Some sad news to report. Word that Stu Meyer, W2GHK, the former Chief Engineer and President of Hammerlund Radio Corporation became a silent key on Saturday evening, May 21st, of a heart attack. Among his many accomplishments was his being the driving force behind Hammarlund's "DXpedition of the Month" campaign during the 1950's and 1960's. He was a long-time member of the National Capitol DX Association, past president of NCDXA, and very active in NCDXA's DX operations of past years. W2GHK was also very active in many areas of ham radio, sponsoring one of the CQWW trophies. He will be missed by many of us in ham radio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name can be made to the Radio Club of America or the QCWA.
Stuart Meyer W2GHK was employed by Hammarlund from 1960 until 1966. He started out as Chief Engineer and rose through the ranks to President of the company. While at Hammarlund, Stuart was primarily responsible for expanding the product line to include land-mobile two-way radio and high frequency equipment. Stuart passed away on May 21, 1994 at the age of 76. He became member of the HALL OF FAME, upon nomination by the CQ DX Awards Advisory Committee, on 31 October 1970. - Steward also served as President of the QCWA, Quarter Century Wireless Association
The Vehicular Technology Society VTS instituted a Stuart Meyer Memorial Award to recognize those members of VTS who have both served their Society and also have contributed to the development of radio technology and science in an outstanding and exemplary manner. The prize is a plaque and a stipend of $2,500. Stuart Meyer was a pioneer in the Vehicular Technology Society.
In July and August, 1970, Stu took part in a number of expeditions with Gus Browning W4BPD and Herman Bohning W2MZV.