Sunday, January 15, 2012

It is with sadness that I must report the passing of Harvie Schwartz, Jr., W2NUD.
I only found out about this from the "Silent Key" listing in the current issue of "QST."
I bought my first color TV from Harvie in 1971. Harvie had a massive collection of TVs on his front porch! Later on, I was contacted, (indirectly), by Dr. Peter Goldmark, to see if I would donate that set to the Smithsonian, as it was one of the last sets using the round color tube. I made a deal where they would buy me a replacement TV and I would donate the set. I did, and somewhere in the bowels of the Smithsonian, resides that tube!