”Well its getting closer to Christmas…. Got your list sent to Santa already??? Figured out what list you are actually on (Naughty or Nice)????
While surfing the www this am I came upon the blog of Charles M0OXOand found his article on the traditional way of sending QSL cards really interesting.
As you know I prefer the Electronic methods (Logbook of the World and EQSL ) as my favourites for confirming QSOs but the professional way that Charles conducts his services as a QSL manager impresses me greatly. If there were more like him out there making our QSL experience less painful then perhaps more of us would not be doing things the digital way.
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.