*MEET* 91DA599 Yoke

From the Republic of Indonesia in southeast Asia, 91DA599 Yoke joins the Dx Adventure Radio Club (DA-RC) in April 2020.

Yoke satisfies membership in the DX Chaser category (See http://www.delta-alfa.com/about/membership/) with more than 100 DXCC worked and confirmed through time spent with the Radio Sierra November (RSN) club.

Like many DA-RC members, 91DA599 Yoke (See pictured below) is also a licensed ham radio operator.

“I’ve been involved in radio communication from 1986, since the age of 14 years,” he explains.

“I’ve achieved DXCC on 14 MHz and 21 MHz,” he adds.  “I’ve also received many digital mode (FT8) awards recently, participated in many contests and more…”

91DA599 Yoke’s station comprises a number of diverse transceivers which give him a significant presence across the bands.

They include: a Superstar 2200, Ham International Concorde, Colt 890 DX, Kenwood TS-140s and a Super Aries 120.

Outside, his antennas include a dipole, delta loop and vertical V-27 at 10m above the ground.

At the foothills of the Arjuno-Welirang and Kawi Butak mountains, in a city called Madang, 91DA599 Yoke resides and this is QTH located on the southern side of Java Island (OC-021) in the rugged East Java Province.

East Java is known for its volcanoes, including active Mt. Bromo, part of the vast Tengger Massif that falls within Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.

Rising from the vast Sea of Sand plain, Mt. Bromo is said to afford dramatic crater views and stellar viewpoints over the surrounding countryside.

As a center of tourism, Malang has numerous places of interest.

Some include Tomb of Arya Terung, Duke of Sengguruh, the Hotel Splendid (a great example of Dutch architecture), the Jago Temple (a place of worship for King Wisnuwardhana), Malang City Hall, Badut Temple, Malang Station and Karangkates Dam.

According to Yoke, traditional dance is also very popular here with performances such as Tari Topeng (Mask Dance), Jaranan Pegon (Divine Horse Dance), Tari Beskalan (Beskalan Dance), Tari Bedayan Malang (Welcome Guests Dance), and Tari Grebeg Wiratama (Soldier’s Fame Dance).

There’s also ‘Topeng’ or mask handicraft in the villages of Jabung and Kedungmonggo, which have become a familiar landmark in Malang Regency.

Football is considered a second religion in Malang and some exciting games are played out of Gajayana Stadium.

The city is home to Arema FC, a popular football club in Indonesia which is also known in the AFC for its internationally acclaimed achievements.

91DA599 Yoke is a qualified mechanical engineer and school teacher at a vocational high school.

As well as a healthy addiction to electronics, he loves listening to music, especially hard rock, rock ballads and heavy metal.

He plays the guitar too and likens himself to the Aussie rock icon Angus Young from AC/DC.

“Okay if any stations send me the QSL cards……don’t worry 100% will be replied…”

“I always stand by at a frequency of 27.305 MHz,” he adds. 

On 80m I listen around 3.860 MHz, on the 2m band: 145.460 MHz and 142.200, as well as in the digital mode PSK31 frequencies 14.070 MHz and 21.070 MHz…”

Yoke looks forward to working some great DX in Solar Cycle 25 and undertaking his own dx adventure, perhaps from one of the nearby islands off the coast of Java.


KH. Ahmad Dahlan 76 Kepanjen KAB. Malang 65163, Jawa Timur, Indonesia