Saturday, June 27

ONFF-472 Snoekengracht

Call: OR7Z/p
QSO's:90
Date : 27-06-2015 
Operators: Mario
Location: Boutersem


Same location as OT4V/p

ONFF-472 Snoekengracht


Call: OT4V/p
QSO's: 255
Date : 27-06-2015 
Operators: Danny
Location: Boutersem


A new reference in the province of Vlaams-Brabant : ONFF-472 Snoekengracht in Vertrijk (Boutersem).
In company of my buddies ON7YZ Mario and ON3FY David we activated this one. Nice area, with the 16th century St. Lucia chapel as a bless over our activation. The chapel is inside de boundaries of the park, so great place to put up the antennas!
ON7YZ operated as OR7Z/p and made about 100 QSO’s (also some PSK QSO’s in the log). Me, OT4V/p, ended up with 255 QSO’s in 30 DXCC and 3 continents (EU, AS, NA). 99 CW and 156 phone contacts on 40-30-40 meters.
Thanks to David, ON3FY for another excellent catering service and for taking lots of photos while we were very concentrated working the pile-ups!
By the way, what do you think of our new ONFF T-shirts ?

Friday, June 26

ONFF-213 Pommelsven

Call: OT4V/p
QSO's: 234
Date : 26-06-2015 
Operators: Danny
Location: Keerbergen

Web: Link natuurpunt

ONFF-160 Laerbeekbos/Bois de Laerbeek


Call: ON4DKP/p
QSO's: 76
Date : 26-06-2015 
Operators: Patrick
Location: Halle

ONFF-099 Gesheserbossen

Call: ON5SWA/p
QSO's: 249
Date : 26-06-2015
Operators: Swa
Location: Ham



Gerheserbossen: een redelijk groot bosgebied....zoveel bos in de streek dat men
hier en daar open plekken maakt om de heide meer kans te geven. Deze plekken laat men begrazen. Lokatie: Ham , JO21OC
Condities: veel invloed van de zonnestorm, short skip.


Wednesday, June 24

ONFF-415 Kloosterbos

Call: ON5SWA/p
QSO's: 217
Date : 24-06-2015
Operators: Swa
Location:Wachetbeke


Natuurpunt: link


Kloosterbos is een zeer groot bos waar men hier en daar de heide ook wat kansen geeft.
De condities waren bijzonder grillig met sterk op en neergaande signalen. Blijkbaar
was de invloed van de zonnestorm nog sterk aanwezig.
Toch goed geamuseerd in Wachtebeke ( JO11we) met bezoek van Albert ON2WAC.

Monday, June 22

ONFF-436 Marais de la Cussignière

Call: ON7LU/p
QSO's:287
Date : 21-06-2015 
Operators: ON3KP Manu, ON3LA Philippe, ON3LX Jean-Pierre
Location:Musson


Saturday, June 20

ONFF-203 Het fort van Walem

Call: ON8WR/p
QSO's: 106
Date : 20-06-2015 
Operators: Ward
Location: Walem 

Link naar Natuurpunt

ONFF-439 Vallei van de Grote Nete

Call: OT4V/p
QSO's: 123
Date : 20-06-2015 
Operators: Danny
Location:Heist op den Berg




On an early saturday morning setting up the OT4V/p station while spotting 3 bucks … That’s how my day started today. My chronical pain ruled but this makes the pain a little less tough. Also my buddy and lifetime friend ON7YZ wanted to join for the first time with his new /P station, and so he did.
My traditional start is 14.044CW to work my buddy in Alberta, VE6UX. Booming in like a local today! While ON7YZ (OR7Z/p) struggled with his laptop I had a good run on 20 and 30m CW. But I was not in big shape, lots of errors in my CW, sorry guys!
OR7Z/p started calling in PSK63 but with not much of success though. Still to fine-tune some thinngs on his /P station.
I had a run on 40m SSB wit some locals and lots of EU in the log. My good friend André (no HAM) arrived with fresh baked beacon & eggs … 15 minutes laters ON4BAG arrived with some more sweeties … We must have gained some weight on this activation. Thanks fellows!
I (OT4V/p) worked 123 QSO’s … OR7Z/p about 70, not bad for a first /P operation.

ONFF-439 Vallei van de Grote Nete

Call: OR7Z/p
QSO's:61
Date : 20-06-2015 
Operators:Mario
Location:Heist op den Berg

Same location as OT4V/p

ONFF-453 Oude Landen


Call: ON4CEQ/p
QSO's: 89
Date : 20-06-2015
Operators:Tony
Location: Ekeren

Friday, June 19

ONFF-216 Kanaalberm

Call: ON5SWA/p
QSO's: 280
Date : 19-06-2015
Operators: Swa
Location: Beernem




Normale condities op 20m maar 40m was bijzonder moeilijk voor de lokale stations.
Er waren slechts enkele minuten dat ON stations een sterk signaal hadden. Als experimentje
met de handtuner de antenne getuned op 17m en zo nog enkele mooie contacten gemaakt 

Thursday, June 18

ONFF-320 Kwarekken - Rothoek

Call: OT4V/p
QSO's: 261
Date : 18-06-2015 

Operator: Danny
Location: Westerlo



My /P station was still loaded in the car while I took my XYL to here work so why not set it up and do a “pop-up” activation ?
I was already in ONFF-320 Kwarekken back in 2014 but due to bad conditions made only 143 QSO’s. Not enough to have all WWFF-hunters in the log ! So the choice was made very quickly as it is only 10 minutes driving from XYL’s work place. WX was overcasted but dry after a night of rain. For the smell of the bushes only you should do this kind of activation !
Starting as usual on 20m CW with as 3rd station buddy VE6UX, Bob. Great way to start ! The 20m SSB was not that good, mainly EU and some Asiatic Russians, one EA8. Like in tennis, had to take a short “rain-break”. And coffee time !
On 30m a lot of static, only 19 QSO’s in the log. The best run was on 40SSB with nice groundwave conditions and lots of locals in the log.
261 QSO’s with 30 DXCC and 4 continents is the end result, guess ONFF-320 is now in the log of most fanatic WWFF chasers !

