*MEET* 14DA087 Luis

The Dx Adventure Radio Club (DA-RC) happily welcomes experienced France based DXer 14DA087 Luis to the Club in mid January 2015.  Luis has been chasing DX since 1980, some 35 years!

lake-vassiviereWith 294 DXCC worked and confirmed through previous associations with the Sugar Delta (since 1998) and Hotel Florida DX Groups, plus involvement in a number of successful DXpedition and Field Day (FD) teams too, Luis’ credentials for DA-RC membership are undisputed.

14DA087 Luis was born in 1953 and has lived in the North part of France ever since. He worked for 35 years as a bus driver and has done hundreds of European tours, although he is now enjoying retirement in Department 87.

lac-saint-pardouxLuis’ home QTH is Sauviat sur Vige, a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the picturesque Limousin region in west-central France.  He is married and has 3 children.

Roughly 333 km from the French capital, Paris, popular places to visit nearby Luis’ home QTH include Lake Vassiviere, Lac de Saint-Pardoux, Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat and Loges.

In addition to chasing DX on the international call frequency 27.555 MHz USB, 14DA087 Luis’ interests in radio comms are numerous and diverse.  He lists contesting, LOTA, COTA and IOTA as much-loved endeavours and enjoys collecting QSL cards of the same type.  Antenna construction and antenna theory, too, are passions.

On this note, a fabulous home-made 3 element delta-loop antenna on a tower outside with a number of Kenwood, Yaesu and Icom rigs humming along inside on the radio shack bench top completes Luis’ station.

Blason_département_fr_Haute-Vienne.svg“I’m working in a fixed station with Kenwood 480HX, MC 80 mic or 990 with a Yaesu FT-2000,  Asiatic mic with a 3 element Yagi Gold Delta loop…” says Luis. 
“In mobile station, I’m working with an Icom 706 MK2 + RM 500…”

A regular user of DX27, Clusters and various forums where he’s continuously a respected contributor, 14DA087 Luis is always available for a ragchew, for some hobby advice, antennas specs, etc.  Just give him a call to say hi.

QSL Information

85 Rue Emile dourdet
87400-Sauviat sur Vige