*MEET* 3DA105 José

The Dx Adventure Radio Club (DA-RC) is thrilled to introduce to you — from the Southeast Region of Brazil — well-known Freeband hobbyist 3DA105 José.

José joins our club in mid-February 2021, on the dawn of Cycle 25, keen to embrace the DA-RC’s reputation as one of the leading clubs for 11m-CB-SWL and Hams in the world.

A passionate and highly efficient Eleven Meter Band operator, 3DA105 José (See pictured above) satisfies DA-RC Membership requirements via the DX Hunter category with an impressive number of IOTA and DXCC entities worked and confirmed.

(See: http://www.delta-alfa.com/about/membership/)

One of the most captivating places on the planet, the Federative Republic of Brazil is a country of powdery white-sand beaches, verdant rainforests and wild, rhythm-filled metropolises.

Possessing borders with every South American country except Chile and Ecuador, 3DA105 José’s DXCC is the largest in South America and the fifth largest nation in the world.

The Brazilian landscape is known to be extremely diverse!

It’s most well-known for its dense forests, including the Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest, in the north.

But there are also dry grasslands (called pampas), rugged hills, pine forests, sprawling wetlands, immense plateaus (areas of level high ground) and a long coastal plain.

Brazil’s attractions extend from frozen-in-time colonial towns to otherworldly landscapes of red-rock canyons, thundering waterfalls and coral-fringed tropical islands.

Then there’s Brazil’s biodiversity: legendary in scope, its diverse ecosystems boast the greatest collection of plant and animal species found anywhere on earth.

There are countless places where you can spot iconic species in Brazil, including toucans, scarlet macaws, howler monkeys, capybara, pink dolphins, sea turtles and thousands of other living species.

The DA-RC Membership Directory lists 3DA105 José’s home QTH as a city near the Atlantic coast of São Paulo called ‘Registro’.

São Paulo is renowned for its iconic buildings which range from its neo-Gothic cathedral and the 1929 Martinelli skyscraper to modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer’s curvy Edifício Copan.

In Portuguese ‘Registro’ means register, and this name was given to the city because it was the port from which the earlier settlers registered the gold that was leaving on ships from Brazil headed to Portugal.

The inhabitants are called ‘Registrenses’.

Registro is home to 2 famous cultural events which were instigated by the large population of Japanese immigrants.

The ‘Sushi Festival’ is held every June.

This cultural event offers so many music attractions and typical Japanese cuisine, like sushi and sashimi made from tuna, salmon and a bunch of local fish such as “robalo, tainha and manjuba.

The last one is said to be the most famous delicacy — fried-manjuba with cold beer is a great option to enjoy during the summer days over there!

The ‘Tooro Nagashi Festival’ commemorates the lives lost in the US bombings of Japanese cities during World War II.

The word ‘tooroo’ means floating flashlight and the word ‘Nagashi’ means taken by the wind.

In this festival, which is often referred to by the alternative name ‘the Festival of Recovery’, lanterns (tooros) are launched on water to commemorate the souls of the dead.

Generally the tooros are made on a styrofoam plate or board of pins, bamboo, coloured paper to write the honouree’s name, and candle.

3DA105 José’s station, on the banks of the Ribeira de Iguape River, consists of Yaesu FT-840 and Cobra 148 GTL transceivers, plus numerous DX-cessories.

Pictured right, a 2 element cubical quad and 4 element yagi soar high above his residence and ensure his signal is always conspicuous across all major DX markets.

In addition to a love of radio communications, 3DA105 José mentions music, watching TV and soccer as his favourite pastimes.

Brazilians are football crazy, and their country has produced some of the most popular players in the world!

Brazil has won the FIFA World Cup finals five times, more than any other nation.

“When I’m not on the radio,” says  3DA105 José, “I really enjoy watching television with my wife, we love watching movies and series!”  

“I like to cook too!”

3DA105 José is QRV daily on the international 11m Call Frequency, 27.555 MHz USB.

He’s always hunting new DXCC and/or islands on the world’s best HF DX band.

3DA105 José is also looking forward to undertaking dx adventure to some of the islands off the coast in the near future for some Islands On The Air (IOTA) DX work!


“Will QSL First”