Niles, OH., Ran 500 Watts, 1921 & 1927 cb., see QSL Card.

8AOP Glenn B. Bowyer, Kinsman, OH. Born 1898, sk 1974 in Columbus, OH. 1916 FRC (Federal Radio Commission) cb.

8AVF Niles High School, Church and Arlington St., Niles, OH., 1927 cb.

8BER Robert Fithian, 200 Pine Street East, Grove City, PA., 1921 cb., Robert was 11 years old in 1921 according to 1920 census.

8BFI, 8DEE Clifford Anderson, RFD No. 9, Mercer PA., Ran 36 Watts, 1921 cb., 8DEE RFD No. 59, Mercer, Pa., 1929 cb., born 1906, sk 1988.

8BJK Packard Electric Co., Dana Ave., Warren, OH., Ran 500 Watts, 1921 cb.

8BYS Luther J. Kovalik, 322 Hunter St., Niles, OH., Ran 500 Watts, 1920-1923 cb.

8CBE M. E. Straub, 112 E. Wilson Ave., Girard, OH., 1928 cb.

8CBH John R. Waddell, 21 Russell Ave., Niles, OH., Ran 50 Watts, 1920-1923 cb.

8CO Grove City College, Grove City, PA., 1915 cb.

8CJJ Rinaldo DeCola 424 Allison St., Niles, OH., 15 Watts., 1927, 1928 cb.

8CPU, W8PF David R. Stevenson, 41 Christian Ave., Hubbard, OH., 1927, 1928 cb. W8PF 1932 cb & 1936 cb., Ran 1000 Watts, born 1907. See QSL Card!

8DPQ Mahoning Valley Amateur Radio Club, R.F.D. 1, Niles, OH., 1927 cb.

8DVK Samuel Laratta, 36 S. crandon St., Niles, OH., 1928 cb.

8HM Grove City High School, Herbert F. Harmon, Grove City, PA., 1921 cb., trustee of Grove City High School station, son of 8JB, born 1902.

8HU, 8ZJ Alvin Anderson, Main Street, Box #223, Hubbard, OH., Ran 450 Watts, 1921 cb, 8ZJ A. Anderson, 15 East Liberty Street, Hubbard, OH., 1925 cb., 1930 census shows him as a roomer at 26 N. Main St., Hubbard, born 1907.

8JB Herbert W. Harmon, 418 Poplar St., Grove City, PA., 1921 cb., father of 8HM, trustee of Grove City College station WSAJ, Born 1873.

8KG J. William Kidd, 404 LaFayette St., Niles, OH., 1928 cb., see 1922 QSL card, see 1923 QSL card. LaFayette Street no longer exists in Niles. Someone in Niles told me there is a steel mill sitting where Lafayette Street use to be.

8NI William M. Kohlmorgan, 120 Ardmore Street, Niles, OH., Ran 1000 Watts, 1921 cb.

8PT Ray Boundy, 50 State Street, Grove City, PA., 1921 cb., listed in 1930 census at 57 Hilcrest, Grove City, PA., born 1904.

8QC Robert Emery, Grove City, PA., 1921 cb.

8RW Howard Pendleberry, 802 North Main St., Niles, OH., Ran 1000 Watts, 1921 cb.

8SO Carrol H. Maggs, Girard, OH., 1915 cb.

8VM Harry M. Rose, 1223 Robbins Avenue, Niles, OH., Ran 700 Watts, 1921 cb.

8VP Alfred Ball, Hubbard, OH., 1915 cb.

8ZJ A. Anderson, 15 E. Liberty St., Hubbard, OH., 1928 cb.

K3EXU Clair A. Ruppert, RFD 1, Sandy Lake, PA., 1962 cb., Born 1907, sk 1997. See Photo!

K3IZP Charles L. Haufler, 304 W. Hillcrest Av., New Castle, PA. See his QSL Card!

K3LHM Carl L. Mook, Box 232, Walnut St., Stoneboro, PA., Born 1908, sk 1985.

W3KGT R. L. Reynolds, 224 W.Poplar, Grove City, PA., 1947 cb.

W3KWE Robert W. Adsit, 431 W.Poplar, Grove City, PA., Born 1906, sk 1996.

W3QBA Howard H. Holbrook, RFD 1, Orangeville, PA., 1962 cb.

W3QEI John R. England, RFD 2, Grove City, PA., 1947 cb.

W3TXS Edwin H.Eller, 407 E.Washington Blvd., Grove City, PA., 1947 cb., born 1894.

W3UCS Miller Young, Elm St., Stoneboro, PA., 1947 cb.

K8ECW Clinton A. McElrath, RFD 1, Warner Rd., Vienna, OH., 1962 cb. He was a handi ham. He was an injured vet from the Korean War, U.S. Army, Corporal, Infantry, injured 1951 in the North Korean  sector and returned to duty. Al as he was known on the air was a respiratory sufferer. He used a swivel arm feeder to write and to operate equipment. Al was married and had two children. He studied accounting at home. Born 1930, sk 1980 at age 49. See QSL Card!

