NEWS I - QRV as ZF2CI, ZF8/ZF2CI & ZF9/ZF2CI - April 25 to May 2, 2015.
NEWS II - A return to Orkney EU-009 -- July 3-5, 2015.
NEWS III - Team member E44Y - Palestine 2016.
My QSL manager is IW7EGQ - he has all logs for 6W/MM0NDX, FJ/MM0NDX, FS/MM0NDX & PJ7/MM0NDX.
Born in March 1976, Col had an early interest in amateur radio (1989) through his father, GM1RIG. As the years passed, being a keen SWL, he obtained MM0NDX in December 2003.
Not one to collect or chase awards, Col is more interested in gathering DX news. He started a small blog called hamspirit.wordpress.com in April 2007. This was his first experience in blogging DX snippets and it soon became a smash hit.
In early 2008, dx-hamspirit.com was born. It went from strength to strength, often breaking DX news or providing exclusive videos/images of DXpeditions.
In January 2009, DX World.net was created. As owner/publisher, Col thanks its truly global readership and following for continued support. Through an advertising campaign, DX World is sometimes able to donate/sponsor upcoming DXpeditions, particularly IOTA.
A very keen IOTA chaser and activator (also a member of Invoker Team who specialise in activating rare islands), Col has visited and operated, so far, from the following islands:
EU-008 (Mull, Kerrera), EU-009 (Orkney) EU-010 (Benbecula, Lewis, Harris, N.Uist, Berneray, S.Uist, Grimsay, Baleshare), EU-059 (St Kilda Archipelago), EU-109 Longstone Isl (Farne Isles), EU-111 (Monach Isles), EU-118 (Flannan Isles), EU-123 (Arran, Inchmickery), NA-010 (Cape Breton Isl), NA-016 (Cayman Islands), NA-094 (St Paul Island), NA-071 (Boca Brava), NA-072 (Naos), NA-088 (Colon), NA-105 (St Maarten), NA-146 (St Barthelemy), NA-170 (San Blas Archipelago), NA-199 (Tintamarre Isl), NA-202 (Isla Grande), NA-203 (Iguana Isl). Team member PJ7PK - (Pelikan Key) NA-247NEW
Previously 6W/MM0NDX, FJ/MM0NDX, FS/MM0NDX & PJ7/MM0NDX, HP0INT/1/2/4/9, CY9M, MS0INT & MX0INT. Also operated as HP1/MM0NDX (Panama City) VE3/MM0NDX (Toronto) MM0NDX/P and MM0NDX/MM.
As well as keeping DX World website updated daily, Col has been Pilot Station for some high profile DXpeditions & stations, namely:
3Y0E (Bouvet Isl), ZS8T (Marion), YI9PSE (Kurdistan, Iraq), 4W6A (East Timor), JX5O (Jan Mayen), K4M (Midway), XR0Y (Easter), ST0R (S.Sudan), NH8S (Swains), HK0NA (Malpelo), ZL9HR (Campbell), TX5K (Clipperton), K9W (Wake), FT5ZM (Amsterdam), VK9MT (Mellish Reef), FT4TA (Tromelin), K1N (Navassa) and CE0/Z '15 (Juan Fernandez Isl). [Also blogged for T2GM (Tuvalu)]
On three separate occasions he has been an integral part of expeditions awarded DXpedition of the Year - HK0NA, NH8S and K9W.
Current or past member of Northern California DX Foundation, INDEXA, Island Radio Expedition Foundation, GMDX Group, German DX Foundation, Clipperton DX Club, Russian Robinson Club, MDXC, RSGB and Chiltern DX Club.
In 2012, he received the GMDX Group DX Award of Excellence and was made Honorary Life Member of DXARC Club.