Green Day



(GreenDay 2011 click here)
(GreenDay 2010 see below)

GREEN DAY” 2010 will, for the GFF team come from the Spurn Point Nature Reserve in East Yorkshire, England. It is an all time new activation for WFF with reference ”GFF-111”. Callsign will be ‘MØOXO’.
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Spurn Point (or Spurn Head as it is also known) is a narrow sand spit on the tip of the coast of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England that reaches into the North Sea and forms the north bank of the mouth of the Humber estuary.

It is over 3 miles (4.8Km) long, almost half the width of the estuary at that point, and as little as 5 yards (4-6M) wide in places.

The southernmost tip is known as Spurn Head or Spurn Point and is the home to an RNLI lifeboat station and disused lighthouse.

Spurn’s fragile but unique location means that there are many different communities of plants living side by side. Many of the plants at Spurn have adapted to live in this quite hostile environment. The island’s sand dunes are a good place to find Sea Buckthorn and Marram Grass, species which help to stabilise and bind the dunes together through their root systems. You can also find Sea Holly which grows on dunes especially where the sand is moving around – these are plants designed to retain moisture.

The island is on a north-south-east-west axis for passing birds, resulting in some real oddities that land on Spurn out of the blue. In August and September bird watchers can spot Wheatear, Whinchat, Redstart, and Spotted Flycatchers. Many wading birds like to feed on the mudflats, where they probe for worms and other creatures. Look out for Dunlin, Redshank and Curlews.

Spurn Point Qso information

LAT : 53.34.31 N

LNG : 0.06.33 E


NGR : TA 41153 11282

WAB : TA-41

Lighthouses :

Spurn Head (old) : A2424X

Spurn Head (high) : A2424Y

Spurn Head (low) : A2425X



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Charles M0OXO

I was born in the 1960’s and have lived all my life in the Coal Mining Town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, Northern England. My parents were all from this area of Yorkshire and my father worked in the main Industry of the local Collieries as a face worker. I have been married to my wife Debbie for 35+ years and we have two children and two grandchildren.

I have been licensed for around 20 years after my interest was re-kindled when I retired from my role as a Police Officer within South Yorkshire Police Force. The latter few years were spent as Radio Operator in the Force Operations Control Room at Sheffield, before my career ended.

IOTA chasing is (and always has been) my real passion, as climbing the ladder to reach Honour Roll status was always my main aim. The 1000 Islands Trophy is still out of reach but I am heading in the right direction. I am currently a Board Member of IOTA Ltd and IREF.

In my free time I am a keen Photographer of Wildlife, Aviation, (anything really) but the QSL Manager role is my main passion within Ham Radio.