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Past Sacramento Valley SCM, Santa Clara Valley SM, Pacific Vice Director Jettie B. Hill, W6RFF, SK

10/01/2014

Long-time ARRL Field Organization volunteer Jettie B. Hill, W6RFF, of Roseville, California, died September 21. He was 93. An ARRL Life Member, Hill served as ARRL Santa Clara Valley Section Communications Manager (later “Section Manager”) from 1978 until 1982. He was the ARRL Pacific Division Vice Director in 1982 and 1983. Following his retirement in 1984, he relocated to Roseville and subsequently served as Sacramento Valley Section Manager from 1989 until 2000 and again from 2002 until 2006.

First licensed in 1938 in Eureka, California, Hill moved to the San Francisco Bay area after graduating from high school. He served in the US Army as a radiotelegraph operator at the Presidio during World War II. Subsequently he served in the US Navy (1944-1946 and 1950-1951).

Hill graduated from San Jose State University and was employed by United Airlines, Itek, Stanford Research Institute, Illumitronic Engineering, National Semiconductor and other firms.

He was a member of the Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club. A serious DXer and CW operator, he was on the DXCC Honor Roll with 340 DXCC entities confirmed. He also had earned WAZ and 7-Band DXCC.

 

 



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