JW0W Prins Karls Forland Island

A Team of 5-6 operators from LA will activate Prins Karls Forland island which is part of EU-063 Svalbard’s Coastal Islands in July 2021 (20 yrs since this island was activated). One week tent and generator trip.

Activity July 21/7 to 26/7

Band: Focus on 40/30/20meter but also other band if propagation allows.

Participation in RSGB IOTA contest. Operators: LB1QI, LB2HG, LA7GIA, LA7QIA, LA8OM

Outside contest focus will be NA/Asia. VDA antennas and verticals next to saltwater, 1 kW amplifiers.

Radio: Elecraft K3, Kx3, TS590.  Amplifier: Expert 1.3 and Juma 1000

Donations appreciated via jw0wpk@gmail.com

QSL via Charles M0OXO OQRS Direct, OQRS Bureau and Direct QSL.

Full log to be uploaded to LoTW

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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.