*MEET* 2DA012 Tim

On the shores of picturesque Chesapeake Bay, the Dx Adventure Radio Club (DA-RC) is thrilled to introduce to you 2DA012 Tim from the United States of America who connects with our club in November, 2022.

An experienced and successful radio comms hobbyist, history confirms that Tim has been an open band DXer and activator since 1988, during which time he has worked and confirmed over 100 DXCC. 

After a few years of hiatus, Tim returned to the hobby in 2014 and has been active since then, vigorously chasing DX on the eleven meter band and activating lighthouses and islands on the amateur bands as a fully licensed ham.

This was at first from the State of Virginia, in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the United States, and more recently from his home QTH in the coastal State of Maryland.

This state shares its borders with Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean to its east.

Not only is Tim a successful Freeband DX Hunter; one who qualifies for DA-RC Membership in the DX Hunter category; but he’s also an experienced dx group administrator and dx adventurer.

2DA012 Tim was the USA Coordinator for the group Radio Sugar where he promoted it by activating the State of Virginia as 2RS/VA in 2015.

He also undertook a dxpedition to the west Asian country of Lebanon (112 division), operating as 112RS/DX in 2016.

With the onset of cycle 25 and armed with his new DA-RC callsign, 2DA012 Tim plans to activate several Lighthouses in the surrounding Chesapeake Bay area and mid-Atlantic region, as well as IOTA and IWI Islands on eleven meters, so stay tuned!

2DA012 Tim’s QTH is in the city of Frederick, MD.

This is located about 50 miles Northwest of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

Frederick is rich in history, art and music.

It’s also well-known for the ‘clustered spires’ skyline of its historic downtown churches.

These spires are depicted on the city’s seal and many other city-affiliated logos and insignia.

2DA012 Tim’s city was also home to Francis Scott Key, lawyer, author, and amateur poet who wrote the lyrics of the American National Anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner”.

Seen pictured above, 2DA012 Tim’s home station is humble due to residential restrictions, yet very profitable.

He operates an Icom IC-7300 transceiver with a quarter wave vertical antenna which provides effective omnidirectional performance across 27 MHz frequencies.

When out and about, 2DA012 Tim uses his mobile set up which consists of a Yaesu FT-891 transceiver and ATAS-120A antenna mounted on his vehicle.

This is his favorite set up for field activations.

* View of the Monocacy River and Sugarloaf summit from Gambrill State Park overlook

When not behind the microphone of his Yaesu or Icom rigs, 2DA012 Tim enjoys hiking the various trails in the region.

Many of these trails lead to potential Summits On The Air (SOTA) opportunities on 11m.

His favorites are purportedly Sugarloaf Mountain, Gambrill State Park and Catoctin Mountain Park.

Tim also enjoys biking on the C&O Canal trail of the Potomac River which flows from the Potomac Highlands into Chesapeake Bay.

* View of the Potomac River and Frederick Valley from the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain

Like most DA-RC Members, you will find 2DA012 Tim calling “CQ” on the eleven meter band calling frequency.

He’s also big on exchanging paper QSL cards and will reply 100%.


PO Box 4216 Frederick, MD 21705, USA