*MEET* 26DA010 Scott

Introducing 26DA010 Scott from the United Kingdom who links with the Dx Adventure Radio Club in October 2023!

From his home in Europe, Scott has been involved in radio comms for 30 years, attaining a wealth of experience and fantastic hobby memories during this time.

“I’ve been caught up in radio since I was 10 years old,” explains Scott.

“And look forward to being involved for many more years to come…”

Through this period, Scott has attained ham quals and forged a reputation in the Freeband DX Community as a world class DX Hunter.

In fact, through previous work as Sugar Delta and Bravo Romeo Charlie, Scott accumulated an amazing 260 DXCC entities!

26DA010 Scott’s home QTH is Alford, a town in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Lincolnshire is known to be a very beautiful and fascinating part of the country.

On the outskirts of Scott’s town is a unique five-sailed windmill, which dates to 1839.

This potential Mills On The Air (MOTA) structure is found to be one of only a few working windmills in the county; one where visitors can buy fresh ground grains also.

Adding to the town’s rich history is Alford Manor, a lovely thatched manor house dating back to 1611.

This is said to be one of the oldest and largest thatched manors in the country.

The Anglican Parish Church of Alford is another popular feature of Scott’s local community.

Built in the 14th century, this beautiful church was dedicated to St Wilfrid, a 7th-century English bishop.

26DA010 Scott’s station demands respect on the world stage.

An elite performing SmarTech 5 element delta loop on a 60 foot tower identifies as one of the best DX weapons in the Freeband DX Community.

26DA010 Scott also uses a 3 element SmarTech yagi and a Sigma IV vertical which provides exceptional omnidirectional capability on 27 MHz frequencies.

Inside the confines of his radio shack is a Yaesu FT-2000 transciever, with a Heil gold line studio mic and 8 band equalizer, while Yaesu rotators control his monster antennas outside.

For extra potency, he runs an Alpin 200 amplifier which does 2.8kw.

26DA010 Scott is an avid collector of “old school” rigs.

His favourites are a COLT 1600 DX CB radio which covers 26.515-28.305 MHz in four bands; an iconic President Lincoln MK1, a Dirland Superstar 3900 HP and a CRT Superstar SS 6900V.

26DA010 Scott also operates—from time to time—in his van as a mobile station.

He uses a Kenwood TS480 HX  with a standard handheld mic, into a 500 watt RM KL-703 amplifier and Sirio Turbo 5000 verticle antenna which is great for high power handling.

As the photos show, 26DA010 Scott is a talented fisherman.

In fact, his insatiable appetite for trophy fish is matched only by his lust for rare DX.

“I have my own fishing lakes,” he says.

“These are stocked with a variety of species…”

Although a joiner / builder by trade, 26DA010 Scott is also a competent electrician and repairs amplifiers in his spare time.

He also confesses a love of clay pigeon shooting.

This is an exciting shooting sport involving shooting a firearm at special flying targets known as clay pigeons.

Like most DA members, Scott can be heard calling “CQ” on frequency 27.555 MHz USB, or chasing DX on other portions of the band.

To exchange a QSL card with his station, please see the details below…