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.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Knollehof DXped 12-15 January 2018

From 12 to 15th of January we were once again at Knollehof, Veurne. It was the second time we were guests there. The ride was good this time without heavy traffic jams or bad weather. Soon we were welcomed warmly by the owners.


Putting up the antennas was going well. The sun was shining and there was no wind at all. But there was still a lot of mud we had to dig through. The bird eye view looks like this. Click on it to see it in Google Maps.


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This time we hadn't permission to put up a beverage on the southern field so we had to put the Japan beverage (yellow) further away and had to be fed via a 400m coax line. But we've done that before and there is no significant signal loss.


Here are the details of the antennas
Red: 400m reversible beverage 80-260°
Yellow : 300m beverage 35°
Orange: 300m beverage 290°
Blue : 300m beverage 335°

Besides these we also put up a Mini whip for shortwave. We were proud that the mast was standing so straight up.



It was the second attempt to test a separated 2-wire reversible beverage antenna versus a twisted pair version (pictures here), but also this time we had bad luck while one of the splitters was not in good shape and delivered not the signal to be expected. And we found this only later when the antenna was already removed. 


The conditions were a bit below average. We still collected a lot of stations in the log but had some more effort than usual to dig them out. The first day however we had some good expectations while Radyo La Verdad from the Philippines was putting out a good signal. But that trend didn't continue. There was not much variation in conditions over the night. Also no morning grey zone effect was noticed. 


Only 3 so called "First" receptions were heard which is rather low compared with other occasions. They were Jinan RGD Traffic from China on 1512 kHz, Sor. Wor. Sor., Pathum Thani-Khlong from Thailand on 1467 kHz and ALT FM from Roumania on 1602 kHz.


Below you can find two interesting sound clips followed by the logs.






The loggings are following after a few pictures.

Marc doing some repairs





Although Dave was in Australia Day mood, he didn't succeed to
pull in 5AN 891 kHz well enough to put it in the log.