W8ACL Ferdinand Jagatich, RFD 2, Hubbard, OH., 1947 cb.

W8CA C. Myron Brown, 334 North St., Meadville, PA., See 1938 QSL Card!

W8CJJ Rinaldo De Cola, 424 Allison St., Niles, OH., 1927 cb.

W8DCP William Siebenthal, 735 Salt Springs Rd., Niles, OH., 1936 cb. See 1930 QSL Card!

W8DMW Lyman Blossom, Rt 1, Girard, OH, 1936 cb.

W8EVX Frank H. Poehlman, 117 W. Main, Grove City (at the armory), PA., 1936 cb., Born 1890, sk 1981.

W8EXA, W8KGD Charles W. Mathias (Doc), 129 Hartzell Ave., Niles, OH., 1936 cb.

W8FAX John C. Neff, Holford Ave., Niles, OH, 1936 cb.

W8FET Wade Masters, S. Ward Ave., Girard, OH., 1936 cb., See 1932 QSL!

W8FIF H. E. Hosay, Lincoln Ave., Niles, OH., 1936 cb.

W8GGS Nelson Lynch, Box 91, Mineral Ridge, OH., 1936 cb., See 1932 QSL!

W8GOR Charles Mehring, S. Pittsburgh St., Mercer, PA., 1936 cb., born 1897.

W8HAV E. K. Rogers, Ward Ave., Girard, OH., 1936 cb.

W8JBN C.P. Rarie, 158 5th Street, Hubbard, OH., 1936 cb.

W8KCX Lawrence C. Kitch, Fredonia, PA., See 1934 QSL Card!

W8KGN H. W. Hamill, 56 Bentley Ave., Hubbard, OH., 1936 cb.

W8LZH Edwin Weimer, Mosier Road, Girard, OH., 1936 cb.

W8MJA Paul Giles, 511 Craig, Grove City, PA., 1936 cb., born 1919.

W8MNE - Donald Leslie, Lattin Street, Cortland, OH., 1936 cb. See 1934 QSL Card!

W8NXW Radio Club of Grove City College, Herb Johnson, Hall of Science, Grove City, PA., 1936 cb.

W8OSQ Nelson F. Richards, POB 128, Cortland, OH., Listed in the 1937-1938 cb. as N. F. "Nel" Richards, same QTH. In a later callbook he is listed as Nelson F. Richards. He was a Navy vet in WWII and was born circa 1917 in Cortland, Ohio. After 1950 he was no longer W8OSQ. There is a KA3KAV (Valencia, PA) in 1998 callbook that died in 2002. This Nelson Francis Richardson was born 1917 in Cortland, Ohio. I think it is ex-W8OSQ.

W8SFG Stanley A. Peterson, R. 2, Hubbard, OH. 1947 cb. He moved to Garland, Texas in 1963 and became W5NCE. Born 1917, sk 1994. See QSL Card!

W8SRW Charles F. Shea, Hubbard Thomas Rd., Hubbard, OH. 1956 cb. Born 1917, sk 1989.

W8STC W. F. Hemenway, 130 N.Erie St., Mercer, PA., 1947 cb.

W8VZS Robert L.Winger, R 1, Grove City, PA., 1947 cb.


These are not ham stations and some are not Shenango Valley. However, they are very early commercial stations that were located near the Shenango Valley.

8XW Warren, OH, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., May 1915

8YV, WSAJ Grove City, PA, Grove City College, March 1, 1917, See WSAJ QSL, antenna, and some history.


The following were listed in Warren, OH.,
1927 Dept. of Commerce cb., 8AWX, 8DBD, 8BWF, 8BYC, 8CNC, 8DBN, 8DCH, 8DMY, 8DSK, 8EJ.
1928 Flying Horse cb., 8ANN, 8AWX, 8BDB, 8BDN, 8BWF, 8BYC, 8CCG, 8CIE, 8CNC, 8DSK, 8EJ.


Information provided by W8CXO, W8SU, K8CX, W3CJF, W3MWV, K3LR, K3LR's Father, K3MMM, W8GFG, K3RU, N3RA, WA3HUR, W8GUO, K1DG, WB3IVA, W5KNE, AD4BP, KT3P. Several Callbooks, Hamcall 2000, QRZ.com, Social Security Death Index, 1920 / 1930 Census, Radio Service Bulletin's, W5YI Callsign lookup, Sharon Herald Newspaper, 1995 Sharon High School Directory. Photo's courtesy of W8CXO, K8CX, K3RU, Monaca (W8UCL's daughter), Ham Register 1958, 1941 - 1944 Brookfield High School ECHO yearbooks courtesy of Ann Roscoe, 1920-1923 Chamber of Commerce Callbook, Google scan., NC3L Seismograph interview by Laurie Kay King.


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