*MEET* 13DA078 Tom

The Dx Adventure Radio Club (DA-RC) is delighted to introduce to you its most recent addendum to Team Germany……13DA078 Tom.

Tom rejoins the DA-RC after a period of absence from the hobby!

An experienced 11m and citizens band (FM and SSB) op with an involvement in radio comms spanning almost 40 years, Tom meets the requirements for DA-RC membership in the DX Hunter category (See http://www.delta-alfa.com/about/membership/). 

Like most DA-RCies, however, he also has know-how in dx club leadership thanks to his position as Activations Manager for Sierra Alfa.  This knowledge is sure to come in handy for a club which is regarded as the leader in DXpedition work on the 11m band!

Tom’s QTH is Donaueschingen, a German town in the Black Forest in the southwest of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg in the Schwarzwald-Baar Kreis.  Standing in a basin within low mountainous terrain, which no doubt provides Tom with some perfect portable dx locations, the town is a stone’s throw from Lake Titisee and less than an hour’s drive from Switzerland (15 division) and France (14 division).

In addition to pursuing dx on 27 MHz frequencies, 13DA078 Tom enjoys shortwave listening, reading and learning about antenna theory, exchanging qsl cards with radio friends, maritime mobile DXing, IWI, IOTA and much more!

DonaueschingenHe also takes an interest in the latest and greatest communications products which hit the shelves of retail outlets each year!

Tom also combines DA-RC membership with his support for the Sierra Alfa and Oscar Tango organizations in which he has been a member for many years.

Outside of radio comms and Tom takes pleasure in scuba diving and riding, as well as the modern martial arts/combat sport of judo.  The challenge of throwing or taking down his opponents to the ground and then subduing them with a grappling manoeuvre, joint lock, strangle hold or choke provides him with almost as much adrenaline as working a new DXCC!

These unique interests are sure to provide Tom’s contacts with plenty of fantastic talking points in the future!


Mr. Tom,

PO Box 1720

78158 Donaueschingen