9N7MD Dxpedition growing close…


This received from and on behalf of the team;

Less than 24 hours before the take off. The team is in a very good mood and the “reconnaissance patrol” (XE1L) sent good news from Nepal. The weather is warm and clear and the early tests show good signals incoming to our location. Sunspot figures are even better and we are really confident to have the bands in excellent shape for DXing! Check the propagation charts (http://www.mdxc.org/nepal2011/propagation) by IK8LOV to find your window.

A great job has been made by our members in Kathmandu with the officers of the Communications Ministry to clear all the necessary steps to get the licence: for the first time in Nepal’s history we will have a multi-operator licence to operate on ALL the HF ham bands. But greater news arrived in the very last hours: for the first time in history we will have the official permission to use the 6 meters band from Nepal, without restrictions! This will fulfill all the DXCC requirements for a top wanted country in the magic band!

As we already have team mates in Nepal right now, the main group will land in Kathmandu on Sunday evening. The last member to join will be Adhi YB3MM, arriving the 14th November. Since it’s impossible to
announce a start time, we hope to be on the air as quick as we can. Once our stations will be QRV, they will be populated immediately by enthusiast operators to spread out the pile-up and ready to give a
chance to work Nepal in your missing slot. Don’t forget the Nine-November Trophy, indeed!

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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.