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Bob Bunn was a former GE Information Systems Division Employee working as a computer sales rep out out the Kansas City office in the 1960s
Ed:

I found a couple of pictures of my first WA0LKE ham station yesterday.

My station was set up in the basement of my home in Prairie Village, Kansas
shortly after I received my ham license back in 1961 using a simple dipole
antenna.

The ham station picture I sent you earlier was set up in my home in West
Plains, Missouri.  I had a massive 7 element Hy Gain yagi antenna and a
1000 watt linear amplifier.  With this horsepower, I worked stations all
over the world using single sideband, Morse code, and radio teletype.

Also, attached is a more current picture of yours truly.

Regards,

Bob Bunn

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HERE'S A PICTURE OF MY "WA0LKE" HAM STATION CIRCA ABOUT 1979


 

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 1969 "QUOTA BUSTER" AWARD PICTURE SHOWING DR. VANDERSLICE

I started working for GE in 1966 as Info. Sys. Div. Account Rep. in the Kansas City office.  Bill Duster, the St. Louis District Manager and Jack Lorenze, the Kansas City Branch Manager, hired me.  You may also know Charles Kuhlmann another GE computer friend who was a GE Systems Analyst working with me out of our Kansas City office.

I spent several very happy years working for Jack Lorenze and later for Ed Codd out of the Kansas City office, and for a short time for Honeywell. Also, although I began my computer career as a federal gov't programmer on the IBM 7074 and IBM 1401, I always wanted to get into computer sales and was thrilled when I got my shot at sales with GE.

After the acquisition of the GE computer dept. by Honeywell, I left in Sept. 1972 and went into business for myself, purchasing a wholesale Conoco petroleum distributorship which I owned for many years until my son took over the business in 1994. 

But I always missed the excitement and technological inspiration of the computer business.  I guess once it's in your blood it never leaves you.  And especially loved the mainframe business which is why I created my website http://alegion63.tripod.com/bob

Now, even though I have a desktop computer and a laptop, at heart I'm still a "big iron" man right down to the soles of my shoes.  Ha!

Regards 

Bob Bunn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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