VK5CWL Qrv Kangaroo Island OC-139


VK5CWL commenced operations from Kangaroo island (IOTA OC-139) this morning as part of the International Lighthouse & Lightship weekend (ILLW).

The main activation isCape Willoughby lighthouse on Kangaroo Island, but the IOTA is also in high demand by IOTA chasers too (including me!).

The call sign was issued in 2013, and this year’s ILLW event ( 2013) will be the first time that this call has been utilised.

VK5CWL will be on air from Friday 16th August 2013 – Monday 19th August, 2013 inclusive and you can read more about their event at http://vk5cwl.weebly.com/index.html

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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.