Licensed Hams in Upper Peninsula, Michigan June 30, 1930 Dept. of Commerce Callbook
Listing by Town
W9AX Peter Romsek 46 E. Pine St.
W9EVG Abraham Blum 605 Pine St.
**W9BAC Richard Laplander Dollar Bay, Mich. W8ZDQ when I knew him.
W9CEX Edward Seppla Dollar Bay, Mich.
W9EQV Eino Lahikainen Box 98
W9EZY Walter Pardridge Drummond, Mich.
W9BBP Edward Gamache - 1314 Minnesota Ave.
W9DYH William Peterson 1008 Minnesota Ave.
W9BWU Ralph Ziegenbein 237 Douglas St.
**W9FZJ William Jackson College Ave. Same guy as W9EGF in Laurium Later W8EGF and W8DYL in Marquette
**W9XAW EXPERIMENTAL STATION Michigan College of Mining & Technology Later W8YY
W9EGB Caesar Aimone 408 Fourth St.
W9CUC Thomas Winn 112 E. Frederick St.
W9CWR Toivo Kangas 357 Houk St.
W9EMB L. W. Van Slyck 420 Summit Drive
W9FTJ Gogebic Amateur Radio Club Corner Lowell and Harding Avenue
W9CE Thomas Lokken 162 Bluff St.
**W9EVI August Erickson 724 E. Bank St. Later W8KT in Palmer. I have one of his old bugs.
W9FNW Alrick Hill 142 Summit Ave.
W9AXM Alf Jentoft Third Ave.
W9ELU Milo Malville Bay Shore Drive
W9ANT Russell Johns 205 Iroquois St.
W9AXE James Semenski 424 Osceola St.
**W9EGF William Jackson Laurium, Mich. Later W8EGF - Laurium W8DYL Marquette FOUNDER Northwest Radio
W9APH Harold Hughson 508 Michigan Ave.
**W9GJX - Helen Hargreaves 127 Arbutus Ave. Later Helen Cloutier W8GJX Lived in Escanaba Noted author
**W9CSI John Sincock 615 Champion St. Later W8CSI moved to Copper Country
W9DRR Robert Rose 410 E. Ridge St.
W9DUE Hubert Abfalter 300 E. Hewitt Ave.
W9ECG Earle Bradley 506 Rock St.
W9FPF Steven Paull 816 Pine St.
W9GKR Donald Hawkins 349 E. Hewitt Ave.
**W9HK Raymond St. Cyr 319 Harrison St. Later W8HK
W9FBC Alex Simon 319 Fulton St.
W9DQA Earle Allen 116 Merry St.
W9GBH G. C. Blee (Radio Service Laboratories) 426 Iron St.
W9ALG Edwin Lofgren 312 Trueman Ave.
W9ERQ Leo Vachow 224 Mulberry Ave.
W9DSJ Kenneth Smith Pickford, Mich.
**W9DNK Carl Nelson Poor Farm Road Later W8GT in Ishpeming Had radio and TV shop
Sault St. Marie
W9AGE George Edelen Army Radio Station Fort Brady
W9EMJ Wilfred Dusky Radio Station Fort Brady
**W9EUC Albert Prebelich 43 Second St. Later W8EUC lived across alley from my Aunt and Uncle
W9EXT Reynold Klemetti 58 Fourth St.
W9CWD Ronald Patrie Spalding, Mich.
W9FZM Roy Closs St. Ignace, Mich.
Prepared by Don Karvonen K8MFO February 5, 2012
Recently a childhood friend W8YV (originally K8HBG) and I have been reminiscing about the "good old days" in the Upper Peninsula.
I went one step back from that, and compiled a complete listing of U.P. hams from the 6/30/30 Department of Commerce call book. At that time the U.P. was in the 9th call area -- there was no ZERO call area. The 8th call area included at least parts of New York and Pennsylvania.
I find it interesting that "Dollar Bay", just a turn in the road, had 3 hams at that time! Sault Ste. Marie, one of the "major cities" only had 2, both of whom were at Fort Brady.
I do feel very honored to have met and worked some of those old timers.
Bill Jackson W9EGF/W9FZJ later held W8EGF and W8DYL calls -- his bug CW sounded as good as a keyer. In addition to founding Northwest Radio, he put one of the first BC stations - WHDF - on the air in Houghton.
Carl Nelson - W9DNK later held W8GT. He could "fix anything" in his tiny shop in Ishpeming.
John Sincock - W9CSI, later W8CSI, and Ray St. Cyr - W9HK, later W8HK were stalwarts of ham radio for decades in the U.P.
Then of course there was Helen - W9GJX, later W8GJX. Everyone knew her! In her autobiography, I learned that when hams were shut down for WWII, this did not at first stop Helen and her father from having their regular CW skeds! She was a dynamic lady -- first met her when I was 12 years old.
73, Don K8MFO