Today I received this information from Leo YC9MLL;
“I have also bought tickets already for Flores Island IOTA OC-151. I will be on air there most probably on January 18-19 7 21st 2017 and then again on the 22, 24 & 25th January 2017.
I will also be qrv in July 2017 again on the same days 21-22 & 24th.
I will be running 100W mostly on 21 MHz around the IOTA calling freq. or at any clear freq. near it. I will try to operate split for better results. I have also 14MHz segment in Indonesia so I may also try that band and 7MHz also if I have a long bamboo pole available. It was not previously planned to be there but it is a great surprise to be allowed to be back.”
(I am mailing out a 12m Spiderbeam Pole to Leo so I hope this will be better than his ‘bamboo pole’…73 de Charles)
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.