The Central Radio Association , from the Rockies to the Ohio
by K0IP, my connection with this radio association is very
simple, My Grandfather became a member in 1916
I will present more about him and his history below, This page is dedicated to the preservation of history.
Here is a CENTRAL RADIO ASSOCIATION Membership and Station Certificate
from 1916. 100 years old
DO you have any information about the Central Radio Ass'n. email jcwilson((at))ida.net KØIP
The ARRL was only a year and a few months old when FJ was issued. It's apparent the Central Radio Ass'n must have been busy for
sometime. This certificate number is 1078 (right side in red), our original thoughts were they started at 1000 not ONE they had 78 members ???
UPDATE (4april2016), from
incoming information, see second certificate, they probably did have 1078 members .. wow
That was a lot
of arcing and sparking going on out in the midwest.
This Certificate was my grandfathers, he lived in Shawnee Kansas.
Fremont Jones.. FJ issued in 1916,
FJ's certificate was issued 1 year before the USA entered WW1. When the war broke out Fremont Wilson Jones with his best friend Carl Goddard whom I
am sure was also involved in early radio, dropped out of high school and joined the Navy. FJ served on a troop ship making 23 trips back and forth to Europe,
I;m not sure what Carl did, they got separated in boot camp.
here's a certificate from 1915, supplied by Dale W0HSK
it looks like Safford changed his certificate , from a 4 inch coil and maybe Twenty or Thirty miles distance .
I understand he lived in Topeka Kansas, and later became W9QV then W0QV
Updated 4 april 2016.......
OK Guys, since I started looking for information , we have found out several facts within a one days search,
heres a paragraph from the ARRL book 200 meters and down. It says the
Central Radio Assn was formed in 1911
info supplied by Charlie KØTHN
(5april2016) from Glenn KFØED Here the link to the mention of Central
Radio in an old issue of The Popular Science Monthly, dated 1915.
Now if your interested , here's a short history about my Grandfather Wilson Fremont Jones
here are a few pictures of FJ, Wilson Fremont Jones sr. he went by
Fremont, he was my grandfather, he died when I was just a kid,
I really didn't know him at all, he lived in California and we lived in Shawnee, Kansas.
Born November 25, 1898 in Olathe, Kansas at the Johnson County Jail. No, not because his mother was a criminal , but
because his father John Wilson Jones was the County Sheriff.
Their house was the front part of the jail. My Great grand mother , his mother, actually cooked and served dinner to the prisoners. (How things have changed)
He (FJ) died March 4, 1954 in California. Buried at Rosehill Memorial Park, Whittier, California.
US Navy WW1, he was a gunner on the Great Northern (a ship) he made 23 trips
to France taking new troops over and
bringing home the wounded. After WW1 He was with the Kansas City, Missouri Police Dept as a patrolman, motorcycle cop and a detective.
He quit the Police Dept because of the corrupt Pendergast regime in Kansas City. He was a salesman for Hall Brothers which
is now Hallmark Cards. His territory was the state of Minnesota.
He later went to California where he was a car salesman. He also owned his own Chrysler dealership in Whittier, California.
He also worked as a security guard at a defense plant in San Pedro during WW2 .
|left Rose Ellen Kanally
Fremont Jones sr. WW1
|| Fremont Jones, the little guy and his father . Johnson County
John Wilson Jones .. Sheriff 1898 - 1901, later 12years county commissioner
||Kansas City Mo,
||A SIDEBAR ABOUT SHERIFF JONES, FJ's father...
At the time of his marriage to Jennie Hart (Hart House at Old Shawnee Town)
he was Sheriff of Johnson County. He was also a County commissioner for 12 years. He was a farmer and auctioneer. He was responsible for one of the most modern roads in Johnson County, KC - Olathe road, which follows what is now Southwest Blvd from KC, to Johnson Drive in Merriam, to Nieman road in Shawnee, south to 75th street, west to Quivira Road, south through Lenexa city center and on to Olathe, the road was made of brick. laid by hand ! Link
His Farm was located at 67th to 71st Street, between Nieman & Quivira, Now Shawnee Village, this was not far from his wife's parent's farm, the first location of the "Hart House",, 75th and Quivira Rd.. It was moved to Old Shawnee Town, and is now know as the "Truck Farm". A travesty, and loss of true Shawnee history ..