Garry H. Ritchie
Huntington, WV

QCWA # 29617
Chapter 30
W8OI - Garry H. Ritchie

Ham since 1953.

I was a member of the K5D DXpedition team on KP5 (Desecheo) in February 2009 and enjoyed QSOs with thousands of you. TU for the fun. I was also a founding member of the KP1-5 Project which worked with the US Fish & Wildlife Service to arrange for the K1N (Navassa) DXpedition in February 2015 as well.

DXCC Honor Roll (347 countries confirmed), DXCC on 9 individual bands, DXCC via CW, SSB & data, DXCC Challenge (2,600 plus), WAC, WAS, WAZ. Life Member ARRL, Asst. Director ARRL WV Section. Member NCDXF, FISTS, QCWA,1010, West Virginia DX Assn and others. Member of the A-1 Operator's Club. Active on CW, Phone and Digital modes. Trustee of Tri-State Amateur Radio Association (TARA) (station W8VA). Board Member/past President of The Museum of Radio & Technology, Huntington, WV, one of the world's finest collections of antique radios, TVs and other electronic equipment including old ham radio equipment. Former Director of Nets for the WBCCI Recreational Vehicle Services Nets.

Retired President of broadcasting firm that owned TV and radio stations. Former General Manager of television stations. Former television station News Director. Former News Anchorman.

August 10, 2015