Dick Turrin Memorial Radio Club, established 2002

Formerly the Avaya Lincroft Amateur Radio Club

About Us - W2IMU Memorial - Club Activities

About us

The Dick Turrin Memorial Radio Club was originally founded in 2002 as the Avaya Lincroft Amateur Radio.After a survey of itís members, the club obtained the callsign W2IMU and became a memorial to Dick Turrin. The original members of our club were all employees or retirees of Bell System related companies including Western Electric, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, and Avaya Inc.Most of whom had spent time working in the Lincroft NJ facility.In 2008, Avaya Inc. decided to vacate the Lincroft NJ facility and the club name was changed.

W2IMU Memorial

The callsign W2IMU was previously held by silent key Dick Turrin a former AT&T Bell Labs employee, member of the United States Army serving at Fort Monmouth NJ and an extremely talented, dedicated and active amateur radio operator.Dick was a well-known and respected member of the AT&T Bell Laboratories Amateur Radio club. Dick has had several articles published in QST and Ham Radio Magazine over the years as well as making contributions to the ARRL Antenna Handbook. His published articles span the years 1950 through 1986 and include topics such as morse code keying, antenna performance measurements, UHF directional couplers, power amplifiers, and broad band balun transformers. Dick invented and patented the dual mode feed horn for use on parabolic dish antennas which is still popular and in use today. Dick is also said to be the inventor of a unique CW key called the "Tur-Key" which was featured in a December 1952 QST article. This radio club is proud to be a memorial to remember Dick's many accomplishments.To learn more about Dick explore the links below.

Pictures of Dick Turrin

Dick Turrin Obituary by W2OD

Letter from friend W2IXH


Club Activities

We generally participate in ARRL Field Day, the annual CQ-WE (Western Electric) contest, and the Telephone Pioneers QSO party.

See how we did at the CQ-WE web page

See more About the Telephone Pioneers QSO Party.

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