ONFF-467 Balenberg activated

onff467_eqslBalenberg is also known as the “Sven Nys” hill, for those who follow off road cycling. My location for this activation was on top of this hill, 43m asl with around only flat areas …

Very strange conditions here, at my start arounf 6:00 UTC groundwave QSO’s on 40m were almost impossible. Most QSO’s had an average distance of +/- 2000 km. On 20m it was much better with two VK’s in the log : VK5SRV/M from his car and secondly Paul VK5PAS. Great to work those guys with very good signals. Listened for more VK but I think Down Under was asleep … a pity with this awesome conditions.

I tested also my new antenna : G5RV jtunior with homebrew RF choke. Worked fine, especially on 20m I improved my signal.

A second run on 40m was much better for the locals, groundwave did the job OK this time. Made also a few QSO’s on VHF and UHF and ended with 12 CW QSO’s on 30m. But still my excuses for my poor CW … still getting nervous from CW piel-ups.

Many thanks to brandnew HAM ON3FY David, for the excellent catering service and for taking some nice photo’s.  Thanks a million mate !


I ended with 191 QSO’s with 32 DXCC (personal /P record) and 3 continents.

Logs are on the way to all possible logbooks !

Where do we go next ?

©2015 ON4VT

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3 Responses to ONFF-467 Balenberg activated

  1. David says:

    Was interresting to C, los of new info. Glad I was there. Next Zoutleeuw, ASAP so we can visit you again.

  2. oe4vie says:

    Thanks for the new reference, some nice photos, and I wish someone could catering me too on next coming WWFF activations 🙂 73 Joerg OE4VIE

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