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Todd David Olsen

Plantsville 064791529
United States, CT

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Last update:2018-09-14 21:59:44
Main prefix:K
Class:Amateur Extra
Federal state:CT
US county:Hartford
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:5…
ULS record:235508

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Last update:2017-01-09 01:14:17
Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:YES


Hi. My name is Todd David Olsen, "The Night Owl", "Grasshopper", K1TDO.

I passed my Amateur Extra Class license exam on March 20th, 2016. I am now an Amateur Extra Class licensed operator. I became a member of the Meriden Amateur Radio Club when I lived at my parents house in Cheshire, CT USA. My Ten-Ten # is 72725. I was awarded Ham of the Year by the Meriden Amateur Radio Club in 2012. I am a Primary Net Control Station for the Meriden Amateur Radio Club on the 147.360 MHZ repeater +600 KHZ on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 PM local time. Then I moved to Pulaski Terrace in Plantsville, CT USA and sold all of my equipment except for my Bencher CW paddle and an MFJ 259B HF/VHF antenna analyzer.

I became a member of the Southington Amateur Radio Association shortly after moving to Plantsville. I am now a Primary Net Control Station for the Southington Amateur Radio Association on the KB1AEV linked repeater system on Wednesday evenings at 8:45 PM local time (except when the club has a meeting on the last Wednesday of the month).

I sold my Kenwood TS-940S and on February 8, 2017 I purchased myself a Yaesu FT-450D from Gigaparts dot com. I also own and operate a Yaesu FT-7900R and an Icom IC-2200H and a BTECH UV-5X3 tri-bander HT. The G5RV antenna I had at my parents house in Cheshire, CT really liked 20 Meters so I spent most of my time making contacts there but my Rocket 88 antenna here in Plantsville, CT really likes 40 Meters so I now spend most of my time there. I like to go on 80 Meters at night and listen to the rag chewers. I also like to listen to the SkyWarn Nets during snow storms in the Winter.

My Rocket 88 antenna for 6 - 80 Meters came down a week before Field Day weekend of 2017 after a rope snapped in a storm. I bought myself a new end fed antenna made by My Antennas dot com with a 9:1 unun and 53 feet of wire for 6 - 160 Meters. We built an ugly balun with 21 feet of RG-58 coax cable with help from WA1JKR, N1UIR and KB1TBL for my new antenna and put two ferrite bead RF chokes on the radio end of my new run of 160 feet of RG-58 coax cable for 160 Meter use. My new end fed antenna went up into the trees on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. I am now back on the air on HF!!

I'd like to thank:

W1KKF for the arrows.

N1GNV, KA1VT, and AA1CT for helping me pass the Amateur Extra Class license exam.

KC1SA for the FEMA IS 100, 200, 700 and 800 study guide.

WA1JKR for making me feel "at home" in Southington and for fixing things that I blow.

KB1FYL for being Bobcat, for the Kenwood TS-940S, the batteries and power poles.

K1SEZ for helping me with my Microham USB III computer interface and DX Lab Suite.

WA1TRY for fixing my PC's and for connecting my radio to my computer with Ham Radio Deluxe.

N1ZN for always having a Jeopardy question on my Meriden ARC 2M FM Net.

and The Southington Housing Authority for giving me permission to have antennas here at Pulaski Terrace.

I worked 23 countries and 16 states between 1999 and 2009 when I lived in Cheshire.

I worked 33 countries and 27 states to date.
I have 24 countries and 22 states confirmed to date.

If you contacted me between 1999 and 2009 please QSL by eQSL or send a QSL card by Snail Mail Direct or Buro...thanks.

Other interests and accomplishments:

I took Martial Arts for 20 years. I am a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do and a 1st Degree Black Belt in Kun Tao under Master Eric Breuer. I am currently studying Tang Soo Do at Valentin Karate. I am the author of "Way of Symmetry." I am a weather geek. I am a UCONN Huskies women's Basketball fan. I am an Audio Engineer, a Music Producer and a Musician. I am the owner of Silent Flute Productions recording studio. I play a drum. I am a member of the music duo Bobcat and The Night Owl.

I became a member of The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) in 2006. I love to listen to Classic Rock music. I am a computer geek.


Worked DXCCs:


I own and operate an Icom IC-2200H 2M FM transceiver. I have a Comet GP-1 ground plane antenna for 2M / 70CM on the roof of my apartment. I also own and operate a Yaesu FT-7900R dual band transceiver for 2M / 70CM and a BTECH UV-5X3 tri-bander HT. I have an end fed antenna with a 9:1 unun and 53 feet of wire for 6M - 160M. I now own and operate a Yaesu FT-450D for HF / 6M.

QRZCQ Awards

ITU 10
CQ 10

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