Shack spotlight – W9EVT, George Elm

Filed Under (Shack Showcase) by Jonathan on 06-06-2010

Ed note:  This is a new category for our site and I hope to have future “Shack Showcase” entries.  I don’t know how many will be like George below…… but…….

OK, really?

George, why do you have to make us look THIS bad.  Really man……. thanks!

I stumbled on George’s website and QRZ bio recently and it took me days to pick my jaw up from the floor.  I’ve learned a lot from my elmers, but this guy has it all.

Here’s a little info about George from his QRZ page (which has more lookups than any I’ve seen yet – almost 150,000):

George Ulm, W9EVT was born in the Free City of Danzig in 1930. In the mid-1930s he moved to Chicago with his family. After W.W.II, he produced some of the first convention exhibits for the Radio Parts Show in the Windy City. His business later expanded to world’s fairs and conventions such as the CES in Las Vegas and Chicago. George is a Korean Conflict veteran, taught electronics in the Navy Air Corps, developed and put on air the first two meter amateur repeaters in the mid west.

George has lived in Mexico, Europe, Africa and Australia with ham calls associated with each part of the world. In the early 1960s he purchased an apple and cherry farm on Washington Island, WI. At retirement he decided to raise antennas on the property instead of fruit. He lives there year round with his wife, Susan, his dogs, Ivan and Bosun and a very talkative African Gray Parrot, B.B.

Look at one (trust me….. he has many) of his vintage operating positions:

And, unlike a lot of guys that have been active since before I was even born, let alone licensed…… he’s more than made the jump to modern technology:

Here is just some of the eye candy:

George also has a rental property on the island if you’re looking for a little spot to relax.

George’s information can be found on his QRZ page at:

http://www.qrz.com/db/w9evt

Or his personal page at:

http://www.greengate-wibb.com/?page_id=5

If you know of any shacks that I should feature (in this new category) feel free to contact me via the contact form or comment below.

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