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Software Engineer WO5T is On the Air: Contests, DXpeditions and POTA

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W1DED, Jun 27, 2024.

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  1. W1DED

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    Sam Mauldin, WO5T, is a young and accomplished ham radio operator who has rapidly ascended in the hobby since getting licensed in 2022. In this interview, Sam shares his journey, from his initial interest sparked by family tradition and friends, to his extensive involvement in Parks on the Air (POTA) and contesting. He discusses his equipment preferences, including his go-to KX2 transceiver and DX Commander vertical antenna, and the unique challenges of operating portable and in contests.

    Sam's experiences range from setting up in parks to participating in multi-single DX operations, including a significant trip to Bonaire. He emphasizes the importance of preparation, adaptability, and community support in ham radio. As a software engineer, Sam also touches on how new technologies might shape the future of the hobby while expressing his preference for its traditional aspects. This engaging conversation highlights Sam's achievements and provides valuable insights for both new and veteran ham radio operators, inspiring listeners to explore the diverse and dynamic world of amateur radio.

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  2. KI5UXW

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    Glad to see Sam is getting the recognition he deserves!
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  3. K9EI

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    I was lucky to meet and hang out with Sam at Dayton this year. A super skilled op! CTU was fun.

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  4. K3FBR

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    Sam is probably half my age but he's been an elmer to me over the last 6 months that I've been learning CW and ham radio. He's always friendly and has helped answer tons of my silly questions and helped me through some of my early on the air cw qsos! Thanks Sam!
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  5. K5JM

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    That's a lot of fine business!
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  6. K4MSW

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    Sam, you're awesome man. 73 K4MSW
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