*MEET* 3DA130 Mateus

In South America, the Federative Republic of Brazil  is home to some of the world’s best Freeband DX Hunters.

Among them is 3DA130 Mateus, located in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, who aligns with the Dx Adventure Radio Club (DA-RC) in June 2023.

Like his 3 Division Delta-Alfa compatriots, 3DA130 Mateus is a committed DX Hunter — QRV with dedication on the eleven meter band and also as a licensed ham on amateur bands.

On 11m, Matheus has confirmed a sizeable 215 Divisions, during an involvement in radio communications since the mid-1990’s.

This comfortably qualifies him for DA-RC Membership in the DX Hunter category.

See: https://www.delta-alfa.com/about/membership/

History indicates that Mateus’ participation in our great hobby over the last 25 years has encompassed time in 2 radio clubs — Sugar Delta and Kilo Papa India.

But it’s with his new Delta-Alfa callsign to which he commits for the new solar cycle and the anticipated benefits of the enhanced propagation from his home QTH in Latin America.

According to the world atlas, 3DA130 Mateus’ home, Brazil, is the largest country in South America and the 5th largest nation in the world.

It’s known to be a synonym for lively rhythms of samba, colourful street carnivals, long stretches of sandy beaches, incredibly diverse wildlife, unique culture and world class football players (e.g. Pelé and Neymar), teams and stadiums.

To whet his insatiable appetite for DX on the world’s best HF band, 3DA130 Mateus has compiled an impressive shack, suited well to Freeband DX success…

On the bench is a Yaesu FT-450D HF/50 MHz 100 Watts transciever, with a built in Automatic Antenna Tuner, and original hand held microphone.

A Delta series D-1000 amplifier provides added punch to his TX signal while outside his residence, on a 10m high telescopic tower, is a lightweight 4-element SY27-4 yagi by Italian company, Sirio.

With a boom length just over 4m, and a purported gain of 11 dBd, this terrific antenna provides exceptional directional capability to all major DX markets and an excellent conduit to rare DX stations!

3DA130 Mateus’ home city, Piracicaba is surrounded by scenic river valleys and green hills.

In fact, its nickname “Noiva da Colina” means “bride of the hills”.

Piracicaba is the annual host to the “Festa das Nações” or, in English, “Feast of Nations”.

As the name suggests, this festival features delicious foods from different nations to sample, in an atmosphere of live music and fun for people of all ages.

3DA130 Mateus’ city also hosts the famous “Salão Internacional do Humor” (International Humor Exhibition).

This is a time when acclaimed cartoonists from around the world showcase their amazing graphic art skills and comic drawings, through themes related to music, sport, literature, tourism and culture in general.

Piracicaba is known for its strong agricultural industry, notably its production of sugar cane, a perennial grass that’s used for sugar production.

It also houses the oldest agricultural university in Brazil — the Luiz de Queiroz School of Agriculture of the University of São Paulo.

Founded in 1901, and recognized as a leader in the field of precision agriculture, the school is located on a farm with a large collection of trees and plants.

As well as a passion for rock music beats and multiple sports, 3DA130 Mateus (Seen pictured below) confesses a love of fast-paced motor sports.

In fact, he combines a thirst for travelling the south-east part of his local region with motorbike riding and work as a motor mechanic.

Like the majority of DA-RC Members across the globe, you’ll hear 3DA130 Mateus chasing DX on the International call frequency, 27.555 MHz USB.

He’s available to exchange QSL cards and looks forward to working as many stations as possible with his special Delta-Alfa callsign.


Mateus, Rua Natal Meira Barros n 14 Higienópolis CP 13424364 Piracicaba SP