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   My ​n​ame ​is Dean. I am a big supporter to the 2nd Amendment. Some of my hobbies include Fishing, Hunting, Traveling, Scuba diving, Amateur radio and camping. I am also a certified NOAA Advanced storm spotter. I subscribe to RadarlabHD by WeatherTap yearly. It gives me the ability to have high resolution and excellent detail of storm cells with level II data. The program is also tied into the storm spotter network which allows me to track other storm spotters in the field and give them the ability to track my movements during the severe weather events. I have traveled to most of the States in the U.S and also visited Honolulu Hawaii twice & Alaska. I have also been to Mexico. I got my first ticket in 1998. I then proceeded to go for the extra class license and had that within a year. I am an Extra class accredited Volunteer Examiner through ARRL & W5YI. I graduated with my associates in Criminal Justice in 2007 from Kaskaskia College in Centralia, IL. My overall GPA i graduated with was a 3.7GPA. I wanted to go into the military but that was not possible due to an eye injury when i was 11 years old. I have no vision in my left eye but have adapted with the issue very well. I was also a volunteer fireman during my high school years and up to 2 years after high school. I attended a police Academy recently but did not continue when I finished due to all the issues Police are dealing with these days and the effects it had taken on me. It was a dream for me to be a Police Officer but the training effects a person in a lot of ways and you have no idea how bad a police officer has it until you go through what they have to do. I commend them for what they have to deal with. I stand behind them all the way and will always lend them a hand anyway i can. I have quite a few pictures on my page showing some of the things i like to do. I have pictures of me Scuba Diving, picture of me showing St.Louis as i am flying overhead on way back from Hawaii, pictures of my Antennas & Equipment, pictures of my recent Deer Antler Mounts, Picture honoring our fallen Officers, and also about the only picture i have of my Grandpa. My Grandpa passed away when i was 5 years old and this was a actual painting/drawing that a artist did of my Grandpa. I also have my Police Academy picture with my fellow Academy classmates. I am in the 3rd row starting at the left. I also have a picture of the Communications room in the Battleship Missourri i got to make contacts from when i visited. I have also added a picture of my biggest Deer/Buck ever killed Oct. 8th 2017. He has 11 points, weighed 227lbs field dressed, and scored 150 7/8 Pope & Young. Also at the bottom of my page is the latest released Amateur Radio Band Plan. I have no HF radio equipment and have no intentions at this time to get any anytime soon. I also have no Antennas up for HF either. If i get HF gear in the future it will be a small compact radio and using a multiband hamstick so i can simplify HF in the mobile and at home. I am not spending big money anymore on it. Just dont have the interest in HF. My only interests are VHF & UHF using Analog & Digital Voice. 


My ham radio gear i own is: 

1. Yaesu FTM400XD 50 Watt Dualband 2m/440 Analog/C4fm Fusion Digital Voice (Base)

2. Whistler TRX-2 Digital Trunking Scanner (Mobile or Base)

3. TYT MD-9600 Version 3 with GPS Dualband 2m/440 Analog/DMR Digital Voice (Mobile or Base)

4. Mirage B-1016G 2m 160 watt Amplifier

My antennas at my station are:

1. Diamond X510HDM 17Ft 2m/440 at 60ft

2. Harvest D130 25-1300MHZ Discone Antenna at 35ft for Whistler TRX-2 Scanner

3. Dualband 5/8 wave 2m/440 magnet mount on air conditioner outside for backup use

My VHF/UHF Dualband Vertical is run with LMR400 coax

My Discone scanner receiving antenna is run with LMR240 Coax

     All my equipment including my house, coax, tower, radios are all grounded to a copper grounding strap that is connected to a 10 foot ground rod. I have a separate 10 foot ground rod for my tower and another 10 foot ground rod outside my shack for my equipment and radios. All coax lines have lightening surge protectors inline. 


Here are some links to some of my favorite sites below:














     I have had the opportunity to talk to the International Space station 3 times and also the Russian space station MIR before they deorbited the station quite awhile back. I also had the opportunity to be the radio operator on the BattleShip Missourri (KH6BB) in Pearl Harbor Hawaii quite awhile back, and work a good friend that is now a silent key back home where i lived in Illinois. I hope to hear you on C4FM System Fusion & DMR digital voice soon. Digital communication is the future of ham radio. The local repeater machines to catch me on is 147.270 & 442.200. They both have a 103.5 PL located in Centralia, IL. Another machine is 146.745 with an 88.5PL located in Vandalia, IL. You may also find me on the 442.925 with a 103.5PL Greenville, IL machine (Analog & C4FM System Fusion Digital Voice. There is also 443.43125 which is also Greenville, IL and that is DMR Digital Voice only. When Severe weather is occurring in our area, the national weather service links up with our machine to acquire weather reports from spotter's and others out in the field. I do not send out QSL cards by mail. If you send one to me, i appreciate it, but i do not have QSL cards to send back. I do however participate in QRZ logbook and EQSL. Everyone have fun with what the hobby has to offer us and stay safe doing it.


Dean Meredith





Odin, Illinois, weather forecast


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KF9L
Latest Contacts for KF9L at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
N1FD 2017-09-17 20M SSB FN42GR09 United States NASHUA AREA RADIO CLUB
W3MKG 2017-09-02 40M SSB EM94oa United States MICHAEL K GREGORY
AE3RM 2017-09-02 20M SSB FM19nd United States RAUL S MIDON
W1ZY 2017-09-01 40M SSB FN30AP23 United States BILL DESJARDINS
VE7MTW 2017-08-30 17M SSB CN79ju Canada John W Wood
NY2PO 2017-08-25 17M SSB FN21ol United States Patrick J Cahill
KK4RZV 2017-08-25 40M SSB EM74ub United States James L Hayes
K2LIM 2017-07-16 2M SSB FN12mg United States LIM Amateur Radio Group
W4GRW 2017-07-16 2M SSB EM95nf United States WILLIAM V FISHER
KG5IEE 2017-07-08 6M SSB EM12GP88 United States RANDAL L MAYS
K0KKO 2017-07-07 6M SSB EM48vo United States MATT J DE LA HUNT
DL1NKS 2017-07-06 20M SSB JN49qp Germany Stefan Klein
K2G 2017-07-05 40M SSB United States 13 Colonies Special Event Station

Book Totals: 365 qso's   206 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Award#3186
Granted: 2017-06-08 16:36:02   (KF9L)

United States Counties Award#6705
Granted: 2017-06-08 15:08:03   (KF9L)

  • 100 Counties Mixed
World Continents Award#17574
Granted: 2017-05-28 14:24:02   (KF9L)

Grid Squared Award#16028
Granted: 2017-05-15 16:08:02   (KF9L)

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