May I just remind you that I no longer accept IRC’s.
Soon IRC’s will no longer be able to be cashed in the UK and due to that, prior to the 31st May this year I posted a message on the web page ”How to Qsl” that I would no longer be able to accept them as a method of payment for sending out Direct Qsl requests.
I am still receiving IRC’s at an alarming rate so clearly no-one is taking notice of the information.
Please note that forthwith, I will destroy any IRC’s received as payment for postage costs and the requested Qsl cards WILL BE RETURNED VIA THE BUREAU.
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.