Even after an Ozy meal

Checking the splitters

























FREQ  UTC DATE ITU Station, Details
730 0730 15-01-2018 CAN CKAC R Circulation, Montreal-Pointe-C - F ID - 5448 Km
1470 0701 15-01-2018 USA WLAM r:WLVP, Lewiston, ME - ID - 5303 Km
680 0700 15-01-2018 USA WRKO, Boston, MA - ID - 5470 Km
1030 0700 15-01-2018 USA WBZ, Boston-Nantasket Beach, MA - "WBZ Boston, WSKF-FM-HD Network, an iHearth radio station" - 5462 Km
1390 0700 15-01-2018 USA WEGP, Presque Isle, ME - Multicall ID - 4999 Km
1400 0700 15-01-2018 CAN CBG CBC R 1, Gander, NL - As it happens, Nx - 4002 Km
1330 0630 15-01-2018 USA WRCA, Watertown, MA - Bloomberg 106 ID - 5482 Km
580 0600 15-01-2018 CAN CFRA, Ottawa, ON - "Newstalk 5-80 CFRA Ottawa is an iHeart radio station". - 5579 Km
840 0600 15-01-2018 USA WHAS, Louisville, KY - "Weather and traffic station, Newsradio 8-40 WHAS, Louisville, an iHearth radio station" - 6690 Km
1560 0600 15-01-2018 USA WFME, New York-Queens, NY - familyradio.org ID - 5768 Km
1700 0600 15-01-2018 USA WJCC, Miami Springs, FL - F Radio Mega ID - 7332 Km
1080 0530 15-01-2018 USA WTIC, Hartford, CT - WTIC News update - 5622 Km
1280 0529 15-01-2018 CAN CFMB R Montreal, Montreal-Saint-Mathi - "Sending the evening some music, this is the instrumental concert serie on CFMB 12-80" - 5433 Km
1660 0501 15-01-2018 PTR WGIT Faro de Santidad, Canovanas - WGIT, Faro de Santidad ID - 6944 Km
850 0459 15-01-2018 USA WEEI, Boston-Starr Ridge, MA - "This is AM 85 WEEI Boston, ESPN on WEEI" - 5488 Km
700 0430 15-01-2018 USA WLW, Cincinnati-Tower Drive (U), OH - "News weather, Newsradio 700 WLW" - 6538 Km
680 0400 15-01-2018 CAN CFTR 680 News, Toronto-Grimsby, ON - ID - 5959 Km
860 0400 15-01-2018 CAN CJBC Ici R-Canada Premiere, Toronto-M - "Ici R-Canada Premiere 860 AM à Toronto" - 5946 Km
1540 0400 15-01-2018 CAN CHIN, Toronto Island, ON - ID - 5916 Km
880 0331 15-01-2018 USA WCBS, New York-High Island, NY - ... from the WCBS Newsroom...  - 5750 Km
980 0330 15-01-2018 CAN CHRF AM 980, Montreal, QC - ""La radio qui..., Montréal AM -80" - 5446 Km
920 0300 15-01-2018 USA WDMC, Melbourne (D), FL - "... thank you for listening to WDMC 9-20 AM. WDMC in Melbourne here with Ewtn" - 7173 Km
1060 0300 15-01-2018 USA WQOM, Natick (DC), MA - "... brought to you by your catholic radio station, 10-60 AM WQOM, Nathic, New England" - 5498 Km
1120 0300 15-01-2018 USA KMOX, Saint Louis, MO - "The Voice of St Louis, Newsradio 11-20 KMOX, KMOX-HD, 102.5 KEZK-HD3 St Louis" - 6943 Km
1640 0300 15-01-2018 USA WTNI, Biloxi (Gulfport), MS - Multicall ID - 7528 Km
590 0254 15-01-2018 CAN VOCM, Saint John's, NL - Weather and ID - 3948 Km
890 0230 15-01-2018 CUB R Progreso, Chambas-CTOM2 - "Gracias por sintonia ... Radio Progreso la ondea de la alegria y emisora de la familia Cubana" - 7518 Km
750 0208 15-01-2018 VEN YVKS RCR 750 R Caracas, Caracas - rcr.tv ID - 7692 Km
1270 0206 15-01-2018 USA WTSN, Dover, NH - Weak ID - 5400 Km
890 0201 15-01-2018 USA WAMG, Dedham, MA - "La Nueva Mega Boston WAMG" and Jingle - 5500 Km
