*MEET* 91DA707 Andri

The largest archipelagic country on Earth and one that’s rich in citizens band radio culture, the Republic of Indonesia is home to 91DA707 Andri who joins the Dx Adventure Radio Club (DA-RC) in April, 2020.

A keen and successful Freeband DX Hunter, proven through many years involvement with the local Nusantara Radio International Dx-Group, 91DA707 Andri is well equipped for operation on any band, including 11m.

On top of his radio shack benchtop sit a large number of transceivers to help him achieve this…

They include a Yaesu FT-80C, Yaesu FT-7 (vintage), Superstar 2000, Superstar 2200, Superstar 2400, Colt 485 DX, Centronic, Standard C8800 and Alinco DR-130 (2 meter band/VHF).

On a tower outside his window, overlooking the nearby streets of ‘Jogja’, his antennas include an Avanti Sigma 4 vertical for 11m ops and a Double Bazooka for 40m.

91DA707 Andri is a proud supporter of ORARI (Indonesian Radio Amateur Organization), a forum for people who have a hobby of radio communications and electronic engineering.

Founded in Jakarta on July 9, 1968, and organiser of interesting projects every year, this is a single organization which is said to be independent, social, non-commercial and non-political.

91DA707 Andri’s home QTH is ‘Yogyakarta’ (often called “Jogja”), a city on the island of Java.

A major tourist destination in the Central Java Province, Yogyakarta is known for its traditional arts and vibrant cultural heritage.

As the only Indonesian royal city still ruled by a monarchy, Yogyakarta is regarded as an important centre for classical Javanese fine arts and culture such as ballet, batik textiles, drama, literature, music, poetry, silversmithing, visual arts, and wayang puppetry.

Renowned as a centre of Indonesian education too, Andri’s city is home to a large student population and dozens of schools and universities.

One of these is the Gadjah Mada University (Pictured right), the country’s largest institute of higher education and one of its most prestigious and it’s here when Angi achieved his university degree.

When he’s not behind the mic of one of his many rigs calling “CQ DX” on the International Call Frequency ‘Triple 5 or rag chewing with friends on 27.305 MHz USB’, 91DA707 Andri enjoys watching combat sports such as WWE and UFC, listening to music and traveling.

Nearby to his city, for example, is Mount Merapi (“mountain of fire”) an active stratovolcano located on the border between Central Java and Yogyakarta.

Mount Merapi is said to be the most active volcano in Indonesia (91 Division) and has erupted regularly since 1548; the last eruption occurring in May 2018.

No doubt 91DA707 Andri on Java Island (OC-021) will be one of the hottest stations on the band too when Cycle 25 erupts in the not so distant future.

QSL Info

Tentara Rakyat Mataram street, Badran No.707, Rt.51, Rw.11, Bumijo, Jetis, City Yog Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 552231