Sunday, May 31

ONFF-393 Duling



Call: ON4DKP/p
QSO's: 67
Date : 31-04-2015 
Operators: Patrick
Location: Halle

Friday, May 29

ONFF-462 Sixtusbossen


Call: ON2WAB/p
QSO's : 146
Date :29-04-2015 
Operators: Peter
Location: Westvleteren


De foto van het info bord had ik genomen bij mijn aankomst. Ik heb er echter geen andere kunnen nemen na de aktivatie omdat ik moest vluchten voor een onweer met serieuze rukwinden. 

Deze aktivatie was opgedragen aan Maurits, ON2MN die ons jammergenoeg enkele dagen geleden heeft verlaten. Hij was een aktief chaser naar WWFF, molens, kastelen enz. en ondanks zijn slechte gezondheid zoveel mogelijk QRV was. R.I.P.

Dit is een prachtige streek met de abdij van Westvleteren als opvallende baken. Ideaal om te wandelen en te fietsen en halt te houden aan de vele etablissementen om iets te eten of te drinken.

Dicht genoeg bij De Lovie (niet toegankelijk zonder toelating) is de aktivatie ook OK voor WCA: ON-00430 en BCA: WV-011.

ONFF-432 Het Vinne

Call: ON5GM/p
QSO's 289
Date : 29-05-2015 
Operators:Marc
Location:Zoutleeuw




ONFF-208 Verrebroekse plassen

Call: ON5SWA/p
QSO's: 244
Date : 29-05-2015
Operators: Swa
Location: Verrebroek




ONFF-388 Zwart water

Call: OT4V/p
QSO's 207
Date : 29-05-2015 
Operators: Danny
Location: Lichtaard



A very special this one, my 20th unique activation, all 20 references were 1st time activations. And ONFF-388 was the last one to activate in the province of Antwerp (list may 2015). So this province is now temporarly a blanc spot.
ONFF-388 Zwart Water in Lichtaart is enclosed by electric fence. And yes I tested it, it works … hi. The only way to get in the boundaries is to enter the bird-watching hut at the west part of the reserve. First passing a 2km long sandway before reaching this well hidden place. No rain here for some time so except the dust it was not that tough.
After setting up my station, with the most beuatiful /P shack I ever had, I enjoyed some time the sunsrise over the small lake, with company of a cup of coffee and dozens of birds. Life can be simple !
I started at 05:04 UTC, first QSO my buddy in Alberta Canada, VE6UX, on 20m CW … think he might be the first Canadian to earn some ONFF awards. Solid signals but no other North Americans worked. WWFF is still not alive in that part of the world.
The electric fence was a great source of QRM … up to S9 from time to time. Don’t understand the sence of this …40m SSB and 20m SSB gave a great pile up with 2 VK’s in the log, one EA8 and several Asians (Asiatic Russia and 4Z4DX). At 8h UTC I had to close down due to my never ending chronic pain problem. But had 207 QSO’s in the log with 28 DXCC and 5 continents. Satisfied about this one !


Wednesday, May 27

ONFF-334 Doel Polder Noord

Call: ON5SWA/p
QSO's: 226
Date : 27-05-2015
Operators: Swa
Location:Doel/Beveren

Tuesday, May 26

ONFF-252 Abdijpark Hemiksem

Call: ON6EF/p
QSO's: 226
Date : 26-04-2015 
Operators: Eddy
Location: Hemiksem

Saturday, May 23

ONFF-393 Duling


Call: ON4DKP/p
QSO's: 67
Date : 23-04-2015 
Operators:Patrick
Location: Halle

ONFF-194 De Knoppel


Call: OT4V/p
QSO's:158
Date : 23-05-2015 
Operators: Danny
Location: Mettehoven-Heers


We had to ask some locals how to find this one, we found a red marked hiking trial that leads to the reserve. And there, on top of the hill we set up for the second time. Started on 40m SSB with a nice pile up, doing it over on 20m SSB. This time to tired for CW QSO’s, sorry ! ON3FY, brandnew HAM David, took care again of the catering, thanks mate ! In the meantime the sun appeared and we even got some sunburn from this activation.  158 QSO’s with 28 DXCC in 2 continents, best DX : W1OW
This was tough, too tough for my aged bones. Two activations in one day is too much for my suffering body. Think this will be a one time try.
Wanna say  many thanks to my buddy and lifetime friend ON7YZ, Mario, who drove his 4×4 to this remote places.
Note : Got a bunch of paper QSL cards via the buro. I’m repeating : I prefer digital QSL (eQSL, Clublog, QRZ.com, LoTW). Paper QSL cards cost me a lot of time and money. I prefer to put my time in activating in the field, not by writing QSL cards. So PLEASE only paper QSL cards if you really want one !

ONFF-297 Hornebos

Call: OT4V/p
QSO's:168
Date : 23-05-2015 
Operators: Danny
Location: Rukkelingen-Loon



Leaving home sweet home at 6 in the morning … target is to activate ONFF-297 Hornebos and ONFF-194 De Knoppel in the south of the province of Limburg.Hornebos is on the border between Flanders and Wallonia, so also known as “Bois de Horne“. Nothing special on this one, only woods, trees and forest. That’s it. Setting up has become piece of cake : in about 10 minutes I’m able to install the complete /P station so we started very fast on 14.044 CW followed by 14.310 SSB and 7.097 SSB. Made 168 contacts in 32 DXCC and 4 continents. Best DX : VE6UX and VK1DI/P.Breaking down goes even faster than setting up, under a cloudy sky we headed to Mettekoven for the second activation : De Knoppel.

