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Dr Franklin Snow Huddy was born on July 29, 1905 in Provicence, RI. His parents were George Henry Huddy Jr. and Frances Newell Snow Huddy. 1.

At the age of ten, he had a license to transmit and was operating his own station. His transmitter was the first one in the state, and probably in New England, to communicate directly with Europe 2.

Dr Huddy was a Doctor of Optometry having graduated from the Massachusetts School of Optometry. He also was in the class 1928 5. at Brown University 3.

He was a research engineer for the General Electric Company, the Assistant Engineer with the CeCo manufactueinr company. He was also head of the science department at Nathan Bishop Junior High 3.

Huddy was also a long timeshort wave radio fan, owning station WIBZI,one of the most powerful amateur radio stationsin the world,located in Chepachet, Rhose Island 3.


Huddy 1II QSL


In March of 1925, Huddy sends a message of congratulations from Rhode island Govenor Pothier to President Coolidge per Amatuer Radio Relay


Pawtucket Times March 4, 1925



Pawtucket Times November 21, 1925



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Providence Journal January 24, 1926



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The Talking Machine World
November 15, 1926



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Pawtucket Times March 12, 1927


In January of 1928, Huddy will act as chairman of the technical committee of the Associated Radio Amateurs of Southern New England


Pawtucket Times January 14, 1928


In June of 1928 Huddy receives a Bachelor of Science Degree from Brown University.


Pawtucket Times June 18, 1928



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Pawtucket Times July 27, 1929

Huddy is elected .Vice-President of the Associated Radio Amateurs of Southern New England in September of 1929.


Pawtucket Times September 12, 1929



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Pawtucket Times January 4, 1930

In June of 1930 we see Huddy listed as the owner of call sign W7SW located at the Care Eaton Brothers, Wolf Wyoming 4.


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Science and Invention April 1930



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Talking Machine
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Radio Weekly
January 29, 1930



Talking Machine
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Radio Weekly
May 7, 1930


In 1937, Huddy is mistakenly arrested for drunk driving and it is found he has nervous condition. This may be the reason for him shooting his wife in 1951.


Pawtuket Times April 13, 1937




In 1951, Dr. Huddy spent three months at a private hospital in Providence suffering from a “nervous ailment,” after which he was granted a trial home visit. That visit ended in tragedy. On a sad note Huddy shot and killed his wife on November 29, 1951 in North Adams, MA, Huddy recovered and was indicted for murder, receiving a 15-year sentence followed by 20 years of probation 6.


Pawtucket Times November 30, 1951



Pawtucket Times December 1, 1951



Pawtucket Times December 3, 1951



Pawtucket Times December 4, 1951



Pawtucket Times December 21, 1951


Huddy died January 4, 1972 at the age of 66 1.

1 Find a Grave

2 RADIO INDUSTRIES, June 1930

3 Brown Alumni Monthly March 1972

4 Amateur Radio Stations of the United States, June 30, 1930

5 The Catalogue of Brown University, 1924-1925

6 The Shocking Story of Franklin Snow Huddy February 2019 : Richard Sanderson