Please note that from immediate effect the Qsl route for C6ATS, 9H5G & KK4OYJ has changed from Buzz NI5DX to Charles M0OXO.
9H5G is the usual Callsign for John when at home in Malta but C6ATS is frequently used on IOTA activations of NA-001, NA-048, NA-054 & NA-113 when John is in the Bahamas.
M0OXO OQRS is now open for the above callsigns but please note, Direct routes via Post Mail & OQRS are welcome however, Bureau cards must ONLY be requested via OQRS, incoming bureau cards are not required and will not be received
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.