660 0200 15-01-2018 USA WFAN, New York-High Island, NY - ID - 5750 Km
750 0200 15-01-2018 CAN CBGY CBC R 1, Bonavista Bay, NL - CBC NX - 3958 Km
760 0200 15-01-2018 USA WJR, Detroit, MI - "Newstalk WJR" - 6259 Km
970 0200 15-01-2018 USA WZAN, Portland-Sunset Park, ME - ID - 5338 Km
1500 0200 15-01-2018 USA WFED, Washington, DC - Multicall ID - 6093 Km
1130 0159 15-01-2018 USA WBBR, New York-Carlstadt [NJ], NY - ID - 5770 Km
1190 0117 15-01-2018 CLM HJCV R Cordillera, Bogota D. C. - ID - 8692 Km
1100 0100 15-01-2018 USA WTAM, Cleveland, OH - "WTAM 1100, this is Newsradio" - 6224 Km
1010 0034 15-01-2018 USA WINS, New York-Lyndhurst [NJ], NY - "I'm your meteorolist, Steve Cravits, on New York' weather station 10-10 WINS" - 5775 Km
570 0030 15-01-2018 CAN CFCB, Corner Brook, NL - VOCM ID - 4222 Km
950 0002 15-01-2018 CAN CKNB, Campbellton, NB - "95 - CKNB" ID - 4825 Km
1010 0000 15-01-2018 CAN CFRB Newstalk 1010, Toronto-Oakville, - "From the Newstalk 10-10 broadcast center in downtown Toronto" - 5940 Km
740 2331 14-01-2018 CAN CFZM, Toronto-Meadowvale, ON - Zoomer Radio ID - 5946 Km
930 2330 14-01-2018 USA WBEN, Buffalo-Grand Island, NY - "This is WBEN any time anywhere, online at wben.com on your app on your phone and on the air" - 5934 Km
594 1710 14-01-2018 IND All India R GOS, Chinsurah-Magra - Typical Indian citar recital. - 7740 Km
1296 1700 14-01-2018 AFG VOA R Ashna, Kabul - ID - 5528 Km
1557 1601 14-01-2018 TWN RTI iLoveMusic 1557-R Taiwan Int., Ko - RTI News ID - 9721 Km
1395 1536 14-01-2018 ARM Denge Kurdistane, Gavar - Sign on, ID web address, tel number. - 3445 Km
918 1530 14-01-2018 IND AIR North Suratgarh, Suratgarh - E Nx - 6239 Km
936 1530 14-01-2018 IRN IRIB R.Markaze Azerbaijaneh Gharb, Fe - Local ID - 3708 Km
918 1529 14-01-2018 IND AIR North Suratgarh, Suratgarh - Frequencies, ID, E Nx - 6239 Km
1521 1500 14-01-2018 SVK SRo 5 R.Patria Madarsk-SRo 3 R.Devin, - ID // 1098 - 1280 Km
1539 1500 14-01-2018 CHN CNR 1, Golmud-SARFT916 - Beijing TC and ID - 7092 Km
850 0630 14-01-2018 USA WEEI, Boston-Starr Ridge, MA - ID - 5488 Km
870 0605 14-01-2018 USA WWL, New Orleans, LA - "...who does on WWL" - 7663 Km
790 0600 14-01-2018 USA WAXY, South Miami, FL - ID - 7362 Km
570 0559 14-01-2018 USA WSYR, Syracuse, NY - "570 WSYR and 106 9 FM. The 1 o'clock news" - 5756 Km
800 0558 14-01-2018 CAN VOWR, Saint John's, NL - regular soft mx px - 3944 Km
570 0459 14-01-2018 USA WMCA, New York-Kearny [NJ], NY - "You're listening to WMCA here in New York" - 5778 Km
820 0459 14-01-2018 USA WBAP, Fort Worth, TX - "Newstalk 8-20 WBAP" - 7878 Km
700 0447 14-01-2018 USA WLW, Cincinnati-Tower Drive (U), OH - "You are tuned to Newsradio 700 WLW" - 6538 Km
750 0400 14-01-2018 USA WSB, Atlanta, GA - WSB ID in short silet period of CBGY - 6958 Km
880 0400 14-01-2018 USA WCBS, New York-High Island, NY - "WCBS Newstime 11" - 5750 Km
660 0359 14-01-2018 USA WFAN, New York-High Island, NY - "More later on WFAN and WFAN-FM New York" - 5917 Km
