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Seefred Papers: Radio Log, 1940-1946
Seefred, Howard C
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Radio Log and Scrapbook of Howard Seefred, W6EA, 1940-1946. Handwritten log of all incoming and outgoing transmissions from December 1, 1940 through February 17, 1946. Also contains small amount of news clippings on radar, and new radio bands for amateur operators, pasted onto inside cover. Seefred's log also includes diary entries about his daily life as well as travel with his family. The bombing of Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941) is recorded, as is the subsequent shut-down of amateur radio stations by the F.C.C. Seefred noted that he heard a British Broadcasting Station (BBC) broadcast, as well as a Voice of America broadcast, on March 6, 1943. He planted his first "Victory garden" on March 14, 1943, and earned his 25-year service pin from the Department of Water and Power on March 22, 1943. On September 7, 1943, he records hearing a broadcast from American prisoners of war in the Philippines, through Tokyo Radio. On Friday, June 30, 1944, Seefred writes, "My brother Lyndon Frederic Seefred (W6EB) died of heart attack on Bevrly Blvd. motor bus at Alvarado and Beverly at 4:15 P.M. Caused by too many 'shots' at Roos Loos clinic for hay fever." On June 9, 1945, Seefred and his wife watched General George Patton and Lietenant General Jimmy Doolittle in a home coming parade in front of the State Building and the City Hall. The diary ends in 1946. About 3/4 of the book is blank.
Amateur radio stations--History (LCSH)
Amateur Radio Relay League
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Radio operators--United States (LCSH)
Radio stations--California--Los Angeles
World War, 1939-1945
Telegraph, Wireless (LCSH)
Seefred, Howard C
Seefred, Lyndon F
Seefred, Ronald

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