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n5na [Al Kahn, K4FW (SK)]
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 In 1965, Al came to Tennessee to open two Electro-Voice plants, one in Sevierville,​ TN (home of Ten-Tec) and one in Newport, TN, 20 miles away. To this day the Sevierville EV plant is located directly across the street from Ten-Tec. ​ Al always had an interest in manufacturing amateur radio gear.  He was a fanatic CW op since the 1920'​s,​ and in 1968 sold his interest in Electro-Voice,​ bought 15 acres of land across the street, put up our building and he and co-founder (still President) Jack Burchfield, K4JU (a former EV employee) started doing tool and die work and building QRP ham gear at that time. In 1965, Al came to Tennessee to open two Electro-Voice plants, one in Sevierville,​ TN (home of Ten-Tec) and one in Newport, TN, 20 miles away. To this day the Sevierville EV plant is located directly across the street from Ten-Tec. ​ Al always had an interest in manufacturing amateur radio gear.  He was a fanatic CW op since the 1920'​s,​ and in 1968 sold his interest in Electro-Voice,​ bought 15 acres of land across the street, put up our building and he and co-founder (still President) Jack Burchfield, K4JU (a former EV employee) started doing tool and die work and building QRP ham gear at that time.
  
-Al was a member of the ARRL, the First-Class CW Operators Club, and the A-1 Operator Club and was elected to the [[http://​www.cq-amateur-radio.com/​hrhof.html|CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame]] in 2002.+Al was a member of the ARRL, the First-Class CW Operators Club, and the A-1 Operator Club and was elected to the [[https://​web.archive.org/​web/​20021021232301/​http://​www.cq-amateur-radio.com:80/​hrhof.html|CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame]] in 2002.
  
  

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