VK9XI OC-002 & VK9CI OC-003


Chris VK3FY, Lee VK3GK, & Tony VK3TZ will be active from both Christmas Island (IOTA OC-002) as VK9XI and Cocos Keeling Island (IOTA OC-003) as VK9CI in October 2017. The tentative dates are as follows;

Christmas Island between 2nd & 10th October (which coincides with Oceania SSB Contest) and Cocos Keeling Island between the 10th – 17th October (coinciding with the Oceania CW Contest).

They hope to have 2 stations with amplifiers (K3 and KPA500). Ant: 160m/80m/40m Verticals, Hexbeam 20m-6m, 20-10m VDA and 80-10 Doublet. RX Loop and Beverages for 160/80m. They will operate on 10m thro 160m with emphasis on the lower bands using SSB, CW & RTTY. There may be some 6m activity, more details as the plans progress.



QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

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Charles M0OXO

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.