With the onset of Solar Cycle 25 resembling a spluttering F1 motor, Dx Adventure Radio Club (DA-RC) members have been craving for a reliable ‘phone’ medium to maintain contact with friends in the club.

Essentially, an absence of propagation at any time can sometimes give the impression that a DX club is not particularly active so the launch of this new feature and the activity it’s enjoyed in the DA-RC ranks has well and truly eliminated that theory.

Tech guru and long-time DA-RCie 43DA102 Geoff in Queensland Australia recently created a private Zello channel for DA-RC members with many ops in NA, OC and EU already QRV on a daily basis.


Zello is a FREE application startup founded in Austin, Texas, which emulates push-to-talk (PTT) walkie-talkies over cell phone networks.

This awesome app is reportedly available for Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Windows PC, rugged mobile devices and two-way radios.

Zello simulates a traditional CB transceiver, yet offers other exciting features such as history, replay last message, notifications and Bluetooth device support.

It also works over 2G, 4G, 3G and GPRS/EDGE networks.

This fantastic direct messaging service allows DA-RC members to communicate freely — either privately with other individuals or over open channels such as ours — with dialogue resembling a traditional QSO on 11m or ham frequencies.

Check out the DX Adventure Radio Club (DA-RC) channel on Zello here at http://zello.me/k/fVAd5 .

More info, such as the password for our club’s private Channel, simply titled ‘Dx Adventure Radio Club’, can be found on our confidential Facebook Group.  You can also email a member of the DA-RC HQ team to find out more!

Until more conventional forms of radio comms provide band openings to catch-up on a more regular basis, we look forward to hooking up with you on this excellent new mode!

73 de DA-RC HQ Team