*MEET* 43DA225 Frank

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One of Australia’s longest functioning and successful eleven meter band operators and DX Chasers, Dx Adventure Radio Club (DA-RC) member 43DA225 Frank is a passionate and enduring DX’er ; one of the best in 43 Division history.

Frank hasn’t only been active on radio communications devices for more almost 30 years, but he’s also considered a great mate by hundreds of radio operators, including fellow Delta-Alfa members all around the country.

43DA225 Frank’s QTH in South Australia is the pretty Adelaide suburb of Hilton in the city of West Torrens.

From here, with a modest station – coupled with countless hours in the shack behind the mic or diligently monitoring the band – he’s developed a reputation on 27 MHz airways as being one of 43 Division’s most likable and successful characters; a guy you can count on when the conditions are tough and there’s an ultra rare contact to be made!

In addition to former membership links with the Alfa Charlie and Delta Tango DX Groups respectively, Frank has worked in a leadership role with AC as his State’s Coordinator.

During this time, he has also tallied up enough DXCC and IOTA entities to qualify for the DX Chaser classification three times over, being a constant presence in the logs of most major DXpedition station logs in the past 20 years.

In addition to deriving much pleasure from the radio communications hobby, Frank balances a thriving private business in the building industry which he has owned for 39 years with a love of building model aeroplanes, as well as a strong interest in cars and motorbikes.

In fact, the first person in Australia (43 Division) to ever install and use a Citizens Band (CB) radio on a motorbike, Frank is a former Vice President of the famous Ulysses Motorbike Club and is still involved, advocating the country’s largest motorbike club’s initiatives aimed at supporting the older generation of rider in Australia.

Obviously, the spirit of adventure rings true with Frank as he’s also traveled around Australia three times on a motorbike with a small trailer in tow.

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