I just learned that Dean Manley, KH6B became a Silent Key a few months ago. Dean was an avid QRPer and was my first confirmed 5W contact with KH6. In fact, he’s in my log about a dozen times, often during a Spartan Sprint. It was my good fortune to spend time with Dean during a couple of FDIM events in Dayton over the years. He was genuinely a good guy with a reliable QRP CW signal from Hawaii. Rest in peace and aloha my friend.

Dean W. Manley, 89, of Hilo died October 22nd at home. Born in Michigan, he was a retired machinist/electrical technician for the Hawaii Tribune-Herald. He had a passion for ham radio (Call sign KH6B) and was a member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the Hawaii QRP Club, and the Hilo Amateur Radio Club.