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West Virginia Section Manager Charles Hardy, WV8CH, SK


ARRL West Virginia Section Manager Charles Hardy, WV8CH  (ex-KD8MOA), of Fayetteville, died June 14, apparently as the result of an accidental electrocution while he was working on an antenna at his home. He was 50 and had been a radio amateur since 2008. 

Hardy became West Virginia SM in October 2013, and he was the only candidate to continue in that position for another 2-year term. He was very active in the National Traffic System (NTS) 8th Region Net and had served as West Virginia Section Traffic Manager since 2012, a post he continued to hold when he became SM. He also was an ARRL Official Observer and had served since 2009 as a District Emergency Coordinator for District 7.

Hardy was the President of the Plateau Amateur Radio Association (PARA) and of the Summit Repeater Association.

Survivors include his wife, Jane, WV8JH.