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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Jake Harvey (N4JH)

Friday, Aug. 29, 2003

Shortly after I got my first license, I met Jake on 10 meters. He lived a couple of blocks away. He "Elmered" me and I learned much from him. We each moved, but kept in touch. After he finally retired (no, REALLY retired this time) he travelled with wife Marie (N3MH) and sent emails of the exploits complete with photos. His memorial service at the Arlington National Cemetary was one of the most beautiful and fitting ceremonies I've ever seen. I miss him greatly. Amateur radio lost a tremendous ambassador. 73, de N4WQH

Contributed by: Michael Clark (N4WQH)

I first got my license in 1991 and jumped into Packet radio. My call then was KD4IMR, and Jake was a big MIR worker. He made a contact with me via my packet mailbox on an old PK-88 and mistook my call as a MIR instead of IMR, it was kinda funny once he realized what had happened. Anyway that packet contact lead to me learning more about ham radio than I would ever have learned on my own. Jake introduced me to many hams around the Va Beach area. I have been trying to find Jake for several years but his call had been given to a man in Alabama and I was running into dead ends. I'm glad I finally found him, but sorry for the loss amateur radio has suffered. I know its 6 years to late now but thanks again for everything you did for our hobbie and for me.

Contributed by: Cly White (N4CLY)

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