A35JT Operator Team 2019

A35JT Operator Team 2019

Team Leader: Grant Willis – VK5GR

Grant was first licensed in 1986 as VK5ZWI and upgraded to VK5GR in 2008. He is an avid contester and HF DX’er, in addition to expeditioner. His principle interests are HF digital modes but also CW, SSB and other more exotic modes. You never know what odd mode you might find A35JT appear on.

Past Expeditions:

  • VK5GR/P Kangaroo Island (OC-139)
  • E6AG on Niue (OC-040)
  • YJ0AG on Efate, Vanuatu (OC-035).

Team Member: Oly Szemis VK5XDX

Oly was first licensed in 1971. He is an active CW operator and DXer with an interest in both HF and 6m

Past Expeditions:

  • VK9NT Norfolk Island (OC-005)


Team Member: Andrew Hall VK5AKH

Andrew has been licensed over 10 years ago. He is an active contester and first time expeditioner with a love of HF SSB and big pileups!

Team Member: Steve Adler VK5SFA

Steve has joined the team having been enthused by the preparatory work for this expedition. Steve has been licensed since the 1970s and is an avid DXer and contester. This is Steve’s first DXpedition. He will be operating all modes,  SSB, Digital and CW.