Veurne – Knollehof Belgium

In October 2017 and again in January 2018 I was able to dx at Knollehof / Veurne in Belgium not far from the Belgian – French border. Dunkirk is 20 minutes away. We stay at a vacation house just out of Eggewaartskappelle.

As you can see in the photographs, all of the dx is done these days for Mediumwave DX on the excellent Jaguar software. We also use the amazing Perseus SDR receiver which even after 10 years is still the best SDR dx machine around. There are a lot of new SDR’s around but the old girl still out-performs them all.

The antennas we use are 400m beverages. To Japan, Far East, South America, North America and for the first time in January 2018 to Alaska.

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Jaguar software for Mediumwave

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Dave Onley’s setup. MSI GP72 VR 7RFX Leopard Pro laptop with Perseus and Jaguar software

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Dave Onley with a Kiwi mate

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The boys having DX food

Here are some of the recordings made on both trips

November 2017

540 CBT CBC Radio 1, Grand Falls NL 4069km 20/10/2017 at 2159 UTC

570 WMCA New York  5779km 21/10/2017 0500 UTC

580 CFRA Ottawa 5579km 23/10/2017 at 0459 UTC

580 WKAQ San Juan PTR 6596km (10kw) 21/10/2017 at 0602 UTC

610 HJKL La Cariñosa, Bogotá D. C.  8690km 22/10/2017 at 0417 UTC

640 Radio Progreso Guanabacoa CUB 7693km 21/10/2017 at 0629 UTC

680 HJZO Radio Nacional de Colombia, Sabanagrande 8204km 22/10/2017 at 0428 UTC

710 WOR New York 21/10/2017 at  0459 UTC

711 Han Sheng GD Kuanghua zhi Sheng, Hsinfeng CHN 9639km 22/10/2017 at 2159 UTC

750 WSB Atlanta GA 21/10/2017 at 0459 UTC

830 WCRN Worcester MA 22/10/2017 0638

891 5AN Adelaide, South Australia 16807km 22/10/2017 at 1835

970 WZAN Portland ME 21/10/2017 at 0459 UTC

1010 CFRB Newstalk, Toronto 21/10/2017 at 0501 UTC

1010 WINS New York  5775 km 22/10/2017 at 0629 UTC

1080 WTIC Hartford. CT 22/10/2017 at 0630 UTC

1278 JOFR RKB Mainichi Hoso, Fukuoka Japan. 9296km 21/10/2017 at 1958 UTC

1600 WUNR Brookline 21/10/2017 at 0500 UTC

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400m Beverage to Sth America

January 2018

670 WSCR Chicago IL

680 CFTR Toronto 14/1/2018 at  2327 UTC

750 CBGY Bonavista Bay NL 12/1/2018 2259 UTC

760 WJR Detroit MI 14/1/2018 at 0059 UTC

880 WCBS New York 15/1/2018 at 0724 UTC

890 WLS, Chicago 141/1/2018 at 0100 UTC (Chicago Bulls Station)

920 CKNX Wingham ON 14/1/2018 at 0058 UTC

1280 CFMB Montreal 15/1/2018 at 0636 UTC

1400 CBG Gander 14/1/2018 at  2058 UTC (Radio One and gives 540 Grand Falls ID)

1470 WLAM Lewiston ME 15/1/2018 at 0636 UTC (The Memories station)

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Setup of Dave Onley, Marc Vissers and Guido Schotmans – All Jaguar software running with Perseus

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Knollehof house in Veurne, Belgium

About Dave Onley

I'm an Australian dxer formerly of Melbourne who has been listening to radio since 1976. I have lived in The Netherlands since 2006. I am interested mainly in Mediumwave, Navtex, FM and NDB. I also like Tropical Band Dx and Shortwave. I'm a big DXpeditioner. I travel to remote regions several times per year to hear good dx.
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