Well the band conditions have been so good that we have decided to stay at the Clubhouse in GW for a few more days, intending to travel home maybe Monday.
Conditions on 12 and 10m here having been unreal. Tim M0URX and I have logged well over 1000 q’s in the sporadic operating over the last few days and probably 900 of those have been into NA.
We almost worked all States on each band but missed out on HI and the two Alaskan stations we worked turned out to be in a different area than the Callsign showed ;-( When 12m actually did close around 2030utc we took time out for a few beers with Stuie VK8NSB joining in the fun on SKYPE.
Ah well, there is always today….and tomorrow…..
Logs are already uploaded to LOTW (thanks Chris G1VDP) so the many people that thanked us for the new slot on 12 & 10 should already have it confirmed.
****had another good run on 40m this afternoon/evening and log for this latest visit now ended with 1740 qso’s logged. Thanks to all that worked us this weekend…. I will be back as MC0SHL in a few weeks!
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.