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@JasonJ

Thanks for your kind remarks. I was 15 when my grandfather died but he had a profound influence on me. Genetics is a funny thing. I was in the Boy Scouts and we got into CBs back in the 60. The year that he died I obtained my ticket, N4LYI which sadly I let lapse. What is funny is at the time I had absolutely no idea that he was instrumental in amateur radio, promoting it, and as I understand responsible for the original wording of regulations that were ultimately promulgated by the FCC.

The other thing is that I have always been fascinated by Tesla having built could and in the past belong to various societies. It was only this January when I was in correspondence with the Director of the Tesla museum in Belgrade that I found out that if it were not for my grandfather we would know nothing of Tesla's early life. He published a magazine called, The Electrical Experimenter in which he published Tesla's My Inventionswhich was his biography. Nobody else at the time could convince Tesla to do this. I just participated in providing rare photos for an exhibit at the museum dedicated to their correspondence which took place during the publication.


http://postimage.org/

The list of predictions made by my grandfather is rather extensive. One of the most well known is RADAR inn 1911 the same year he predicted the Video Chat. With the creation of the website I will be placing some magazines which most people have never seen.

What is most important for me is also to show the work of Frank R. Paul who did all the artwork for him bringing to life what he saw in the future. Instead of a holiday card, my grandfather would give friends and employees a little magazine called Forecast or "spoof" magazines. The following as in one of those, his conception of a what a Martian might look like based upon the rarified atmosphere and gravity.


http://postimage.org/

When I get some experience building lasers I will come up with something unique to name after him to promote his legacy, a promotional thing for the dedicated website.
 

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@Encap I appreciate your advice. As I live in the US, in fact far to close for my comfort :) to our friends at the FDA, I am well aware of the regulations with respect to lasers not to mention other items such as medical devices, drugs, as well as vitamins and supplements. Sometime ago I gave testimony having to do with the then Pearson/Shaw case and DSHEA. No, I don't want them or any of the other 3 letter folks I have dealt with in the past, to wit, ATF and DEA giving me an unfriendly visit.

I have not fully formulated the idea...just some commemorative, unique host I suspect. The problem is that it can't look like a sledge hammer when its power can't be more than a fly swatter:cryyy: So, it goes.
 

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@Encap I appreciate your advice. As I live in the US, in fact far to close for my comfort :) to our friends at the FDA, I am well aware of the regulations with respect to lasers not to mention other items such as medical devices, drugs, as well as vitamins and supplements. Sometime ago I gave testimony having to do with the then Pearson/Shaw case and DSHEA. No, I don't want them or any of the other 3 letter folks I have dealt with in the past, to wit, ATF and DEA giving me an unfriendly visit.

I have not fully formulated the idea...just some commemorative, unique host I suspect. The problem is that it can't look like a sledge hammer when its power can't be more than a fly swatter:cryyy: So, it goes.
Saw the wikipedia page about you grandpa---was an interesting guy who had an interesting life---looks like his biggest thing was science fiction --- science fiction writer and publisher--thus in his honor, annual awards presented at the World Science Fiction Convention are named the "Hugos". Those were the days! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Gernsback !!
 
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