Tribute to "Gun"
Robert W. Gunderson W2JIO of the Bronx.
Revered by those that knew him, the true sunshine station! He was an editor, author, teacher and design engineer.
Here is "Gun" with his Collins station!
This is his funeral card.
It says: Many hams know Bob from
"Radio Row" days in New York, where he was the question
& answer man for Hudson Radio. For 37 years he tought radio
electronics to the students at the New York Institute for the
education of the blind, where he received his early training. For
23 years Bob edited & published "The Braille Technical
Press", the only monthly electronics magazine for the blind.
He has developed numerous test instruments enabling blind engineers & technicians to make practally all types of electronic measurements. Recognized for his work, Bob was on TV's "This Is Your Life" in 1950, and received from G.E. the 1955 Edison Radio Amateur Award. Retired, W2JIO operated from home: 20 Central Ave., Old Bridge, N.J. 06657.
W2JIO on Radio-Electronics cover, March 1951.
This is Gun at his station.
W2JIO 1938 Old Bridge, New Jersey
Photos courtesy of NA2M, W8SU
QSL from the estate of W2JXN, W2JLW, W6ZNO