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    W6YOO - Harry Hodges - Escondido - California - USA

    Harry Hodges, W6YOO from Escondido, California, USA passed away.
    Information from his qrz page:
    Harry was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1928. Joined US Merchant Marine at age 16 in October 1944 serving until April 1946. Joined US Army July 1946. Completed Basic Parachute Training in 1950 at Fort Benning,GA. Served two Airborne tours with the 82d Airborne Division. Qualified as a Freefall Parachutist in and Master Paraxhutist competing at a number of parachuting compititions worldwide and served as the Chief Judge at the Turkish National Championships in Ankara, Turkey in 1969. Received battlefield appointment to 2d Lt in Korea, July 1952. Served in various capacities at a number of US and overseas posts. Retired as Lieutenant Colonel, Corps of Engineers on May 31, 1974. Has undergraduate degree from University of Omaha (1964) and MBA from National University (1979). Worked as Director of Plant Operations at Mesa Vista Hospital in San Diego from 1977 until retirement in 1990. Became Ham in 1973 as ZP5HZ in Paraguay. Received Conditional Class US license in same year as WA6YOO. Upgraded to Advanced and Extra Class in 1987. Received present call in June 1999. Married to Jerry Allaine Carter in 1982. Awards include: Induction into the San Diego DX Club's Hall of Fame, A-1 Operator, DXCC TOP HONOR ROLL (Mixed) and DXCC Honor Roll (Phone and CW), 5BDXCC with 12,17 and 30 meter endorsements,DXCC Challenge Plaque with 2000 endorsement, 5BWAS, 5BWAZ, IOTA Plaque of Excellence (800+) and separate DXCC awards for Mixed, SSB, CW, 10,12,15,17,20,30,40,80 meters and RTTY. Member of QCWA, FISTS (5966), 10-10 Nr 8237. Former ARRL Section Manager (San Diego Section),Past President of Palomar Amateur Radio Club, Past President of EARS, past Secretary/Treasurer of San Diego DX Club,Past President, San Diego Chapter 14 Quarter Century Wireless Association, VE Team Leader(Escondido, CA)for SANDARC-VEC. Member of ARES and 35 year member of US Army MARS (AAR9LX). Hobbies other than Amateur Radio include travel, photography,and gourmet cooking. XYL holds callsign of W6JAC(General) If you would like to share coffee and conversation, stop by. Note: The photograph above was taken in Egypt on Harry's 82nd birthday in October 2010. Visable are two of the three pyramids at Giza, not far from Cairo.


    W6YOO Harry Hodges, Escondido, California, USA
    73 Al 4L5A
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