Dindo (DU1UD) is now in Zamboanga City waiting for appropriate transportation to Jolo Sulu (IOTA OC-119 Group Name: Jolo Group & claimed by: 11.8% of participants).
He will arrive on Jolo Sulu sometime in the next two weeks and is there as part of a work maintenance crew. He will be qrv on HF using vertical antennas, a K3 and KPA500 PA.
Operations will be sporadic, in between work commitments and at this stage there is no date for him being qrt. He could be on Jolo Sulu for several weeks possibly a month. His location is sensitive and therefore it not appropriate to have an operating schedule.
He will try to benefit all continents dependent on propagation during the times he has available.
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.