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Robert Hammett, P.E, dies

Veteran professional consulting engineer Robert L. Hammett, 82, died Oct. 1
at his home in San Francisco.

Following radio research at Harvard Labs during World War II, Hammett started
his own engineering consulting firm in San Francisco in 1952, partnering with Ed
Edison in 1956.

Hammett retired in 1988, and the pair was honored with National Association of
Broadcasters' "Engineering Achievement Award" in 1992.

The firm of Hammett & Edison continues, headed by his son, William F.

Robert Hammett is survived by his wife of 57 years, Luana, three children and
nine grandchildren.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.