In the morning we discovered that the 300° beverage did a good job with lots of east coasters while they were hardly present the last few weeks. The non-terminated 40/220° beverage however was not really a success. So we considered to add 400 m of coax to the far end of the antenna to make it sensitive to the Far East only. Luckily the weather was fine but still very windy. It was really a good decision while soon JOFR, RKB Radio 1278 kHz from Japan popped up at good strength. Also Hebei RGD Xinwen Guangbo from China was really good for several minutes on the same frequency with lots of local ID’s during their sign on procedure. Later Leo managed to catch a short but very nice Navtex decode from Shangai Navtex on 518 kHz.
|Frank the bagpipe player|
Around midday, our local contact man Hugo delivered freshly baked sandwiches and bread. Earlier he had provided already hand baked waffles that tasted very well. Hugo was glad to have us there so he could learn more about the Jaguar SDR software, RTL sticks Airspy and weather balloon hunting.
|Standing left to right: Pieter the landlord, Leo, Hugo our local DX contact and Guido.|
Furthermore a few of us did some sightseeing in Veurne which is really a nice little city.