Huge pile-ups today on several bands as ZL8Xmade their first full day on the air. I was pleased to break the 20M CW pile up for an all time new one but not hearing them too well on SSB.
Anvil-shaped Raoul Island (Sunday Island), the largest and northernmost of the main Kermadec Islands, (located at 29°15’S 177°55’W, 900 km SSW of ‘Ata Island of Tonga and 1100 km NNE of New Zealand’s North Island), has been the source of vigorous volcanic activity during the past several thousand years that was dominated by dacitic explosive eruptions.
The area of the island, including fringing islets and rocks mainly in the northeast, but also a few smaller ones in the southeast, is 29.38 km². The highest elevation is Moumoukai peak, at an elevation of 516 m.
The Operation is set to last until December 5th. See their website here. Good luck!
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.