*MEET* 14DA018 Nick

In the corrals of western Europe (EU), the République Française is home to distinguished Freeband DX predator and qualified ham operator 14DA018 Nick.

And we’re so grateful to have him on board too!

A pleasant and respected guy in the EU radio comms fold, 14DA018 Nick links with our Dx Adventure Radio Club (DA-RC) in August 2023, on the dawn of solar cycle 25.

The DA-RC International HQ Team substantiates that our new affiliate—14DA018 Nick—attains membership via the DX Hunter category with an inspiring 265 DXCC entities worked and confirmed.

See https://www.delta-alfa.com/about/membership/.

Intriguingly, all of these entities were attained during his first 7 years of activity—an incredible feat indeed in such a fleeting space of time!

Notably, 14DA018 Nick also suits membership requirements in the DXpeditioner Category with DX diffusions from 3 further countries.

Evidence confirms that he’s been QRV as 15FAT/DX from Switzerland in central EU; and as 136/14FAT118 from the picturesque Caribbean island of Martinique.

Cluster data bases also confirm that Nick undertook a fruitful, log-heavy dxpedition to the Principality of Monaco where he was QRV as 107IR/0.

Excitedly, high on his DXpedition agenda—in the not so distant future—are dx adventures to ‘Most Wanted’ entities.

Market Reef (213 Division) in the Baltic Sea, and Svalbard islands (171 Division), an icy Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole, have been highlighted.

Either activity will, no doubt, be supported by the DA-RC’s extensive community of DXpedition sponsors!

Times past expose that 14DA018 Nick has been functional in radio comms for almost three decades.

This makes him one of the most experienced guys in our club!

“I started Citizens Band (CB) radio at the beginning of 1995,” says 14DA018 Nick.

“I then became a ham soon after.”

In his early years, Nick enjoyed memberships with Florida Alfa Tango (FAT), Sugar Delta (SD) and later International Radio (IR) respectively.

These days, however, his future is settled with the DA-RC, and a special Delta-Alfa callsign for use on the world’s best DX stage, eleven meters.

On eleven meters, 14DA018 Nick monitors the worldwide call frequency—27.555 MHz USB.

He’s looking forward to re-establishing himself as one of the pre-eminent DX Hunters in Europe and will no doubt feature heavily in the logs of major dxpeditions in the years to come!


“Will QSL First”