Dindo DU1UD has informed me that he now has the Licences issued allowing him to operate from both Tawi-Tawi and Cagayan De Sulu Island in the Philippines.
The Licences allow him to operate from either Island at any time during 2018 and he will use the Callsign DX8TT for OC-174 and DX8MAP for OC-105, Callsigns specially issued for this DXpedition.
Due to Dindo’s work comitments, the activations usually take place at very short notice, usually only a few days so please keep an eye on this Blog and/or Facebook for further information of when these exciting activations will take place.
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.