Charles was born in the 60’s and has lived all his life in the Coal Mining Town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, Northern England. His parents were all from this area of Yorkshire and his father worked in the main Industry of the local Collieries as a face worker. He has been happily married to his wife Debbie for 25 years and has two children and two grandchildren.
All Amateurs started their hobbies through different veins and Charles was no different. He started in the early 70’s listening to the common Broadcast Stations of the time such as Radio Luxembourg, Caroline, VOA and the other ‘usual suspects’ of that era.
He has been licensed for around 20 years after his interest was re-kindled when he retired from the Police Force The latter few years were spent as Radio Operator in the Force Control Room at Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
He is an active member of the ‘Chiltern DX Club’.
Charles was pleased to be endorsed in the ''Encyclopedia of Ham Radio'' a few Years ago and joined many of the well known Callsigns from Countries World-wide in this amazing production.
IOTA chasing is his passion as regards operating and climbing the ladder to reach Honour Roll status is his main aim. His home life keep his actrivities close to home nowadays but he has activated several UK Islands such as Holy Island (EU-120), Ramsey Island (EU-124), Farnes Islands (EU-109), Caldey island (EU-124) and Les Minquiers Islands (EU-099). He has a couple more pencilled in for 2014/2015. Photo's can be seen in the Gallery or on the My Dxpeditions pages.
Charles spends a lot of time Qrv with the antics of his friends in the Strumble Head Amateur Radio Klub in Pembrokeshire (MC0SHL / MW9W).....S.H.A.R.K.
He still finds time to continue as a member of the Qsl Managers Society, see link or email him (details above) should you require the services of a Manager ( http://www.qsl.net/qslmanagers)
He is also kept very busy as the UK/European contact for UX5UO Qsl Card Printers and working on behalf of Gennady and Julia he finds very rewarding (see link on the toolbar).
Now you know a little more about me, I look forward to hearing you on the HF Bands,
Gud DX, 73 and kindest regards,