This DX site was created to let fellow dxer's know what we are up to while on DXpeditions in our former Walsoorden site (HOL) and the new site near Veurne, West Flanders, Belgium. We hope it inspires other dxers to try DXpeditions.

We travel to such locations to escape noise and to be able to put out long beverage antennas. Something we cannot do from home. DXpeditions take place several times a year. Usually in winter. Dxer's from Belgium and The Netherlands take the opportunity to dx from such rural dx location.

Are you interested in future dx trips? Get in touch with us. Send an email to us. We are always happy hearing from dxer's from other countries.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Day 1 - Friday 20 November 2017

Here is with some delay the report from our latest Dxpedition. I will add gradually the different stories and results.

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.

Dave
Frank


Guido 
Jan

Leen
Leo

Marc
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




and soon a lot of North American started to pop up. The 300° beverage did a it very well and the sorrows about putting it up were forgotten soon.

The loggings itself will be published in due course. 

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