*MEET* 23DA330 Jeremy

23DA330 Jeremy, an avid 11m DXer on the pocket-sized NA island nation of Jamaica, is one of the longest serving members of the Dx Adventure Radio Club (DA-RC), joining our organisation in early January, 2009.

A renowned DX Hunter and IOTA DX buff, 23DA330 Jeremy (or Hoody as he’s affectionately nicknamed) has worked and confirmed more than 200 DXCC from his small island QTH over a span of more than 30 years, the last 10 of course which have been with the DA-RC.

Add to that tally a colossal 500+ worldwide IOTA contacts and you’ve got one of the world’s premier Freeband DX Hunters!

23DA330 Jeremy’s ocean encircled QTH is the third largest island in the Caribbean, famed for its tropical WX, lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches.

It’s also celebrated as the birthplace of reggae music, and its capital Kingston is home to the Bob Marley Museum, dedicated to the famous singer.

Part of the Greater Antilles archipelago, Jamaica (NA-097) lies in the hurricane belt of the Atlantic Ocean and, as a result, is sometimes savaged by severe storms that play havoc with buildings — especially antennas.

It’s appropriate then that one of 23DA330 Jeremy’s main hobby interests and skills is building quad antennas!

A highly innovative guy, he achieves his designs using basic materials that can be easily attained from the land and/or common household items.

A committed club man, 23DA330 Jeremy has remained a significant contributor towards the DA-RC’s work over the past decade, if not behind the mic in his simple home shack then on the club’s forums where he regularly provides support for club initiatives and encouragement to members.

These days, while maintaining an interest in radio comms and chasing DXing on 27 MHz frequencies, Jeremy manages a business called ‘Misty Mountain Herbs’.

Founded in 1993, this business specializes in plants with savory or aromatic properties that are used for flavoring and garnishing food, medicinal purposes, or for fragrances.

According to Jeremy, ‘Misty Mountain Herbs’ is both a business and a forum on Facebook for interested visitors to find relevant information on the efficacy of herbs and natural foods.

Jeremy and the business’s overall mission is to raise the quality of foods through the use of herbs and naturally grown organic foods.

Products are distributed from the local markets and from the mountain on which he lives.

Outside of the comfort of his radio shack, on his idyllic hill, 23DA330 Jeremy enjoys basking in the typical Caribbean sea lifestyle, chasing kingfish and tuna with his brother-in-law and friends offshore among other things.

His parish, Westmoreland, is the westernmost parish in Jamaica and is located on the south side of the island and — as you can see by the pictures taken from his home —  is close to the sea.

Westmoreland is situated south of Hanover, southwest of Saint James, and northwest of Saint Elizabeth, in the county of Cornwall.

It’s chief town and capital is Savanna-la-Mar.

By all reports, the affable rural community thrives on agriculture (although not as much as it used to), mainly sugarcane, as well as other agricultural products such as bananas, coffee, ginger, cocoa, pimento, honey, rice, and bread.

The main industries, though, are said to be bauxite and tourism while pastoralism is also practiced; the rearing of cattle, horses and mules.

In addition to chilling out with a great book in hand or entertaining friends with the odd party, 23DA330 Jeremy enjoys putting his culinary expertise and knowledge of fine herbs to the test making delicacies such as samosas, sauces, spice mixes, chutneys and soti — a traditional bread in India and Pakistan made from wheat flour, normally had with curries or cooked vegetables.

If he’s not tending his herbs or down at the local markets selling them, 23DA330 Jeremy is QRV on the International call frequency 27.555 MHz USB or rag chewing with other Caribbean Island operators on 27.515 MHz LSB.

Check out Jeremy’s QSL details below!


  • Via DA-RC HQ Oceania, PO Box 3140, Browns Plains LPO, QLD, Australia, 4118