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Originally from the State of Washington, I was first licensed in Oregon as a Novice Class in August, 1954. After completing school I served for 30 years in the U.S. Navy as a Radioman and later as a Naval Officer.  During my Navy career I was able to operate maritime mobile from the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Red Sea, Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean areas. While ashore, I set up and operated DX stations in Japan, Republic of the Philippines, Hawaii and Italy.  My Italian call, IK8DRN, is still current, although I don't have plans to return to Italy anytime soon.

In early 2004 I retired from my post-Navy career in Defense Consulting and returned to Hawaii to continue with the things I enjoy most in ham radio, DXing (from a DX QTH !) contesting, traveling and renewing old acquaintences on-the-air and in person. Unfortunately, I had to leave the Islands a year later and return to Virginia and my "no antenna QTH !" I'm now fully retired from the work force and stay busy working DX using only my 23' flagpole and similar dirivatives for antennas. Somehow, with lots of LISTENING, patience, perserverance, and good propagation, I've managed to achieve 8BDXCC and need only 9 more countries on 160M ! Plans for installing a remote site in the Virginia countryside are on-hold once again since the satellite high-speed Internet capability that had been accomplished at the remote site didn't work out well enough for remote ops due to the severe latency via the SATCOM link(s).

I am, however, still working on getting a local remote station set up and working.

Recently I've returned to 60M and enjoy "pushing the envelope" using only 100W and my newly configured Inverted L which I can leave up 24/7.  Send me an email if you need VA, NC or FL on 60M because I travel to the other QTHs on an annual sked !

Additionally, if you need KH6 on 20M / 17M / 15M / 12M / 10M send me an email to set up a sked.  I have access to remote station, KH6HGP and can work CW or SSB remotely now.


Harley W7HJ  Ex AH6HJ

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