VK5KI Kangaroo Island, Australia

Tony VK5AVB, is now the new owner of the VK5KI call sign following completion of the licence transfer from Grant VK5GR by the Australian regulator.
Grant originally acquired the call in 2020 to specifically activate Kangaroo Island (IOTA OC-139). Now that Tony is the new permanent voice from the island it is only fitting that they be heard as VK5KI as well.
Tony is an SSB op first and foremost and has built a formidable station down on Kangaroo Island in a relatively short time. He also loves his DX so if you hear him on the air, please say hello!
QSL Service will continue via M0OXO and new Cards will be printed in due course.

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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.