*Meet* 68DA011 John

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glenarm-1The Dx Adventure Radio Club (DA-RC) is pleased to introduce to you popular UK Freeband DXer 68DA011 John based in Northern Ireland who joins the club in February 2017.

With more than 100 DXCC worked and confirmed on 11m frequencies, John satisfies DA-RC membership requirements for the DX Hunter category.

glenarm-harbourNorthern Ireland is one of the four countries of the United Kingdom situated in the northeast of the island of Ireland.

A former member of the Echo Tango (Extra Terrestrial) group, 68DA011 John’s home QTH in 68 Division is the village of Glenarm (meaning ‘valley of the army’) in County Antrim.

Glenarm lies on the North Channel Coast north of the town of Larne and the village of Ballygalley, and south of the village of Carnlough.

As you can see by the photographs, it is picturesque location indeed!

Glenarm-Castle

John speaks highly of local haunts such as Glenarm Forest Park, an 800-acre (3.2 km2) nature preserve, Glenarm Castle, home of the Earl of Antrim, Glenarm Bay, Glenarm Marina and many more.

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glenarm-bayLike many DA-RC members, 68DA011 John is not contented just to stay at home and chase DX from the comfort of his home shack.

Instead, he often takes a simple portable station to the hills or nearby Mt Slemish – a vehicle with a Superstar 3900 transceiver and vertical antenna on the roof – hoping to make the most of some great local vantage points.

His dx adventures, as a matter of fact, are commonplace on YouTube!

68DA011 John enjoys Clay pigeon shooting (also known as clay target shooting) when he’s not involved in radio comms.


QSL Infos

John, PO Box 77, Larne, BT41 1PE, Northern Ireland

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