W2RE Bio:

Personal:

In 1988 I became a ham radio operator (KB2FHL) novice! A short time later my girlfriend and now my wife Lori (KB2HZI) joined me. Ham Radio is been a part of my life for 27/yrs. I am currently 50 and semi-retired.

I have been married to my wife Lori since 1991, we have 3 children. All three attended college or finished, Ray Jr. 23. Bobby (KC2UPN) 21 and the youngest Kelly 20. Yes! Its a busy home!. My wife is a nurse in Westchester Co NY and the best spouse I could ever want, she even climbs towers and builds antennas!! I am truly blessed. I recently retired/resigned (2013) after being employed by Pepsi for 28+ years, I was the Chief Shop Steward (teamsters local 445, 812) of a 100+ man shop for over 20/yrs, acting as steward (lawyer) was a very valuable teaching moment in my life even though it was a thankless job, it taught me the values I have today dealing with people and business.

W2RE:

In 1996, I received the call W2RE  (Vanity). I built a winning station in Blueberry, NY, which is my main residence today. I won many DX SSB contests USA entering SOA from this station while it was active between 1996-2008. Now its dedicated primarily for Remoting. At this location is two towers on a 1300′ ridge in the Hudson Valley.

In 2010, I bought and built my dream vacation/contest home in the northern catskill mountains (NNY), about 2/hrs north (100 miles) of my primary residence. Perfect qth on a hill top @ 2100ft ASL with 20+ acres with a 360 degree drop off in all directions!  Sitting at 2100ft ASL with total privacy and a very low noise floor make this station a pleasure to operate DX and participate in contesting. Today, Im still at awe every time I visit the location which these days are not very often with my busy schedule. After spending, (my life savings), and winning a few radio contests between 2010-2014, this station and investment is now on a remote service called RemoteHamRadio.com.

Business:

Currently, I am the CEO of Hudson Valley Towers Inc and COO of RemoteHamRadio.com. I am co-partners with Lee Imber Imber WW2DX in both these ventures, Rockwell Shrock WW1X is the CTO and a partner in RemoteHamRadio venture. Both Lee and Rock are very talented individuals and Im truly blessed to be in business with them. To the contrary, We do not have investors, all the infrastructure of RHR was funded by blood, sweat and tears from the HVT business between 2008-2013 and reinvestment from RHR between 2012 – current. The RHR team goal is a commitment to reinvest in the RHR business by securing the best possible land to build and maintain sites throughout the USA, which as of today consist of 50+ radio towers and over 300 antennas. We will continue the success of HVT and RHR by expanding throughout innovation. Stay tuned! 🙂

Update:

In 2015, the RHR team purchased a 60+ acre farm house on the Atlantic Ocean in the most northeast corner in the Maine (USA). We currently have the first 100′ tower in the air, but this is only the start. After the completion of the station build which is long term, we feel confident and maybe a little cocky that this will be the contest station that all others measure station performance in the USA.

Thanks for reading my Bio! Hope to hear you in the Pileups!

Ray Higgins W2RE

8 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello Ray,

    I love your web site. Congrats on the new stn, and good luck with it in the future. What a great QTH, and XYL to go along with it. How ever did you convince her to build your desk and drive that 4X4!!!

    Tnx for the QSO in SS CW. I was QRV from Dickinson, ND, and it was great to work both you and K2NNY from the NNY section.

    73, George, K5KG
    Sarasota, FL

  2. Hi George,

    Thanks!
    Thanks for the qso from ND. Its great to hear you on the band.
    Its going to be fun to operate from NNY!
    73, Ray W2RE

  3. Hi Ray
    Thank you for nice QSO on 10m at 13.11.2011. Great Web-site and antennas.
    Hope to heard you soon again

    Best 73 de LA5HX, Drammen, Norway

  4. Ray

    I look forward to visit and help in looking after your great contribution to Amateur Radio.

    I am 5 miles from the Summit NY Site.

    It will be a great honor to transmit thru the 8877’s and other station equipment at —–Summit- QTH

    ALL FB UP HR OM

    DE KA2Atm/Craig/Summit NY USA

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