The VOFLI began operations in 1987 on Long Island, NY. using 100w and described itself as a politically conservative pirate supporting such causes as the Nicaraguan Freedom Fighters and the Afghan Freedom Fighters. Though conservatively focused, the VOFLI also played pop music at times and took live phone calls from DXers. The station’s op went by the handle of “The General” and was a licensed 21 year old ham radio operator during the time of the VOFLI. Interestingly, some of the early VOFLI QSL cards were the op’s ARRL sanctioned cards with a label simply stuck over the ham’s call letters!