Grays Harbor Amateur Radio Club / W7ZA

How we Started

Grays Harbor Amateur Radio Club (GHARC) started in April 1954. Dr. Charles Gibson (W7ROH) suggested to several HAM friends that they contact as many "HAMs" as possible with the intention of calling a meeting to discuss the formation of a radio club.

Charley, as he was known on the radio, was a Chiropractor, and had an office at 521 West Wishkah street in Aberdeen, Washington. The group had no place to meet so Charley invited them to use his office. The Red Lion Motel now stands on the property where Charlie's office was located.

Charley is considered the founder of the club and had the distinction of being it's first President. Ernie Mcgee (W7ZA), Jim Mcfeely (W7BZP), and Jack Moore (W7CPE) were very instrumental in helping to organize the club.


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