International Lighthouse & Lightship weekend

Yours truly¬†and fellow clubmates will be participating in the upcoming ILLW on 15-16 august. We will activate Lightship “Noord Hinder” (ILLW entry NL0036) and since the ship is moored right across our club we will be using¬†the club shack & antennas this year. Our callsign will be PI4ZHE/LS and you may find us on the various HF bands depending on time of day and propagation. Check the cluster! A special QSL card is available for those interested. So don’t forget to contact us!

New DXCC #120 – Dominican Republic

Quite a lovely day yesterday with lots of sunshine. When I walked out of my home in the afternoon I was approached by 2 guys that were looking at my antenna tower. “Amateur radio, sir?”. He showed me the callsign badge on his shirt. I intruced myself and the¬†French hams¬†insisted to make a picture of us together with the hexbeam¬†tower¬†in the background. True ham spirit! Unfortunately I¬†forgot to write down their callsigns. When I walked back they were already gone. Hopefully they will send me a copy of the picture. After midnight I made a some¬†contacts on 20 meters. Propagation to the Carribean was excellent and my¬†QSO with Edwin HI3K from the Dominican Republic added another worked country to my list!

New DXCC #119 – Colombia

It has been quite a busy week so few hamradio activities lately.  Last night around midnight I worked several stations in the USA and also scored a new DXCC by QSO with Joaquin HK4NDF from Envigado, Colombia. Thanks for the 5/9 Joaquin. All the operators I worked with last night were using a hexbeam antenna btw! Excellent.