Harold Dinger


Harold Dinger
Barberton, OH, USA
Associated organizations
Ohio Broadcasting Company, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Fields of study


Harold E. Dinger (IRE Associate, 1927; Member, 1943; Senior Member, 1943: and Fellow, 1958) was born in Barberton, Ohio, on 7 May 1905. He attended the University of Akron, Ohio, and the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dinger was Chief Instructor at the McKim Technical Institute from 1929 to 1939, and he worked as Transmitter Engineer for the Ohio Broadcasting Company from 1939 to 1940. Beginning in 1940 (and through at least 1962) Dinger worked at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, in Washington, D.C., specializing in radio propagation and radio interference studies.

Dinger received the U.S. Navy's Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 1947. He received certifications of commendation from the Department of State, the ASA, and the RDB. He served as U.S. delegate to meetings of the IEC and CISPR in Lucerne (1947), Paris (1950), and Philadelphia (1961); the URSI in Sydney (1952), Boulder (1957), and London (1960); and the CCIR in London (1953), Warsaw (1956), Geneva (1958), and Los Angeles (1959). In 1962, he was a member of the U.S. Executive Committee, CCIR, and the U.S. National Committee, URSI, as well as a Past Chair of USRI Commission IV. In 1962, he was a fellow of the IRE, the AIEE, and AAAS, and a member of the RESA and AFCEA. He was also Chairman of the IRE-PGRFI for the term 1961-1962.