Well, after a few months trying, South Sudan isfinally in the log today for DXCC #316.
Z81Z was on 10M CW for several hours today and with band conditions being pretty good, he had a huge pile up. He wasn’t too strong either so i tried several times over his session before his signal (and mine!) were both good enough to get the contact after 2 hours.
South Sudan is officially The Republic of South Sudan previously known as Southern Sudan, is a landlocked country in east-central Africathat is part of the United Nations subregion of Eastern Africa.
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.