Hal entered ham radio in 1967 as WN8ZAT. He maintained his Advanced Class callsign KC8FS for many years until he was finally persuaded to change to the more “contest friendly” W8HC.
Hal has served as ARRL SM for West Virginia for two terms and is past president of the West Virginia DX Association. He is currently a DXCC card checker and is the “H” letter manager for the 8th Area Incoming QSL bureau.
He is on top of the DXCC Honor with 349 entities and has 9-band DXCC. Hal has operated several M/M contests from the QTH of W4MYA and has operated 6 CQWW from 4X as 4X0WV and 4X0C. Hal has also operated from several of his “ham-cations” from 4X, EI, GI and EA8.
Hal has worked in the chemical industry in the Charleston, WV for 38-years. He retired from Bayer CropScience in June of 2011 and took a position with Dow Chemical where he works today as “Work Process Coach” at Dow’s Union Carbide facility in South Charleston. He lives in St. Albans, WV with “Clancy” the DX Wonder Dog,” his 9-year old Cairn Terrier.
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