On Friday morning we jumped early out of bed to see that the weather was absolutely not in line with the forecast. Lots of rain and wind we got instead of the promised slightly improvement. That resulted in a not so pleasant 150 km ride to our new location, Knollehof in Veurne. Jan had to bridge the longest route of 315 km. In our traffic congestion lowlands this is not a pleasant ride. Luckily all of us arrived safely and more or less in time.
We were greeted by a nice rainbow at our DX-location. Unfortunately, this was not the advent of better weather. On the contrary, more rain and heavy wind found their way to Flanders Fields. So erecting the beverage antennas in those muddy fields was quite a task.
We had a 300 m beverage to N.America 300°, another 300 m beverage that was initially not terminated pointing to 40/220°. As third antenna we put up a 400m reversible beverage with separated wires fed by 2 coaxes. That one was for Bolivia/Far East 80/260°. And finally, just for testing, we erected a 300m twisted pair beverage just to compare with the separated wires beverage.
|The separated wire reversible beverage next to the twisted pair one for comparison|
Click here to see the Beverage Map
Furthermore, also a T2FD, a Boniwhip and a vertical were set up.
We were glad that everything worked straight away. Setting up the shacks was going fast while the house was larger than expected. Even for a quite large group of 8 participants.
|Marc VL is supervising a DX discussion|
Kim has found another toy, but he is apparently not aware that the Jaguar SDR software has great >one click< logging feature. So he don't need all those assistants to note his logs. 😀
Time for dinner.
Kim was not really behaving himself. He kept on arguing that he wanted McDonald's for dinner while all of us voted for ordering Chinese. So we've sent him home again. Unfortunately the food tasted a bit North Korean 😄
And then there was sunset
The loggings itself will be published in due course.