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Sean

About Sean

I'm Sean KD5COL. I'm an active amateur radio operator and hold my General class license. I enjoy many aspects of amateur radio but my favorite aspects are chasing DX, working special event stations, and building my own wire antennas.

2 meters capability

I got around to installing my Yaesu FTM-3100 2 meter mobile radio in my shack. Thanks to help from my dad, KD7SXQ, we were able to get my ol’ reliable 2 meter J-pole installed on the outer wall of my … Continue reading

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Tennessee QSO Party on 9/1

I will be on the air for the Tennessee QSO party starting at 2 PM Eastern on Sunday, September 1. I’ll be hanging around on 20 meters during the day and 40 or 80 meters at night. If you work … Continue reading

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New log upload

I just uploaded my logs for July and August to LotW, QRZ.com, ClubLog, and eQSL.

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Still busy

I’ve not been on the air much due to a lot of traveling for my work. This next month promises to be quite busy with interstate travel three weeks out of four. I am hoping to get back on the … Continue reading

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Off the air for a while

I’ve been quite busy with work and home life and haven’t had time to get on the air. I’m hoping I’ll be around this weekend…

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13 Colonies clean sweep

After some rather rough operating conditions concerning propagation, weather, and just plain rude amateur radio operators, I completed my “clean sweep” with K2J this morning. I did work WM3PEN last night on 80 meters, complete with static crashes, but the … Continue reading

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Good weekend for DX

I had a fun weekend on the air. I successfully worked six of the 13 Colonies stations and then this morning before work, I worked a seventh. I’m hopefully on my way to a clean sweep.

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A good night

I didn’t do a lot of DX tonight but I did contact KA0BOJ in Raymond, Nebraska, at the Branching Oak Observatory. In 20 years of being a ham, this was my first NE contact. That was fun though I did … Continue reading

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Ever- changing bands

The past few days, I’ve come home from work and stopped by in the shack to take a listen to what I can hear on the air. I wound up working Canada, Grenada, and Northern Ireland (the last two being … Continue reading

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Field Day 2018

This year was the first year that I actually accomplished something on Field Day.  I decided to work Field Day at home and not visit any sites this year.  With the amount of driving I’m doing a month (well over … Continue reading

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