NH8S Swains Island Qsl arrives


Thanks for the prompt dispatch of the NH8S Qsl cards which arrived in the mail today.

Please to be another DXCC confirmed on paper 😉 Latest info from NH8S;

”Craig and I would like to thank everyone who worked us from Swains.  We made 105,500 qso’s which made a lot of hams happy.  This is not a record but something we and the team are very proud of.  We had a great time but are glad to be back home with our families.

This was truly a remarkable trip in many ways.  We are very proud of our team as they performed remarkably well under unbearable heat.  As you may know by now, it was 125° F on the beach in the sun.  To put up antennas in the loose sand and heat, was quite a challenge.  During the duration of the trip, the crew walked many miles to get to the operating stations four times a day. Then they worked the endless pileups, which can be stressful.  Never did they complain about the job before them, making qso’s in those hot tents.  Every crew member experienced some type of heat reaction at one time or another.  Some members endured other injuries as well, and two were hospitalized, so we had our challenges.  Everyone is home and fine now.”


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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.