Andorra Algeria Argentina 50 Aruba Australia 58 Austria 223 Belarus 27 Belgium 329 Barbados Bosnia Herzegovenia 16 Brazil 96 Bulgaria 109 Canada 103 Chile 3 China 12 Colombia 4 Costa Rica Croatia 156 Cuba 3 Cyprus 7 Czech Republic 516 Denmark 55 Dominican Republic Ecuador 1 Estonia 18 Faroe Islands Falkland Islands Finland 202 France 510 Germany 2,588 Georgia Greece 99 Hong Kong 1 Hungary 272 Iceland 2 India 6 Indonesia 4 Italy 1,356 Ireland 17 Israel 14 Japan 4,796 Jordan Kazakhstan 20 Kyrgystan Kuwait 5 Latvia 54 Lebanon Liechtenstein 2 Lithuania 38 Luxembourg 9 Macau Macedonia 5 Malta 1 Malaysia 7 Mexico 4 Moldova 10 Monaco 2 Netherlands 367 New Caledonia 1 New Zealand 34 Norway 63 Oman Panama Paraguay 2 Peru Philippines Poland 657 Portugal 78 Qatar 1 Romania 80 Russian Fed 1,370 Serbia 70 Singapore 3 Slovenia 186 Slovakia 212 South Africa 14 South Korea 21 Spain 602 Sri Lanka Sweden 160 Switzerland 99 Taiwan 8 Thailand 20 Tunisia Turkey 9
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.