I was pleased to attend Silcoates School (MX0SSW), Wakefield over the weekend where filming was taking place for the Ham Radio Programme The TX Factor.
Over two days of filming, numerous Ham radio topics that involve the School Children Operators were covered in the programme which is likely to be available in September this year. You can see the previous episodes of TX Factor by clicking this link.
Check out the QRZ.Com page for Silcoates School and if you can offer anything of use to this self-funded School Club then please contact their teacher at the School, Mr Nigel Wears M0NJW. We hope you enjoy the production!
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.