8R7X Guyana – QRT

The 8R7X Team in Guyana went QRT @ 11125am on the 25th of February 2024 having amassed an amazing 70,000 QSO’s.

The Team (consisting of Jamie M0SDV, Philipp DK6SP, Sven DJ4MX and Tomi HA8RT) deserve all the accolades sent their way. For a youth Team on their first Dxpedition and with only target of 15/20,000 QSO’s, this operation was impressive in many ways. The Pile ups on Day 10 were just as massive as on Day 1 and their skill in operating is also deserving of a mention.

Normally, (from a Qsl Managers prospective), I would expect the list of Busted/Missing QSO checks for a 70,000 QSO log to be in the region of 500/600 enquiries at least. However, the 8R7X crew’s accuracy in logging left me for most of the trip with just 34 enquiries.

It was a pleasure working with you on this one. I hope in the wake of the Dxpedition everything turns out positive for you and that your futures in the hobby progress to higher levels.

Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to act on your behalf as Qsl manager, it was indeed a pleasure. Thanks Charles….

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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.