1300 0359 14-01-2018 USA WOOD, Grand Rapids, MI - "This is WOOD Radio 1300 and 106.9 FM" - 6366 Km
560 0329 14-01-2018 USA WGAN, Portland, ME - ID - 5332 Km
620 0308 14-01-2018 CAN CKCM, Grand Falls, NL - VOCM ID but NOT // 590 - 4068 Km
1440 0300 14-01-2018 USA WHKZ, Warren, OH - ID - 6183 Km
980 0212 14-01-2018 CAN CHRF AM 980, Montreal, QC - "Vous écoutez Montréal, AM 9-80..." - 5446 Km
730 0205 14-01-2018 CAN CKAC R Circulation, Montreal-Pointe-C - "R Circulation 730" ID - 5448 Km
1540 0200 14-01-2018 CAN CHIN, Toronto Island, ON - CHIN Radio Toronto Jingle - 5916 Km
920 0200 14-01-2018 CAN CKNX, Wingham, ON - "Mid Western Ontario, most... for years, this is CKNX"  - 6023 Km
1140 0200 14-01-2018 CAN CBI CBC R 1, Sydney, NS - CBC Nx - 4522 Km
1130 0200 14-01-2018 USA WBBR, New York-Carlstadt [NJ], NY - "This is Bloomberg 11-3-0, WBBR New York" - 5770 Km
1120 0200 14-01-2018 USA KMOX, Saint Louis, MO - "Newsradio 11-20 KMOX..." - 6943 Km
1100 0200 14-01-2018 USA WTAM, Cleveland, OH - ID - 6224 Km
1020 0200 14-01-2018 USA KDKA, Pittsburgh-Allison Park (KDKA D - ID - 6170 Km
1030 0159 14-01-2018 USA WBZ, Boston-Nantasket Beach, MA - "WBZ Newsradio 10-30" - 5462 Km
580 0143 14-01-2018 CAN CFRA, Ottawa, ON - ID - 5579 Km
1580 0135 14-01-2018 CAN CKDO, Oshawa, ON - ID - 5860 Km
680 0130 14-01-2018 CAN CFTR 680 News, Toronto-Grimsby, ON - 680 News ID - 5959 Km
1320 0128 14-01-2018 CLM HJTA R Maria, Medellin - ID - 8652 Km
890 0101 14-01-2018 USA WLS, Chicago-Tinley Gardens Park, IL - "The Chicago bulls and WLS..." - 6589 Km
640 0100 14-01-2018 CAN CBN CBC R 1, Saint John's, NL - CBC Nx - 4120 Km
860 0100 14-01-2018 CAN CJBC Ici R-Canada Premiere, Toronto-M - "Ici Radio Canada" - 5946 Km
1100 0100 14-01-2018 USA WTAM, Cleveland, OH - WTAM and iHeart radio ID - 6224 Km
1010 0100 14-01-2018 CAN CFRB Newstalk 1010, Toronto-Oakville, - "From the Newstalk 10-10 broadcast center in downtown Toronto..." - 5940 Km
750 0100 14-01-2018 CAN CBGY CBC R 1, Bonavista Bay, NL - "This is CBC News for Labrador and Newfoundland" - 3958 Km
710 0100 14-01-2018 USA WOR, New York-Lyndhurst [NJ], NY - ID - 5774 Km
760 0059 14-01-2018 USA WJR, Detroit, MI - "Best newscast by the Michegan ass of Broadcasters. Newstalk 7-50 WJR" - 6259 Km
930 0030 14-01-2018 CAN CJYQ KIXX Country, Saint John's, NL - "This is the new 9-30 KIXX Country" - 3948 Km
1540 0000 14-01-2018 CAN CHIN, Toronto Island, ON - "15-40 CHIN AM" jingle - 5916 Km
1470 0000 14-01-2018 USA WLAM r:WLVP, Lewiston, ME - ID - 5303 Km
1280 0000 14-01-2018 CAN CFMB R Montreal, Montreal-Saint-Mathi - F ID - 5433 Km
950 0000 14-01-2018 CAN CKNB, Campbellton, NB - "Thanks for listening to 95, CKNB, an MBS radio station" - 4825 Km
1476 2317 13-01-2018 THA Sor. Wor. Thor. Chiang Mai, Lamphun-B - Typical Thai chanting - 8840 Km
1467 2313 13-01-2018 THA Sor. Wor. Sor., Pathum Thani-Khlong H - Clear Thai female talks. No ID but fq offset fits and language also confirmed by Bjarne - FIRST - 9162 Km
