K6VHP, 'Shally', SK

Discussion in 'Silent Keys / Friends Remembered' started by AD2AM, Jan 12, 2009.

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  1. AD2AM

    AD2AM Ham Member QRZ Page

    For those within driving distance of Eureka, California, there will be a memorial service for Shally at Radio Ranch in Eureka this Sunday, January 18th, 2009.

    Those coming from out of town who perhaps cannot afford reasonable accomodations in the area, please contact me, and I will see about getting folks housed overnight if necessary. I can also tell people where in Eureka NOT to stay if they plan on getting a hotel (not that there are particularly bad hotels in Eureka, just that there are some hotels that are crime hotbeds, from DV to theft and worse, which are best avoided). I am good in the QRZ.com callsign lookup for email.
  2. AD6DX

    AD6DX Ham Member QRZ Page


    Over the last 6 months or so I was just getting to know Shally on 80m in the mornings. What a great guy. I will miss hearing his kind voice of Silken Thunder.
  3. KB6OQJ

    KB6OQJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    '73 Shally

    Shally rejuvenated my KWM-2. I enjoyed my conversations with him. He was instantly like an old friend.

    I was looking forward to meeting him on the air someday.

    Good Bye and God Bless Shally.

    -Wayne, KB6OQJ
  4. AD2AM

    AD2AM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I will post pictures from the memorial service that is tomorrow afternoon as soon as I can process and upload them. It may be a day or two, but I will have them up, for those who are unable to attend but wish they could be there.
  5. AD2AM

    AD2AM Ham Member QRZ Page

  6. W6CHR

    W6CHR Ham Member QRZ Page


    I knew shelly and his dad in the la area. what a loss. i no he is in radio heaven. god bless. W6CHR
  7. KE6SLS

    KE6SLS XML Subscriber QRZ Page


    Thanks for posting the pictures from Radio Ranch. I wish you could have captured the WHOLE radio shack though! I took some pictures of his work bench and the sea of silver mica treasure just beyond the bench. I don't think most folks could ever comprehend how much Shally loved Real Radio and the hams that still use them. . .

    "anything old is good"

  8. WA6Q

    WA6Q Ham Member QRZ Page

    This man will be missed as a true Icon of Amateur Radio. His call sign should be retired and never be reissued. No one could ever take the place of this outstanding individual. I'm proud to have been one of his many friends.

    73 OM ... _._
  9. KB6VWL

    KB6VWL QRZ Member QRZ Page

    K6VHP SK

    I am shocked and saddened to hear of Shally's passing. We hadn't talked in a number of years, but he was one of the kindest and generous people I have ever met. He was my Elmer, my first contact on VHF, HF, CW and on 6M AM. His QSL card (my first) still hangs on my wall today. I still remember the day I first got my amateur radio license and callsign in the mail when I was 18. I drove straight across town to show it to Shally and he lent me my first radio to get on to the air. He was also my first boss when I worked part-time at the original Classic Radio shop in Eureka.

    I was just Googling his call sign, hoping to catch-up with what he was up to, when I ran across this thread. I feel really bad for not trying to get in touch with him again, sooner. My deepest sympathy goes out to his wife and family. Shally was a true "class act", and the greatest amateur radio operator that I have ever had the pleasure to know.

    William "Van" Hefner
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