Monday, May 18

ONFF-274 Plome Hoton

Call: ON4WRC/p
QSO': 243
Date : 18-05-2015
Operators: Danny (ON4ON) & Harvey (ON5SY) & ON7PO (Eddy)
Location: Hotton


Sunday, May 17

ONFF-450 Ronquires

Call: ON6ZQ/p 
Operator(s):  Christophe
Total QSOs: 45
Date: 17-05-2015
Location:Ronquires



ONFF-267 Au rond Chêne


Call: ON4WRC/p
QSO': 151
Date : 17-05-2015
Operators: Danny (ON4ON) & Harvey (ON5SY) & ON7PO (Eddy)
Location:Erezee

Friday, May 15

ONFF-196 Hallerbos

Call: ON10EURAO/p
QSO's: 49
Date : 15-05-2015 
Operators: ON4DKP - Patrick
Location: Halle


ONFF-384 Mosselgoren

Call: OT4V/p
QSO's: 215
Date : 15-05-2015 
Operators: Danny
Location:Geel




Another rather small but nice park in the Antwerp province : ONFF-384 Mosselgoren in Geel. To get into the boundaries of the park I had to carry my /P station for about 200 meters from the car, the place where also the Mosselgoren sign is placed. Setting up the station at sunrise is always great, everything is wakening up. So did a couple of pheasants that proudly showed me their kids. Cute!
Started around 5UTC on 20m CW and the two first stations were from the US followed by my buddy from Alberta Canada : VE6UX. Coincidense, when he called me two Canadian gooses flew over making a hell lot of noise. Lovely start of the day!
Moving to 20m phone I worked a lot of EU station, this time not one VK or any other overseas DX. Worked the pile-up to the bottom and gave a call on 40m phone, great short skip conditons there, more than 100 EU stations within an hour.
After a coffee-break (really missed the ON3FY-catering) and the visit of ON4CEQ I started a run on 30m CW with about 30 stations in the log. Ended with a last run on 20m phone with again only EU stations.
While breaking down and packing a lonely cuckoo was making a lot of noice in the Mosselgoren.
215 QSO’s with 30DXC
C in 3 continents. Nice ones : W, VE6, LX, GJ and GU … 48 CW QSO’s

ONFF-260 Scheldeschorren van de Notelaer

Call: OT6V/p
QSO's: 99
Date : 15-05-2015
Operators: René
Location: Hingene

ONFF-256 Notelaer

Call: OT6V/p
QSO's:209
Date : 15-05-2015
Operators: René
Location:Hingene

Tuesday, May 12

ONFF-098 Aan Monnikshof

Call: ON4WLR/p
QSO's:248
Date : 12-05-2015 
Operators:ON4VLM (Leon) - ON3VS ( René)- ON1JU (  )

Website ANB





Monday, May 11

ONFF-464 Magdalenagoed

Call: ON2WAB/p
QSO's: 139
Date :11-04-2015 
Operators: Peter
Location: Loppem


Bijgevoegd de log en enkele fotos van de aktivatie van Magdalenagoed in Loppem. Dit kleine domein ligt geprangd tussen de E-403 en E-40. Erg rustig is het er dus niet door het voortdurende verkeer maar is toch een kleine groene long in deze drukke omgeving.
Er is een parkeerplaats aan het kruispunt van de Stuivenbergstraat en de Heidelbergstraat in Loppem. Een rustiger standplaats is er ook als je de Stuivenbergstraat inrijdt tot op het einde. Daar zijn enkele mooie plekjes waar je rustig je aktivatie kan doen.
Coördinaten: 51°09’51 N en 3°12’10 O.
Postcode is 8210 en Loc. JO11OD.

“Slechts” 139 QSO door de slechte condities veroorzaakt door zonnestormen. Er was een tijd waar we heel tevreden waren met dit aantal QSO, hihi.  Desalniettemin toch een “happy chappy”.

Sunday, May 10

ONFF-051 Gavers

Call: ON4TV/p
Operator(s): 
Total QSOs:229
Date: 10-04-2015
Location: Harelbeke

WIM-8017

ONFF-393 Duling

Call: ON6ZQ/p 
Operator(s):  Christophe
Total QSOs: 45
Date: 10-05-2015
Location: Halle





Saturday, May 9

ONFF-234 Schousselbroek

Call: ON6WL/p
Operator(s): Luk ON4BB
Total QSOs: 162
Date: 09-04-2015
Location: Temse

In beheer door Natuurpunt

ONFF-125 Kreken van Saleghem

Call: ON4AOL/p
Operator(s): Luc ON4AOL
Total QSOs:70
Date: 09-04-2015
Location:Meerdonck

In beheer door Natuurpunt


ONFF-065 Buylaers


Call: ON6WL/p
Operator(s): Kristof ON4LK
Total QSOs: 152
Date: 09-04-2015
Location: Lokeren

In beheer door De Durme

ONFF-232 Reepkens


Call: ON6WL/p
Operator(s): Jacky ON7JK
Total QSOs: 162
Date: 09-04-2015
Location:Wachtebeke

In beheer door Natuurpunt