VK9WX Willis Island


May be an image of oceanI  am pleased to announce that I have been appointed QSL Manager for Sands VK9WX, currently working on Willis Island for the Bureau of Meteorology.

Willis island is an external territory of Australia, located 450 kilometres (280 mi) East of Cairns, Queensland, beyond the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea. The Island is aligned NW to SE and is about 500 metres (1,600 ft) long by 150 metres (490 ft) wide, 7.7 hectares (19 acres) in area, rising to about 9 metres (30 ft) above sea level.
Sands logs will be uploaded to M0OXO OQRS where you can search the log and request QSL Cards you may require.
QSL Cards are on order from UX5UO QSL Print and will be available early in the New Year. M0OXO OQRS will be open in the coming days, I will post here again once the log is uploaded.

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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.