Underhill SoWP Letters – Charles R. Underhill Jr., 1900-P was an RCA executive, cancer survivor, and later a professional bee keeper who had personally known Professsor Hazeltine, Paul Godley, and David Sarnoff. Read his reminiscences to SoWP here.
Armstrong Underhill Letters – Correspondence between Charles Underhill Jr, his father, and Edwin Howard Armstrong about the crystal set that Armstrong had built for them back in 1908, which was being donated to a museum
Crystaloi Letter – Letter from the Eugene T. Turney Company to Haller-Cunningham Electric in San Francisco on their new CRYSTALOI WIRELESS DETECTOR
Pratt Letters – Early pioneer and later Presidential Adviser Haraden Pratt on the origins of PH and KPH, on guarding the station with a six-shooter, and a unique method for adjusting the resistance of a power rheostat. Radio history at its richest…
Haskell AARS – Don Haskell, 3437-P recalled his days of being a certified Army Amateur Radio Station (AARS) in the 1930s. See his reminiscences, certificate, and the many US Army Z-codes then in use
Breniman Letter to Brattland – Bill Breniman writes about unions and unionism with insights, realism, and compassion
Meister Letter to Geisel – George Meister, 445-P on the effect of hearing loss on a radioman’s career, the story of Theron Bean and the wreck of the SS Dumaru, and more
Egolf Letter to Breniman – SoWP member Richard Egolf, 71-SGP, relates how he came by photos and documents about early pioneer Ben Beckerman, most of which are now posted on this website
Stevens Letter to Beckerman – Radiomarine Corporation of America executive Thomas Stevens congratulates Ben Beckerman for his “timely escape from Davy Jones’ locker” in 1933
KHJ QSL Letter – Letter from KHJ Los Angeles station manager to SoWP member Charles Biele, 768-P, confirming his reception of the station 8000 miles away in New Zealand in 1924!
Colony Kinsley Letter – Colony Kinsley Parrott letter summarizing her father’s contributions to early wireless and explaining enclosures
Kinsley Witness Letter – Witnessing document by Walter Taylor on having seen Carl Kinsley’s wireless setup working “in a perfect manner” in 1899
Kinsley Letter 26Sep1900 – Letter from Carl Kinsley averring that his system “is entirely different from Marconi’s”
Churchill M Letter to Kinsley – Letter from M. Churchill thanking Kinsley for his Radio Intelligence Service work, from 1919
Ray Green 1928 Diary – The trials and tribulations of installing early aviation radio equipment in South Florida by Ray Green, 395-SGP
Fall River Line – Breaking into wireless on Massie-equipped steamboats in 1913 by spark gap pioneer Ray Green. Reprinted from Sparks Journal Vol 3, No. 1.
Lusitania Letterhead – Letter from Don Templeton to Arthur Jacoby dated June 6, 1917, notable not so much for what it says but what it says it on. Note: the Lusitania was sunk in 1915, so this letterhead must have been taken from the ship and used a few years later.
Music For Brasspounder – What one heard through one’s headphones as Radio Officer aboard Pan Am’s China Clipper, by Floyd Penning, 3060-P
Ray Green Pan Am Letters – Extracts from the adventures of Ray Green, 395-SGP, in setting up Pan Am’s first radio and RDF facilities in South Florida and Cuba in 1928
C. B. Cooper Biography – Early radio pioneer, builder of United Wireless stations, proponent of US Navy ownership of radio, C.B. Cooper bio by SoWP member Bob Palmer
KPH History Letter – Contains an account of the first US mainland to Hawaii wireless transmission, October 12, 1918
Sauerwine Sea Diary Excerpts Part 1 – Fixing the wireless and dodging torpedoes aboard the USS Missouri as it steams across the Atlantic in World War One
Old Salt Letter – Letter from RH Mattox in 1983 with a truly harrowing tale…
RHG Mathews Letter 022475 – Letter from RHG Mathews accompanying his SoWP application form
RHG Mathews Letter 011775 – Letter from RHG Mathews in Mexico to Bill Breniman inquiring about SoWP membership
Letters on DeForest – Exchange of letters between Wm. Breniman and Thorne Mayes in March, 1971 concerning Dr. Lee DeForest and his contributions to radio
George Hubbard on UW 1960 – Memories of United Wireless, with hookup schematic
George Hubbard Letter 6 Nov 1960 – Letter to Ed Marriner detailing his career, SOS adventure in 1911
George Hubbard Postcard 10 Mar 1961 – Mentioning get-together with Dickow, old-timers before there was a SoWP
George Hubbard Letter 29 Mar 1961 – Hubbard updates Ed Marriner on status of many old-time radio operators
AF Krenke Letter 30 Jan 1961 Pt 1 – Letter to Ed Marriner on early wireless manufacturers, Amazon wireless!
AF Krenke Letter 30 Jan 1961 Pt 2. pdf – Krenke’s career in wireless going back to Avalon (Catalina Island) station in 1903
AF Krenke Letter 17 Feb 1961 – Krenke letter to Ed Marriner describing early wireless station photos (unfortunately not attached)
AF Krenke Letter 19 Oct 1961 – Krenke response to letter from Ed Marriner
Gale Johnson Letter Undated – Gale H. Johnson letter to Ed Marriner describing wireless station NPZ
Dorchester Letter 26 Aug 1961 – Alfred W. Dorchester describes his work for Dr. Lee DeForest in 1905 through 1912
Joe Hallock Letter Undated – Joe Hallock, 148-SGP on his career with United Wireless station DZ, ships, FCC. Radio amateur from 1907!
Vincent Kraft Letter Undated – Kraft letter to Ed Marriner on United Wireless and early Canadian government stations
Hugo Gernsback Letter 22 Dec 1960 – Hugo Gernsback letter to Ed Marriner on the availability of articles on United Wireless in MODERN ELECTRICS
AudioTron Letter 21 Feb 1916 – Letter from AudioTron Sales, San Francisco, dealing with DeForest patent suit and AudioTron availability. Buy now or never…
Packard Reminiscences Part 1 – Account by radioman Lyman W. Packard of his experiences on the SS Antietam (KONR) in 1924
Packard Reminiscences Part 2 – Account by radioman Lyman W. Packard of his experiences on the MS Lio (KDSO) in 1926
Packard Reminiscences Part 3 – Account by radioman Lyman W. Packard of his experiences in India, the Phillipines, etc. in 1926-7. “Signed off the Solana, which ends my sea career.”
Carl Lindh Letters – Letters about Carl Lindh, 676-SGP, his seagoing adventures and radio career, sent to Waldo Boyd from his son, Carl
More About SoWP – Letter from Executive Secretary Waldo Boyd to the IRS regarding the change in SoWP status from fraternal to educational organization