Good luck to Louise Simpson M3WSQ who takes part in this Years Paralympic Games in London which starts today.
For Louise, former Member of the Wakefield and District Radio Society, London 2012, it will be Louise’s second Paralympic Games, after she competed as part of the team that came 5th at the Sydney Paralympic Games in 2000. She will be part of ther Womens Goalball Team
Louise has been playing Goalball for around 17 years, after discovering the sport when she attended the RNIB College in Worcester in 1995. She played her first international tournament in Denmark in 1996 and she has been playing for Great Britain ever since.
Of course we wish Louise and all the para-atheletes the best of luck in their events.
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.