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ARRL Bulletin 22 ARLB022
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT July 2, 2015
To all radio amateurs
SB QST ARL ARLB022
ARLB022 Phillip Groves, N8SFO, Named as West Virginia Section
Phillip Groves, N8SFO, has been appointed as ARRL West Virginia
Section Manager. Groves, of Beckley, succeeds the late Charles
Hardy, WV8CH, of Fayetteville, who died on June 14, apparently as
the result of accidental electrocution while working on an antenna
at his home.
'This position will present me with new opportunities to further
promote Amateur Radio participation and membership for radio clubs,'
Groves told ARRL Headquarters.
Field Services and Radiosport Manager Dave Patton, NN1N, made the
appointment, effective on June 30, after consulting with Roanoke
Division Director Jim Boehner, N2ZZ, and Roanoke Division Vice
Director Bill Morine, N2COP.
Groves, 56, has been a radio amateur since 1991 and is active within
the ARRL National Traffic System (NTS) as net control station for
the West Virginia Mid-Day Net and the NTS Eighth Region Net, and, as
needed assists with the Eastern Area Net. He is a member of the
Plateau Amateur Radio Association and the 8 Rivers Amateur Radio
He was employed as an underground coal miner from 1977 until 1985,
when he began work as a project manager-commercial contractor. He is
now retired. When not hamming, he enjoys hunting and fishing,
gardening, and road trips with his wife.
Groves will serve the remainder of the current term, which extends
until September 30, 2017.
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