Courtesy of the United Nations Headquarters Amateur Radio Station 4U1UN website http://www.4u1un.net which contains a wealth of information for your edification.

It is with deep regret and sorrow that we announce that Dr. Max C. de Henseler, HB9RS, Founder and President Emeritus of 4U1UN, has become a silent key.

Dr. Max C. de Henseler, age 80, passed away on Monday December 30, 2013 in Montreux Switzerland. He was born November 07, 1933 in Genvea, Switzerland.

Academic Qualifications

Diploma in Advanced Accounting and Business Administration Ecole Supérieure de Langues et de Commerce Tamé Fribourg, Switzerland

Bachelier-es-lettres University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Bachelor of Science in Geodesy and Cartography Sciences George Washington University, Washington, D.C. USA

Computer mapping Certificate Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Laboratory for Computer Graphics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Doctor-es-Sciences Lorand Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary

Professional Experience

1955 - 1957 University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland Research Assistant in Experimental Physics

1957 - 1958 International Telecommunication Union Geneva, Switzerland, Technical Assistant.

1958 - 1960 Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Geneva, Switzerland. Statistical Computer-Cartographer.

From 1961 - 1989, Missions and Meetings on behalf of the United Nations

August 1989, retired from United Nations employment after 30 years of services.

Retired Senior Economic Affairs Officer Chief, Cartographic Section Natural Ressources and Energy Division Department of Technical Co-operation for Development United Nations, New York

Amateur Radio

50 years of leadership and contributions to the promotion of international amateur radio, and the preservation of radio history. HE9RHP since 1947, HB9RS since 1955.

Holder of numerous licences in Ethiopia ET3RS, in Laos XW8HB, in Samoa 5W1BK, in Trinidad & Tobago 5Y4RS, in Liberia EL2DX, in the USA HB9RS/W2, in Panama HP1HN, in Fiji 3D2RS, in Tahiti FO0RSM, in Germany DJ0AB and many other countries.

Founder and President Emeritus of 4U1UN.

First amateur to have communicated with all continents from all continents WAC/WAC.

Honorary member of the Long Island DX Association, of the New Jersey DX Association, of the North California DX Foundation, of the Swiss USKA, of HB4FR, Swiss DX Foundation etc.

Fellow of the Radio Club of America, Ralph Batcher Memorial Award. Member of numerous associations such as the AWA (Antique Wireless Association), the QCWA (Quarter Century Wireless Association), the SOWP (Society of Wireless Pioneers), the MTC (Morse Telegraph Club), A-1 Operator's Club, etc.

Author of numerous articles in various technical and historical radio journals. Radio collector, author of "The Hallicrafters Story-When the sky was the limit" published by the Antique Radio Club of America (now Antique Wireless Association) in 1991.

Former Director/Curator of the Swiss National Audiorama Museum.

Founder of QCWA "Helvetia" Chapter 209.

In Memory of Max, HB9RS

Compiled by Herbert, HB9BOU.


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