Saturday 18th September 2010 will see the Stour Estuary ‘GFF-113’ being activated for the first time. The operators will be Sonia (MØTUL) and Adam (MØGWS) and they will be operating from Wrabness from around 9.30 – 10.00am on 20 and maybe 15m SSB. The Operators will both be using their home callsigns as above.
The Stour Estuary is a nature reserve in Essex, England, east of Colchester on the estuary of the Rive Stour, managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, (RSPB). The estuary is important as a breeding, roosting and wintering site for many waterfowl and other birds, including woodpeckers, Nightingale, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Shelduck, Pintail, Teal, Grey Plover, Redshank, Curlew and Black-tailed Godwit.
Please give Sonia and Adam a call and we wish them well with their first WFF activation!
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.