ONFF-089 Miseriebocht

Call: ON5SWA/p
QSO's: 274
Date :18-06-2015
Operators: Swa
Location: Beernem


Wednesday, June 17

ONFF-189 Heverleebos


Call: ON5GM/p
QSO's :118
Date : 17-06-2015 
Operators:Marc
Location: Heverlee


Link naar ANB

ONFF-317 Noue de Pecq

Call: ON8ON/p
QSO's: 342
Date : 17-06-2015 
Operators:Yves
Location: Pecq




BEST DX  20m BAND = VO1
                15m  BAND = ZD7 VU2 3B9 YB YC  A92 A41 9K2 A65 YB9IR/9
 
             TWO BIG RUN ON 40m BAND / ONE IN THE MORNING AND ONE IN THE LATE AFTERNOON

Tuesday, June 16

ONFF-445 Dourbes

Call: ON4AUB/p
QSO's: 67
Date : 16-06-2015
Operators: Franco
Location:Dourbes

ONFF-470 Aardgat

Call: OT4V/p
QSO's: 279
Date : 16-06-2015 

Operator: Danny
Location: Kumtich




A new reference on the ONFF-list : ONFF-470 Aardgat in Tienen (VB). Not a very large area, mainly grassfields and a little pool with some nice fauna & flora around.
A very slow start on 20cw, even a slower one on 20SSB. No DX worked at all. Got a brandnew manual antennatuner and I’m able now to tune my G5RVjr on 30m. What a pile up ! Had to go split for a while as the stations kept calling me …. very good run !
Also 40SSB started slowly but once the groundwave condition improved the pile up was rather good. In the meantime the unbeatable catering service from ON3FY arrived.
279 QSO’s, 102 in CW, in 30 DXCC and 2 continents. ONFF-470 is no longer a blank spot!
Thanks again to ON3FY for the catering and for taking some nice photos while I was fighting the pile-up.

Friday, June 12

ONFF-229 De Eenbes

Call: OT6V/p
QSO's: 150
Date : 12-06-2015
Operators: René
Location: Eksaarde
  
Web to De Durme

ONFF-071 De linie

Call: OT6V/p
QSO's:202
Date : 12-06-2015
Operators: René
Location: Sinaai


Link to De Durme


Thursday, June 11

ONFF-044 Stropersbos

Call: ON6WL/p
Operator(s): Bill, ON5JE & Luk ON4BB
Total QSOs:113
Date: 11-06-2015
Location: Stekene


Link naar ANB

ONFF-073 Moervaartmeersen

Call: OT6V/p
QSO's:128
Date : 11-06-2015
Operators: René
Location: Sinaai

Link naar Natuurpunt

ONFF-230 Lange vaag

Call: ON6WL/p
Operator(s): Bill, ON5JE & Luk ON4BB
Total QSOs:113
Date: 11-06-2015
Location: Sint-Gillis Waas



Link naar Natuurpunt

ONFF-118 Astgemete

Call: OT6V/p
QSO's:139
Date : 11-06-2015
Operators: René
Location: Sinaai


Link naar Natuurpunt

ONFF-201 Spoorwegzate

Call: ON5SWA/p
QSO's:236
Date :11-06-2015
Operators: Swa
Location: Tienen


Link Natuurpunt


Hoegaarden 3320 , JO20KS

Spoorwegzate is een van de kleine maar mooie sites, je kan er een eindje fietsen
of wandelen. Moeilijke condities met de nodige qsb. 40 m band opende pas om 1200LT voor
lokale verbindingen. 20m was zoals gewoonlijk 's morgens goed intercontinentaal.

Wednesday, June 10

ONFF-189 Heverleebos

Call: ON5SWA/p
QSO's:189
Date :10-06-2015
Operators: Swa
Location:Herverlee


ANB link

ONFF-143 Terre d'Enneilles

Call: OT4V/p
QSO's: 250
Date : 10-06-2015 
Operators: Danny
Location: Durbuy



My second activation of the week and hoping for better conditions : ONFF-143 Enneilles. Big signs showed me the way to Enneilles but at the terrain it was a bit more difficult to find the right spot. Once found I set up and started as usual on 20m CW …
And a good run with 2 USA stations in the log, 4X4JU and several Asiatic Russians. QSY to 20m SSB gave me soon a QSO with buddy VK5PAS in the far Down-under. With EA8BB I hit the African continent.  And for the first time I had big signals from the ON chasers ! Many in the log this time on 40 meter !
I broke all personal records : 249 QSO’s in 37 countries and 5 continents. Satisfied !
And during my 3 hours of being present in ONFF-143 I met not one human being. The poor lonesome activator !