Cezar (VE3LYC) is back on the air again, this time from another very rare island group in Nunavut (Kitikmeot Region), Canada.
The East IOTA Group, NA-208 (CQ Zone 2) has only been on the air once, 15 years ago, and is on the Most Wanted List, in demand by 89% of IOTA chasers.
‘VYØX’ had very good signals on 20 & 30M yesterday and of course this came with huge pile-ups, callers desperate to get this rare one in their log. Kitikmeot Region is an administrative region of Nunavut Canada. It consists of the southern and eastern parts of Victoria Island with the adjacent part of the mainland as far as the Boothia Peninsula, together with King William Island and the southern portion of Prince of Wales Island. The regional seat is Cambridge Bay (population 1,477).
Kitikmeot is the location of the coldest recorded wind chill in Canada of −78 °C (−108.4 °F)
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.