1476 2301 13-01-2018 THA Sor. Wor. Thor. Chiang Mai, Lamphun-B - Possible ID - 8662 Km
819 2230 13-01-2018 CHN Shanxi RGD Zonghe Guangbo, Yuci-SXTS5 - ID, National Anthem and CNR1 ID - 8026 Km
1017 2200 13-01-2018 CHN China R Int.-CNR 8, Changchun-SARFT52 - CRI Opening mx in mix with Spain - 8090 Km
891 2158 13-01-2018 THA Sor. Wor. Thor. (R Thailand), Sarabur - Weak Thailand gong IS behind IRIB - 9332 Km
1566 2100 13-01-2018 KOR HLAZ FEBC, Jeju=Cheju - ID - 8982 Km
819 2031 13-01-2018 KRE KCBS Chosun Jungang Pangsong, Pyongya - Sign on, IS, National Anthem. - 8560 Km
917 2014 13-01-2018 NIG R Gotel Yola, Jabura-Modire - Talks about Nigeria - 4725 Km
1521 1800 13-01-2018 CHN China R Int., Urumqi-Hutubi-SARFT654 - Ch and R ID - 6005 Km
1143 1700 13-01-2018 TWN Taiwan Chu Yuyeh Kuangpo Tientai, Bai - ID - 9679 Km
1143 1700 13-01-2018 KOR R Free Korea, Deogyang-gu-Hyeoncheon- - RFK ID - 8756 Km
972 1700 13-01-2018 KOR HLCA KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, Dangji - Hanminjok ID - 8804 Km
1476 1601 13-01-2018 CHN Xining RGD Health, Xining - Time pips exactly one ùinute too late. "Xining guambo" ID. Weak - 7334 Km
585 1600 13-01-2018 PAK PBC R Pakistan, Faqirabad - ID and Nx - 5797 Km
1377 1600 13-01-2018 CHN CNR 1, Xingyang-SARFT554 - TC and ID - 8319 Km
1557 1600 13-01-2018 TWN RTI iLoveMusic 1557-R Taiwan Int., Ko - RTI guangbo ID - 9721 Km
918 1600 13-01-2018 CHN Shandong RGD Xinwen Pindao, Jinan - "Shandong renmin guanbo diantai" ID - 8352 Km
1557 1600 13-01-2018 TWN RTI iLoveMusic 1557-R Taiwan Int., Ko - "RTI guangbo ..." ID - 9563 Km
1539 1600 13-01-2018 CHN CNR 1, Golmud-SARFT916 - ID. //1377 - 6922 Km
1377 1600 13-01-2018 CHN CNR 1, Xingyang-SARFT554 - ID - 8164 Km
1278 1553 13-01-2018 J   JOFR RKB Mainichi Hoso, Fukuoka - RKB Radio ID - 9295 Km
660 0800 13-01-2018 USA WFAN, New York-High Island, NY - 66 The Fan Id - 5750 Km
590 0650 13-01-2018 CAN VOCM, Saint John's, NL - VOCM Weather - 3948 Km
1280 0603 13-01-2018 CAN CFMB R Montreal, Montreal-Saint-Mathi - F ID - 5433 Km
1390 0600 13-01-2018 USA WEGP, Presque Isle, ME - ID - 4999 Km
980 0529 13-01-2018 CAN CHRF AM 980, Montreal, QC - ID - 5446 Km
860 0527 13-01-2018 CAN CJBC Ici R-Canada Premiere, Toronto-M - Radio Canada ID's - 5946 Km
1300 0500 13-01-2018 USA WOOD, Grand Rapids, MI - "This WOOD Radio 1300 and 106 9 FM" - 6366 Km
1100 0500 13-01-2018 USA WTAM, Cleveland, OH - "This is Newsradio WTAM 1100" - 6224 Km
1000 0500 13-01-2018 USA WMVP, Chicago, IL - "This is WMVP-AM" - 6578 Km
880 0500 13-01-2018 USA WCBS, New York-High Island, NY - "WCBS Newstime 12 midnight" - 5750 Km
970 0400 13-01-2018 USA WZAN, Portland-Sunset Park, ME - ID - 5338 Km
740 0300 13-01-2018 CAN CFZM, Toronto-Meadowvale, ON - Zoomer Radio ID - 5946 Km
1510 0259 13-01-2018 USA WLAC, Nashville, TN - ID - 6929 Km
830 0232 13-01-2018 USA WCRN, Worcester, MA - "8-30 WCRN" ID - 5533 Km
1130 0230 13-01-2018 USA WBBR, New York-Carlstadt [NJ], NY - "Bloomberg 11-30" ID - 5770 Km
