Olof G0CKV will again be QRV from Rodrigues as 3B9HA 24th November to 12th December 2016 in particular during the CQWW CW Contest but also focusing on the low bands outside the contest.
From Olof ”Please DO NOT send your cards via the bureau. There was a time when I loved to receive all those cards but there is now not enough time left in my life to collect them. Please use OQRS to request bureau cards.
Apologies for delays in responding to QSL requests. As from October 2016 Charles has kindly offered to help me and the backlog will soon be sorted.”
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.