*MEET* 3DA027 Welbys

Certified ham radio operator.  Multi-band DX Chaser.  Eleven meter band whiz…

Our Dx Adventure Radio Club (DA-RC) is delighted to present to you 3DA027 Welbys from the “Land of the Holy Cross” (Terra da Santa Cruz).

Joining the DA-RC in June 2022, 3DA027 Welbys , seen resides in the powerhouse DX Market that’s the Federative Republic of Brazil.

It is the fifth largest country in the world, and third largest in the Americas.

Home to many of the hobby’s best 11m DXers, Brazil occupies a huge area along the eastern coast of South America and includes much of the continent’s interior.

It shares land borders with Uruguay (12 Division) to the south; Argentina (4) and Paraguay (67) to the southwest; Bolivia (80) and Peru (8) to the west; Colombia (6) to the northwest; and Venezuela (5), Guyana (22), Suriname (73) to the north.

It’s a country known for its iconic carnival festivals, colourful cities, its impressive architecture and UNESCO World Heritage sites, its talented soccer players like Pelé and Neymar, its tropical beaches, exquisite waterfalls, and the Amazon rainforest.

A sharp-edged eleven meter band DXer through previous work with the Oscar Delta club of Germany, 3DA027 Welbys attains DA-RC connexion via the DX Hunter class with more than 100 country divisions worked and confirmed on 27 MHz frequencies.

This is an extraordinary result indeed given he’s only been active in the radio comms hobby for 9 years, at the time of his DA-RC admission.

Like the bulk of Delta-Alfa members who congregate on citizens band frequencies, 3DA027 Welbys is additionally a licensed amateur radio operator; one who welcomes access to other bands for DX opportunities at the lower end of the solar cycle.

On regular ham bands, Welby’s station is geared towards success on the 10m, 12m and 2m bands.

As you can see in the photos, he also enjoys 70cm amateur radio satellite communications.

3DA027 Welbys resides in Pará, the second largest state of Brazil.

This QTH is located in the northern part of the country, and traversed by the lower Amazon River.

Named after the river of the same name, the Pará River, one of the tributaries of the Amazon, this state is famed for the Círio de Nazaré (Nazareth Taper) festival which is known to be the biggest religious event of the Western Hemisphere.

Shown right, the procession starts on the second Sunday of October and, reportedly, pays homage to Our Lady of Nazareth, patron saint of the state.

Organised since 1793, it gathers around 2.3 million of followers, who go on a procession through the city to the Nazaré Basilica, where her image is worshiped.

Other famous icons of 3DA027 Welby’s home state are the world’s longest river — the Amazon River — and the world’s largest tropical rainforest — the Amazon Rainforest — which covers much of north-western Brazil and extends into Colombia, Peru and other South American countries.

To the northwest of Pará are the borders of Guyana (22) and Suriname (73), whilst to the northeast is the mighty Atlantic, the second-largest of the world’s five oceans.

Seen pictured below, 3DA027 Welbys’ station consists of an assortment of transceivers, antennas and DX-cessories that provide the very best of DX juggernauts in the ham and 11m communities.

Kenwood TS-130S, Yaesu FT-840 and Icom IC-706 MKII-G transceivers are his go-to rigs and these offer first class access to his favourite bands.

Above his rooftop, dominating the streets of his friendly neighborhood in Parauapebas, are a number of mono and multiband antennas to ensure DX-success across all recognised ham bands, as well as eleven meters.

These include a 4 element yagi, a 5/8 wave omnidirectional vertical, a moxon-yagi, and arrow dualband antenna for satellite mode.

“I love the radio and everything that is connected to it,” explains 3DA027 Welbys.

“In my spare time, I also enjoy fishing for peacock bass, making pizza, playing First Person Shooter (FPS) games, practicing with model airplanes and watching a good movie…”

On the freeband, 3DA027 Welbys monitors the international call frequency, 27.555 MHz USB — where he’s always listening for rare or most wanted DX and chasing that elusive QSL card to add to his collection.

“I want to continue to make many contacts around the world,” he says proudly.

“I want to take the name of the DA-RC so it is recognized and remains among the best clubs in the world…”


Av. Caiena, bairro Novo Horizonte no.1373 Parauapebas, Pará, Brazil, 68515-000