ONFF 473 Snepkensvijver activated



Waking up with the birds“, that’s exactly what I and OR7Z did to activate the new reference ONFF-473 Snepkensvijver in Herentals (JO21KE).

And a shack with a view! Looking like an old war shelter but it’s a bird-watch cabin giving a nice view over the ponds. Sunrise was a fantastic spectacle!

As usual starting on 14.044 CW with a nice pile-up and some nice DX : VE7CV in western Canada, K7ABV in Montana en 4Z4DX in Israel.  20m SSB was good as well with several USA stations, again VE7CV and as a bonus VK6WC with a booming signal.

Even on 30m CW one USA station : N1FOJ in New Hampshire.

Again the proof that the bands are OPEN but not many stations are scanning the bands to look for nice DX … only sitting before the DX-cluster screen waiting for a spot ?

40m gave a good run with the EU locals, even a good opening via groundwave.

And very sympatic visit from ON3EVO, Ben. Great to meet this new HAM. Later on also my buddy ON5SWA popped in to say hallo. No need to say we had a pleasant morning.

ONFF473_014270 QSO’s with 36 DXCC and 4 continents, 156 SSB and 114 CW.

OR7Z/p worked about 150 contacts mainly 40m SSB and some PSK63.

Where do we go next ?

©2015 ON4VT

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3 Responses to ONFF 473 Snepkensvijver activated

  1. g4ydmone says:

    Great information thanks for sharing!! John G4YDM

  2. g4ydmone says:

    Reblogged this on G4YDM and commented:
    Great information thanks for sharing!! John G4YDM

  3. Pingback: ONFF 473 Snepkensvijver activated – Ham Radio By John Allsopp G4YDM

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