The ZL9HR operation will be delayed due to bad weather in the southern ocean. They at anchor south of Stewart Island waiting for the weather to clear. Initially they expected to arrive at Campbell Island on Friday, but the weather giving further problems today.
This latest update this morning; ”We are still at Stewart Island the weather is still bad the waves are 11 meters high. We will be leaving tomorrow morning 29th of November for Campbell Island and hope to be there Saturday morning and start operating late that day”.
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.