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Dan Sheldon (W6WLE)

July 10, 2011

Danny passed away after a brief struggle with cancer. I first met Dan when he was WN6WLE back in 1965. He and I would spend hours talking on 2 meter AM. When we got older, he and I went hilltopping almost every week - always looking for that elusive 2 meter DX. We spent a lot Friday nights and weekends on top of Loma Prieta, Mt. Umunhum, Mt. Hamilton, and a lot of other high places. Dan was seriously into public service and EMCOMM all of his life. Being self employed, he was more available than most people for duty at disasters. I remember his stories about working at the site where a military jet flew into an apartment building near Oakland. He and I worked lots of parades and other events together. Dan and I built a VHF contest station on top of a mountain at his ranch east of San Jose. We had stacked arrays on several bands, and high power on all bands up through 432. We'd be up there every contest, working every station we could find. Many years later, after I had moved to Iowa, Dan made the trip to be my best man at my wedding. It's hard to believe that he's gone.

Contributed by: Bill Osler (K0RGR)

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