Updated 4-5-2011

May 2011 Column


Mary Texanna Loomis
Mary Loomis
Mary seated at early wireless station at college                 Colorized Library of Congress photo by John Schneider, W9FGH  

Class photo taken in radio lab

Photo left: Classroom during instruction


school building

Impressive Loomis Radio School building, note antenna on roof

Much information for this article came from Robert Ballantine, W8SU, and from the book Mahlon Loomis, Inventor of Radio, by Thomas Appleby, W3AX (SK), available from n3rf.home.netcom.com/.

College 1931 QSL card 
Credit:  K8CX Ham Gallery, W8SU, colorized by John Schneider, W9FGH

Mary Texanna Loomis in a publicity photo


Mary's famous radio textbook

K2TQN's Speaking Tour for this Year

 I'm planning to attend the Glacier Waterton Hamfest in Montana on July 15-17, 2011.
I hope to see you there.

I hope to be making a few presentations about the 1923 Bowdoin expedition, titled the “Wireless North Pole and the Adventures of Don Mix” or Jack Irwin's excellent adventure on the "Airship America" with lots of the original photos. I regret not being able to go everywhere I have been invited.

Check back on the main page for the 2011 schedule. http://www.k2tqn.com/

John Dilks, K2TQN    125 Warf Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234-8501   e-mail: K2TQN@arrl.net