Listen out for both the New Zealand Team who will be activating the special event callsign of ZM9ØDX & the UK team as GB2NZ in the coming weeks.

Both stations will commemorate early Radio exploration that took place in New Zealand as far back as the 1920’s.

To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the record breaking activities of these early pioneers of Amateur Radio, ZM90DX will be on the air between 1st October 2013 and 31st October 2014 on all bands 1.8 MHz to 1.2 GHz (and beyond) in all modes and GB2NZ 5th – 25th October 2013.90yrs Kiwi dx

Activated by the Kiwi DX Group and several UK operators, an informal group of DXers and contest enthusiasts, ZM90DX will be used around New Zealand. Not only will ZM90DX be active at expected times and on expected bands, but in the spirit of those early pioneers the ZM90DX operators will also be calling CQ on bands and in directions one may not necessarily expect with the intention of exploring the boundaries of radio propagation. See the websites of the New Zealand and the UK special event stations here

Special commemorative Qsl’s will be available via MØOXO OQRS


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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.