The members of 1st Winter Over Team at new and most advanced Indian Research Base “Bharati”, East Antarctica are now eagerly waiting for return voyage after successful completion of all assigned task.
The 13 members outgoing Team tested all the new installation, facilities, processes and technology under the leadership of Dr. Rupesh M. Das.
Apart from this, some scientific activities in the field of Geomagnetism and Space –weather were also conducted to investigate the response of Polar region space environment system during the adverse space weather phenomenon.
Also, the station is well connected with the world wide HAM community and the credit goes to Antarctic and HAM veteran operator VU3BPZ.
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.