ZM90DX is a special event station celebrating 90 years of DX in ZL.
Great news from the team in that they have now passed the 50,000 qso mark and still have around 6 months of the event still to run.
”1923 and 1924 marked the zenith of long distance communication records and which culminated on the 18th of October 1924 with the First Trans-Global radio contact. Between 0615 and 0730 UTC Frank Bell (a sheep farmer) Z4AA (ZL4AA) in Shag Valley Otago New Zealand and Cecil Goyder (an 18 year old student) at Mill Hill School in London using the school callsign G2SZ communicated on the 90 metre band”.
Thanks to all that have supported and worked the station so far.
A beautiful Award is available for contacts wmade with ZM90DX and the special Callsign will run until October 31, 2014, See their website for more information http://www.zm90dx.com/.
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.