QCWA Chapter 165

Club Call W3EDO - York, PA

Archive Gallery

Here you will find copies of old Amateur licenses and other documents of interest from the early days of ham radio. Click on an image for a full size view or download documents for your enjoyment.

The Irving Wolf Collection

Irving Wolfe started out as W2APJ in New York City and was first licensed in 1923. He lived at 3 different addresses in the city. He joined QCWA in 1948 as member number 244. He was the oldest member of QCWA in our chapter.
He had moved around a few times and when he joined the chapter he was W5RQH and was living in Lancaster County at Salunga. He was a regular member of the Wednesday evening net. He apparently held other calls between the W2APJ and W5RQH he was not listed as either one of those calls in the 1959 Callbook. These are some of Irving's licenses and documents.

1932 Amateur Radio Rule Book

You can download a complete 1932 FCC Rule Book Here

1933 Army Amateur Radio License

Admission Tickets to Rochester Radio Show

Rochester Ticket

Civil Defense Bus - Unknown Year

CD BusCD Bus

Paul Stumpf - W3AQN

Paul Stumpf was one of the pioneers of ham radio in the York, PA  area. He was first licensed as W3AQN in 1928 at age 12. He was one of the organizers of the York Amateur Radio Club in about 1932. In 1933 he was appointed as an official Army Amateur Radio Station to serve as the Local Radio Station of Pennsylvania District Net no. 1


Paul was always proud of his affiliation with the ARRL and was presented with a 50 year award in 1979. He also had pictures of his station in several QST magazines and in the Amateur's Radio Handbook. When  chapter 165 was being organized he became one of the first members and he was an active member the rest of his life..

Below are pictures of Paul that appeared in ARRL publications from 1939 to 1979


A Few Old Radio Documents

 1939 Radio Add - 1945 Amateur Code - 1945 Frequencies