An impromtu mailing session over the weekend took place chez G3NUG!
Whilst attending the CDXC (Chiltern DX Club) Summer Social/AGM in Leominster I took the opportunity to get rid of a few Qsl cards to various people attending including Michael G7VJR (left) and Tim M0URX (right).
Just over 7Kilo of outgoing cards were left with Tim for onward mailing direct to World Bureaux (not via the RSGB) via our Royal Mail mailing contract and also a few incoming cards for Michael G7VJR were included in the mailing session. I have approx 1 Kilo to send to RSGB Bureau (all for ‘G’ stations) and 2 Kilo that need mailing to Japan which will go later this week once D44TWO cards are mailed (see previous blog entry).
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.