I am away from home on vacation until the 19th June. You may get a response to your email enquiries during this period, although responses will not be as fast as usual. Please see the specific information below relating to my status during this period;
Busted/Missing Call checks will be processed as normal.
Direct QSL Card requests received up to and including 1300UTC on the 31st May 2022 have all been mailed.
VK9NT, 5X7W and CP6CL have not yet arrived from the Printer.
Thank you for your attention and I apologise for any inconvenience.
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.