*MEET* 43DA222 Peter

The Dx Adventure Radio Club (DA-RC) is excited to welcome 43DA222 Peter, from the scenic Tasman Sea Coast, into the club in early September, 2020.

An ultra experienced operator on citizens band frequencies, 43DA222 Peter (Pictured left) has been involved in the radio communications hobby for more than 40 years.

During this time, he’s been a regular on 27 MHz frequencies, chasing both international and interstate DX contacts, enjoying regular QSOs with mates across the country, exchanging QSL cards with rare stations and more.

Situated on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about 390 km north of Sydney, and 570 km south of Brisbane, 43DA222 Peter’s home — Port Macquarie — is regarded as one of the most beautiful seaside locations in all of Australia.

In fact, tourists flock to this charming location at summer time every year.

In addition to 17 gorgeous sandy beaches, a lush hinterland — even a camel safari and koala hospital — popular landmarks here include St Thomas’ Anglican Church, Billabong Zoo (Pictured below), Cedar Creek Goldfields, Astronomical Observatory, Long Point Vineyard and Art Gallery and many more.

Built in 1879 by NSW architect James Barnet, Tacking Point Lighthouse (Pictured left and below) is also found in Port Macquarie.

The thirteenth oldest lighthouse in Australia, it sits atop a rocky headland which is a popular location for whale-watching during migration.

43DA222 Peter’s station has all the features needed to work quality DX.

Pictured below, an omni-directional Hy-Gain SPT-500 Penetrator antenna, for instance, sits almost 40 foot above the roof of his home, nearby the mouth of the Hastings River.

These true full size 5/8 wave, 10/12 meter vertical antennas were a legend in the ’70s and continue to be one of the top performing stick antennas in the world.

On the shack benchtop is a Ranger 2950 transceiver with a standard handheld microphone that produces great punchy audio.

Both the quality of his home station and proximity to the sea, ensures 43DA222 Peter is always one of the strongest stations on Australia’s east coast.

He looks forward to making many contacts on  the 11m band with his new Delta-Alfa callsign, as Cycle 25 rolls in.

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