*MEET* 13DA121 Ralf


Popular European DXer 13DA121 Ralf from the Federal Republic of Germany has been an enthusiastic and active member of the Dx Adventure Radio Club (DA-RC) since August 2009.

Also a member of the Germany based Eagle Lads DX Group (13EL121), Ralf hails from the city of Duisburg in the western part of the Ruhr Area (Ruhrgebiet) in North Rhine-Westphalia.

With the world’s biggest inland harbour and its proximity to Düsseldorf International Airport, Ralf’s QTH has become an important venue for commerce and steel production and is no doubt the gateway for any anticipated DX activity Ralf seeks to embark on in the future.

Ralf at workRenowned for his shrewd advice and extensive knowledge of old style rigs and a familiar contributor to the world’s radio forums, 13DA121 Ralf has been a precious asset for other members looking to update the radio shack bench-top with a new-fangled but older style transceiver.

As the Youtube videos below show, he’s also an enthusiastic and successful DX Hunter and a regular in the logs of DXpedition activities in all parts of the world.

OSirio antennan top of enjoying the absolute comfort of his home shack with the mic of his President Lincoln in hand, 13DA121 Ralf enjoys mobile DXing and is passionate about teaming up with other DA-RC mates to achieve DXpedition success in the future.

One memorable activity to date has been his participation in the 2010 EMU Field Day as 161DA/FD-005 with good mate 161SC074 Jack.

When he’s not roving Europe with a radio snuggled away in his luggage, or active on the world’s hobby forums offering counsel to other radio communicologists suffering the frustrations of radio technics, Ralf enjoys travelling to the waterways around Duisburg, including the Ruhr and Rhine Rivers, for a spot of fishing.

He also enjoys keeping fit by swimming, as well as spending time with his young family which includes twin daughters Sara and Sina.

This proud DA-RCie also gets pleasure from working on his home computer with one of his chief interests being maintaining a thorough library of DX audio files and parading them on his superb You Tube page… http://www.youtube.com/user/13EL121 .


QSL Information

  • For coordinations, please contact Ralf in person by email at 13DA121 @ gmail.com