920 0230 13-01-2018 USA WHJJ, Providence, RI - EWTN Radio program - 5525 Km
680 0230 13-01-2018 CAN CFTR 680 News, Toronto-Grimsby, ON - 680 News ID - 5959 Km
1400 0200 13-01-2018 CAN CBG CBC R 1, Gander, NL - CBC Nx - 4002 Km
1030 0135 13-01-2018 USA WBZ, Boston-Nantasket Beach, MA - ID - 5462 Km
700 0131 13-01-2018 USA WLW, Cincinnati-Tower Drive (U), OH - 700 WLW ID - 6538 Km
1080 0130 13-01-2018 USA WTIC, Hartford, CT - ID - 5622 Km
740 0130 13-01-2018 CAN CHCM, Marystown, NL - VOCM ID but NOT // 590 - 4135 Km
730 0130 13-01-2018 CAN CKAC R Circulation, Montreal-Pointe-C - R Circulation 730 ID - 5448 Km
890 0129 13-01-2018 CUB R Progreso, Chambas-CTOM2 - "Esta es R Progreso, Cadena Nacional" - 7518 Km
1440 0100 13-01-2018 USA WRED, Westbrook, ME - WRED and The Big Jab ID - 5337 Km
1140 0100 13-01-2018 CAN CBI CBC R 1, Sydney, NS - CBC Nx - 4522 Km
1010 0100 13-01-2018 USA WINS, New York-Lyndhurst [NJ], NY - "10-10 WINS" ID - 5775 Km
710 0053 13-01-2018 CAN CKVO, Clarenville, NL - VOCM ID - 3997 Km
1010 0000 13-01-2018 CAN CFRB Newstalk 1010, Toronto-Oakville, - "From the Newstalk 10-10 Broadcast center..." - 5940 Km
930 0000 13-01-2018 CUB R Surco, Ciego de Avila-CTOM2 - "9-30 KIXX Country" - 7550 Km
750 0000 13-01-2018 CAN CBGY CBC R 1, Bonavista Bay, NL - CBC Nx - 3958 Km
1494 2300 12-01-2018 CHN Xinjiang RGD 738 Zonghe, Multi locati - Echoing ID caused by mult locations. - 5589 Km
1350 2133 12-01-2018 PHL DWUN UNTV Radyo La Verdad 1350, Malab - "Radiyo La Verdad" ID - 10585 Km
819 2030 12-01-2018 KRE KCBS Chosun Jungang Pangsong, Pyongya - National Anthem an typical N Korean announcements - 8560 Km
1584 2000 12-01-2018 POL R AM - Twoje R Andrychow, Andrychow-W - Twoje Radio jingle - 1180 Km
1566 1900 12-01-2018 KOR HLAZ FEBC, Jeju=Cheju - ID mixed with Vahon R - 9122 Km
1602 1900 12-01-2018 ROU ALT FM, Arad - ID - FIRST - 1466 Km
1530 1829 12-01-2018 STP Voice of America, Pinheira-Ponta Prai - Yankee doodle and ID  - 5655 Km
972 1700 12-01-2018 KOR HLCA KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, Dangji - Freq, Hanminjok ID - 8804 Km
1143 1700 12-01-2018 KOR R Free Korea, Deogyang-gu-Hyeoncheon- - Korean. ID and RFK ID - 8756 Km
1512 1700 12-01-2018 CHN Jinan RGD Traffic, Jinan-Daqiao - ID and Time check - Thanks to Chris Kadlec for help - FIRST - 8340 Km
1521 1700 12-01-2018 CHN China R Int., Urumqi-Hutubi-SARFT654 - ID - 6005 Km
1557 1700 12-01-2018 TWN RTI iLoveMusic 1557-R Taiwan Int., Ko - Taipei ID - 9721 Km
1593 1700 12-01-2018 CHN CNR 1, Changzhou-SARFT623 - ID - 8965 Km
1539 1644 12-01-2018 CHN CNR 1, Golmud-SARFT916 - "Zhongguo zhi sheng" ID - 7092 Km
1278 1615 12-01-2018 J   JOFR RKB Mainichi Hoso, Fukuoka - Strong male Japanese talk. - 9295 Km
1377 1607 12-01-2018 CHN CNR 1, Xingyang-SARFT554 - Ch ID - 8319 Km
1134 1605 12-01-2018 KOR HLKC KBS 3 R, Hwaseong - "KBS Radio" Jingle - 8789 Km
531 1604 12-01-2018 FRO Kringvarp Foroya, Akraberg - News - 1287 Km

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's a wonderful achievement. congratulations.