*MEET* 30DA112 David

From the Kingdom of Spain, 30DA112 David, seen pictured below right, connects with the Dx Adventure Radio Club (DA-RC) in December, 2023.

Since 1992, David has established himself as one of the most prominent Eleven Meter Band DX Hunters in Europe, making him a very important part of the DA-RC’s outstanding 30 Division team.

40 years activity on 27 MHz frequencies as an independent operator, or as an affiliate of clubs such as Sugar Delta, 30DA112 David has accumulated well over 100 DXCC entities.

He therefore satisfies stringent membership requirements in the DX Hunter category—See https://www.delta-alfa.com/about/membership/ .

Highly motivated, 30DA112 David is hell bent on extending this total with his new Delta-Alfa callsign and exploiting the favourable conditions of Solar Cycle 25.

30DA112 David’s country, Spain, is located in extreme southwestern Europe.

According to the atlas, it occupies about 85% of the Iberian Peninsula, which it shares with its smaller neighbor Portugal (31 Division).

One of the most fascinating countries of the northern hemisphere, modern day Spain can be described as a storied land of stone castles, snowcapped mountains, vast monuments, and sophisticated cities.

All of which make it a favoured travel destination!

Spain is also known for having some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean.

30DA112 David resides in the eastern part of the country, in the city of Alzira.

Situated on the shores of the Júcar river, and on the Valencia–Alicante railway line, Alzira is the capital of the comarca of Ribera Alta in the province of Valencia.

Attractive sites here are said to be the Monastery of la Murta, the Alzira walled circuit, the Town council hall of Alzira, the Santa Catalina church of Alzira and the Mare de Déu del Lluch Sanctuary of Alzira.

30DA112 David’s imposing station consists of Yaesu FT-DX10 and FT-101Z transceivers, as well as a Kenwood TS-50 which is ideal for portable applications due to its light weight and size.

Alongside these rigs, a jaw dropping Tremendus III power amplifier provides up to 5kW PEP.

This ensures he has the weaponry to crack any ‘Most Wanted’ dxpedition pile up.

If you look out the window of 30DA112 David’s house, you’ll see a 9m self-supporting tower with a 5 element yagi with a huge 7.5m boom.

This monstrous antenna is controlled by a G-450A rotator, also by communications giant, Yaesu.

For portable use, 30DA112 David selects a 4 element Sirio yagi or a 1 element homemade Delta Loop.

“I like experimenting and building antennas,” he explains.

“Friends like 30DA010 Sergio and I spend some time up in the mountains of Alzira operating portable…”

When he’s not at work in the shack, chasing DX to all corners of the globe, 30DA112 David is employed as an apiarist.

This is otherwise known as a Bee Keeper!

Beekeepers are also called honey farmers, or less commonly, apiculturists.

Rather than control the little creatures, their main job is keep the bees safe and sound in beehives, boxes, or other receptacles and to gather their honey for consumption.

In addition to being a lover of animals, particularly dogs, 30DA112 David loves travelling.

He’s been to Thailand, Cambodia and all across Europe and proposes one day to conduct a Most Wanted dxpedition.

His immediate plans, however, are to activate several lighthouses in Spain for some Lighthouse On The Air (LOTA) with some of his 30 Division team mates.

30DA112 David also has his sight set on some Islands On The Air (IOTA) activity in the Balearic and Canary islands groups which will no doubt be a very exciting undertaking for this adventurous guy.

Like the bulk of DA-RC guys, you’ll hear 30DA112 David summoning DX on the international call frequency, 27.555 MHz USB.

He’s always willing to trade a QSL card and can be contacted via the information below.


PO Box 71, cp 46600, Alzira (Valencia), Spain