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Hiram Percy Maxim
Birth: Sep. 2, 1869
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1936
La Junta
Otero County
Colorado, USA

"The Old Man" Hiram Percy Maxim was the Father of organized amateur (HAM) radio. In 1914 the American Radio Relay League was organized and launched by the famous inventor and "ham operator" Hiram Percy Maxim whose amateur radio call-sign was W1AW. He was also the inventor of the Maxim silencer which was the first mass produced firearms silencer, the automobile muffler, and was a pioneer in air compressor technology. 
 
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  Josephine Hamilton Maxim (1866 - 1936)*
 
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Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Hagerstown
Washington County
Maryland, USA
Plot: Section: K; Hamilton Lot
GPS (lat/lon): 39.62778, 77.72444
 
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Originally Created by: Rod Murray
Record added: Oct 30, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6895297
Hiram Percy Maxim
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Thanks for all you did for amateur radio.Because of your efforts amateur radio grew into a huge hobby for millions.I was one of those millions and what started as a hobby lead me into a job in the medical imaging field.73 om
- kc8nqn
 Added: Jun. 11, 2015
On your 79th Angel day. Rest in Heavenly peace.
- William Neill
 Added: Feb. 17, 2015
Thank you for what you left us. I personally shall try to carry on the legacy of Amateur Radio. 73 OM ES RIPDE K8CPA...-.-
- Chuck K8CPA
 Added: Oct. 14, 2014
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