MC0SHL – StrumbleHead Group update….


Well where have the MC0SHL Team been of late? Would it be true to say we have been quiet since Ramsey Island in July? Not really! This update from our fellow Member Chris G1VDP;

Well we have been a little quiet here at the Strumble Head DX & Contest Group, although we have all been busy with daily life.

Tim M0URX and Charles M0OXO are busy with the 4W6A QSLing & V55A and are awaiting the cards from the printers – hopefully within the next week so they can be posted out and then the mammoth task of the T32C Qsl Cards for the 210,000 they worked will be on the horizon, busy times!

Ant MW0JZE has been inundated with requests for Hexbeams after the success of the antenna on the 4W6A expedition, and as he only builds them to order he now has a nice waiting list. He also had a go in the CQWW Phone contest on 10M, again using his Hexbeam only.

Tony G4LDL has also been busy with his duties following the trip to T32C with the FSDXA team, again I understand he has been on QSLing duties as part of the team.

Rob MW0RLJ has been busy with is work on the farm, carrying out maintenance around the fences and along with getting the fields ready for next years crops he has been re-vamping the Club Shack!

Chris G1VDP has started a job where he works funny hours, starting at 01:00 and finish at 12:00. This is no good for DXing as he is away in the mornings for the Pacific openings, and asleep in the afternoons for the Carribean, South, Central and North American openings.

Oli’s VK8DX is still down in Australia and is busy in his work down there. mc0shl_logo

And finally Villiam OM3AAO has been busy with his holiday cottage business in Slovakia. He also entered the CQWW Phone contest from his home station and was heard by all the other guys making at least one QSO with us all.

The boys are also planning to gather at the farm for New Year, or as many as can get there will. They will also have their wives and partners with them so it may be that they do not get on the air as this is going to be a social gathering for the families, and as usual photo’s will follow.

One final thing. SHDXCG is a closed club and we do not accept new members unless invited in to the group, so any of you who try to join on CLUB LOG will not be accepted!!!!!

Thanks to Chris G1VDP for the update!

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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.