”Two years planning. Best Team. Two camps. 20 antennas. Eight radios. CW, SSB and FT8”
With all the best operators in the World we can not do it without your support. We are ready to operate almost 24/7 and will do our best to give you a chanse to make that ATNO or band-slot contact. We are planning to be on every band possible to make that happen.
The Operation will be conducted from the Chatham Bay. First CW and SSB camp will be located on top of the hill. Open to almost 360 degrees around. Three element RR-33 antennas with 13m masts, Four Square antennas for 40 and 30 meters bands, Verticals for 80 and 160.
Second camp will be located next to the water, right at the shore. All VDA and Vertical antennas for FT8. Clear direction pass to EU & US & JA.
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.