The James Millen Society started with a small group of Southern California James
Millen enthusiasts in 1997. Originally the organization went under the name The
James Millen Memorial Foundation. These hams had an interest in James Millen
and the equipment he was responsible for building. They obtained the callsign W1HRX
in the vanity license program and intended on using it for special event operations.
This callsign was assigned to James Millen throughout most of his life. Over the
years the original members had fallen away and the trustee John Zitzelberger, W6GL
was considering relinquishing the callsign back to the Federal Communications Commission.
Fortunately, he began a search to find if any other Millen enthusiasts would consider
reforming an organization to promote the purpose set forth with the original foundation.
In October of 1999 John was directed to Don Buska, N9OO who was very much a Millen
enthusiast and had already been collecting and restoring Millen equipment for many
years. Don was also responsible for the James Millen Page on the internet which
featured equipment pictures, schematics and articles written by and about James
Millen. John and Don quickly went about the reformation of the organization and
new members were recruited from those people who provided so much help in the creation
of the original James Millen Page.|
This webpage is a dedication to Mr. James Millen and the work that bears his name. The James Millen Society will continue to update this page as more information is supplied or collected. Those who would like to submit material are encourgaged to contact us. We are actively seeking those who have had contact with Mr. Millen himself and would like to submit personal stories that would be of interest to those who may visit this site. In addition, equipment pictures, manuals, and early writings that do not yet appear on these pages are welcome. We would prefer to use only original pictures and not those reproduced from magazine ads or catalogs whenever possible. As you will see equipment pictures shown here are those in the possession of ham and electronic experimenters today. Much of the equipment is also in active use on-the-air or in-the-shop.
The James Millen Society is always looking for those individuals who have an interest in James Millen and would consider joining our organization. Members can participate in amateur radio operating activities using the original W1HRX callsign . In addition, we have our own email reflector for conducting society business and for sharing information about Millen.
Don Buska, N9OO
President - The James Millen Society
The James Millen Society would like to thank the folowing individuals
for their help and support of this webpage and the society at large.