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Edward "Ed" Redekopp fonds

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Date Range
1950-1962
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20181045
Scope and Content
001: Photocopies of pictures: Drawers with the QSL Cards in them and during the interview 002: Letters 003: QSL Cards and 1 photograph 004 – 014 QSL Cards 015- Certificates including The American Radio Relay League, Inc Operating Achievement Award WAS (1960)
Date Range
1950-1962
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Edward Redekopp
History / Biographical
Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, is the use of radio frequency spectrum for non-commercial exchange of messages. The activity was subject to international regulations and standards and required a license. A ham radio operator was required to obtain a call sign to legally identify oneself on air. Individuals sent personalized QSL cards to one another after they had made radio contact. A QSL card is a written confirmation of either a two-way radio communication between two amateur radio stations or a one-way reception of a signal from an AM radio, FM radio, television or shortwave broadcasting station. QSL cards (1950- 1962) were collected by Edward “Ed” Redekopp as a ham radio operator. Redekopp was interested in electronics and radio servicing and he was fascinated by the ability to contact other amateur radio operators around the world, including operators who didn’t speak English. At first, he communicated by key code (Morse code) and later by microphone. When asked about his hobby and its abrupt end in 1963, he said, “I had a family to look after, a job during the day, and it was too much – I spent too much time on the air, on the radio. I’d be up sometimes in the night, very rarely, but up to four in the morning sometimes, talking to Australians and New Zealanders. Well, as a working man, I had a family to look after, they needed attention.” QSL cards were donated in drawers. Cards in Drawer 1 are in files 2017.1045/008-014. Cards in Drawer 2 are in files 2017.1045/003-007. For more information about Edward “Ed” Redekopp and his hobby please refer to interview – P20180010001-006
Scope and Content
001: Photocopies of pictures: Drawers with the QSL Cards in them and during the interview 002: Letters 003: QSL Cards and 1 photograph 004 – 014 QSL Cards 015- Certificates including The American Radio Relay League, Inc Operating Achievement Award WAS (1960)
Accession No.
20181045
Collection
Archive
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Cemetery Roll - Mountain View Cemetery

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Date Range
1909-2008
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Ledger - 6 cm
Scope and Content
The roll is organized by Subdivisions and Blocks and contains the following fields Date of Sale Purchaser Grave # Side or Part Lot # Amount Paid Date of Payment Name of Person Buried Remarks Block A, B, D, E, F, G, Block Drive Some pages contain additional records attached - pred…
Date Range
1909-2008
Description Level
Item
Creator
City of Lethbridge, Cemetery Services
Physical Description
Ledger - 6 cm
History / Biographical
This cemetery originated as a direct request for interment space on the south side of the city as the old Pioneer Cemetery (St. Patrick's) was not meeting the needs of the citizens of the time. 1901 the Anglican Church started a private cemetery originating with Plan One - Block One located in the centre of today's Mountain View, purchased by the City in 1942. 1905, an undertaker named B. C. Moore started a second private cemetery just east of the original Anglican Church block, subsequently turned over to the City in 1909. 1909, the death of Lou Louenthal prompted the Hebrew Community in Lethbridge to start their own cemetery so they purchased 1.2 acres west of Moore's Cemetery, this cemetery is also now a part of Mountain View Cemetery as well; and is maintained by the City under a special arrangement.
Scope and Content
The roll is organized by Subdivisions and Blocks and contains the following fields Date of Sale
Purchaser
Grave #
Side or Part
Lot #
Amount Paid
Date of Payment
Name of Person Buried
Remarks Block A, B, D, E, F, G, Block Drive Some pages contain additional records attached - predominantly items related to the sale of the lots and the returned lots
Collection
Archive
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