VY0ERC Ellesmere Island (NA-008)

VE1RUS, Alex, and VE3KTB, Pierre, are heading back to the PEARL lab near Eureka on Ellesmere Island (NA-008), Nunavut, Canada. On the first of next month Alex is expected to arrive at the VY0ERC station in CQ Zone 2. It may take a day or two before he gets on the air. Pierre will be arriving on February 21st. Operations will go through March 28th.

Listen for VY0ERC during the ARRL DX CW, ARRL DX SSB, CQ WW WPX RTTY and possibly the beginning of the CQ WW WPX SSB Contests. The station consists of a TS-480HX and KW using an R5 vertical (20-10 Meters), Moxon on 20 Meters and a 33 foot tall vertical for 40 Meters. They also expect to be QRV on FM and linear satellites. Activity will be mostly on 40 and 20 meters on SSB, RTTY, CW and FT8.


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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.