SLSRC April 23rd Meeting and Program: Bob Heil (K9EID) – How Amateur Radio Shaped Bob Heil

April 21, 2021…

The program for the April 23rd meeting will be presented by Bob Heil (K9EID).

Bob is a sound and radio engineer most well-known for creating the template for modern rock sound systems. He founded the company HEIL SOUND in 1966, which went on to create unique touring sound systems for bands such as The Grateful Dead, The Who and developed the Talk Box for Peter Frampton.

Bob has been an innovator in the field of amateur radio, manufacturing microphones and satellite dishes for broadcasters and live sound engineers. He has won multiple awards and honors, and in 2007 he became the first manufacturer to be invited to exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

Bob is well known in theatre organ circles, beginning his career at the age of 15 playing the FOX Theatre Wurlitzer in St. Louis.  In 2014, Bob Heil was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in Music and Technology from the University of Missouri.

Bob will tell us about his history with amateur radio and the local area of work that he has done. Hear from Bob how amateur radio helped shape who he is and how he has impacted amateur radio.

The meeting will be held ON-LINE Friday, April 23rd  at 7:00 pm, streaming starts at 6:45. Join us by clicking on this link  #SLSRC #hamradio.