VP8TAA (VP8TAA/p) Falkland Islands

Jonathan (2E0KZN), is now working at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Mount Pleasant Complex in the Falkland Islands until early November. Whilst there he will be emphasizing winter SOTA activations as VP8TAA & VP8TAA/P.

This past Sunday he and VP8AMH operated from Mount Kent (VP8/EF-006). He’s operating with an IC-705 and AH-705 ATU transmitting into a Sotabeam linked dipole (40-20M) and an 80ft or so random wire mounted on a 7 meter high mast. He also has a four cell lifepo4 6ah battery to supply his 705 with 10 watts. He can operate on all bands but will most likely be on 20 and 15 meters. He prefers SSB however operating on “PSK31 and FT8 while portable doing SOTA are easily achieved with a GPD Micro PC running Windows 10 for wsjt-x and fldigi”.

Jonathan is “a novice at CW” and is working on increasing his skills. He recognizes SOTA activities in the South Atlantic “is quite rare” and plans to do his “best to get up the hills here but free time is limited and weather conditions can be difficult”. He may also operate from the RAF Club station (VP8RAF) running QRO and an assortment of radios.

Logs and QSL Cards will be available in due course, OQRS will open as soon as the first log arrives.


Credit – Bernie@TheDailyDX
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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.