*MEET* 79DA112 Genesis

In the western Pacific Ocean, Team-79 is fast becoming one of the most impressive DX lineups in the DA-RC with the addition of licensed ham operator and enthusiastic 27 MHz DX Hunter 79DA112 Genesis to its ranks.

A super friendly, family guy, with an academic background, and a wide range of technical skills, Genesis links with our DX Adventure Radio Club (DA-RC) in January 2021, with big wraps from other DA-RC Members in this effervescent territory of south-east Asia and ambitions to have a real impact on Cycle 25 .

79DA112 Genesis meets strict DA-RC Membership expectations in the DX Hunter Classification.

Whilst the majority of his DXCC achievements have been on regular ham bands in recent years, there’s true eleven meter pedigree there which has been evident through an immersion of some 25 years in citizens band (CB) radio life.

In the fishing boat infested South China Sea, 79DA112 Genesis resides in Laguna province, in the Calabarzon region of Luzon Island, the largest and most populous isle in the Republic of the Philippines.

Known for its towering mountains, beaches and coral reefs Luzon is also recognised as somewhat of an IOTA launchpad for many surrounding isles and island groups in the archipelago.

Whilst many islands in the Philippines archipelago are clustered into groups, the World IOTA Program has Luzon in a group of its own with the reference OC-042.

79DA112 Genesis’ modern exploration of 27 MHz frequencies is forged with a new Anytone AT5555N all-mode SSB/FM/AM/PA mobile amateur transceiver (See top), and a host of other dxcessories.

This rig is designed for 10m use but modded for 11m.

A terrific homebrew 3 element X-Beam antenna overlooks bustling nearby streets and the southern shores of Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the country, providing the very best of directional capabilities for Freeband DXploits.

79DA112 Genesis’ province, Laguna, is notable as the birthplace of José Rizal, the country’s national hero.

It’s also famous for attractions like Pagsanjan Falls (above), the University of Los Baños, the hot spring resorts of Calamba on the slopes of Mount Makiling, Pila historic town plaza, Taytay Falls in Majayjay, the wood carvings and papier-mâché created by the people of Paeté (left), the annual Sampaguita Festival in San Pedro, the turumba of Pakil, the tsinelas footwears from Liliw, the Pandan Festival of Luisiana, the Seven Lakes of San Pablo, and the Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery in Nagcarlan (below).

79DA112 Genesis’s home QTH is in San Pedro City, which was named after its patron saint, Peter the Apostle.

Known as “Laguna’s Gateway to Metro Manila”, San Pedro is situated on the shores of Laguna Lake, with views of distant Talim Island, a potential Island Water Island (IWI) dxstination.

According to his DA-RC membership application lodged with HQ, 79DA112 Genesis values personal fitness and uses swimming to stay in shape; also for recreational purposes with his wife and children.

He also enjoys listening to music and watching movies in his downtime, when not working in the field of Information Technology (IT) or playing radios that is!

Like the majority of Freeband ops across this vibrant archipelagic DXCC, 79DA112 Genesis monitors mostly the International Call Frequency 27.555 MHz USB and the Philippines Chat frequency which is 27.205 MHz USB.

He’s also known to chase Aussie operators on 27.355 MHz LSB and 27.155 MHz LSB.


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