The 10th Antarctic Activity Week ended earlier this week and GB0ANT went silent for the remainder of 2013.
It was a good event. Propagation was noticeably down and DX in the log a lot less than last year although there were good runs into NA West Coast several times but the Pacific DX was definately lacking.
Qso’s for GB0ANT in 2012’s event were 2493 and in 2013 a little less with 2346 qso’s being logged. Thanks to everyone that worked us this year, we look foreward to next year and maybe better propagation, who knows!
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.