”The European PSK Club has the honour to invite the radio amateurs all over the world to participate in the UK DX BPSK63 Contest 2013. The objective of the contest is to establish as many BPSK63 contacts as possible between radio amateurs around the world and radio amateurs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland including all the British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies.
Everybody can work everybody for QSO and multiplier credit. Since this year this contest is handled completely by the European PSK Club. We would like to invite you to take part in the contest, the rules and other information can be found at www.eupsk.com website.
It is strictly a BPSK63 contest now, no other modes are allowed so please check the rules as there are other important changes.
Please mark your diaries! The new-style contest starts at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 12th January, 2013 and ends at 11:59 UTC on Sunday 13th January, 2013. All the very best to all of you and see you in the UK DX BPSK63 Contest 2013! – EPC Committee.”
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.