Welcome to my personal website which is dedicated to (some of) my amateur radio activities. You’ll find some information about me, my station, activities and some projects.

Hunting FT8WW and 3Y0J

Let the hunt begin: Crozet (FT8WW) has started activity December 24 and in January the 3Y0J team will make their travel to Bouvet. Exciting times for DX hunters, let’s see if we can put them in the log!

Update: FT8WW is in the log. Together with VK0MQ a total of 2 new DXCC’s worked in 2022. The team of 3Y0J is on it’s way to Bouvet, expected QRV around February 28th.

Hunting T33T

Banaba Island, a rare DXCC (#21 most wanted in EU according to Club Log). First QSO I made was a SSB QSO on 20 meter. Also some FT8 QSO’s were made. The QSO’s on 12, 15, 17 and 20 meter were all made in the morning and “long path”. The QSO’s on 30 and 40 meter were made in the afternoon with the antenna pointing short path. At the moment of writing over 75.000 QSO’s were made by the two-man team. Only a few hundred phone and cw QSO’s. Although Banaba is not a new one for me, I’m happy to work this dxpedition.

DX-ing remote from SV9

In October we traveled to Crete (SV9) for a family vacation. A good opportunity to test the remote set-up. The internet connection in our hotel was perfect and the FlexRadio 6300 in combination with the remoterig boxes for the SPE Amplifier, Spid Rak rotator and Steppir antenna worked flawlesly. Besides some ragchewing I did some DX hunting. With D60AE, TY0RU, TO2DL and TX7G on the air not a hard job to do. Before my remote station was a Kenwood TS-480 in combination with the famous remoterig boxes, but the FlexRadio makes it so much more fun.

February 2023: J8/AJ4YX

In February 2023 I will be active as J8/AJ4YX from Ratho Mill, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (IOTA NA-109). More info here

SSB Fieldday 2022

The weekend of 3 and 4 september I was active in the IARU R1 SSB Fieldday contest as crewmember of PI4AMF(/p). Conditions were bad this year, but we managed to work over 850 QSO’s.

A week of ham radiofun in the sun

Waiting for confirmation of a temperary licence for an activity from 15-21 February 2023, including participation in de ARRL International DX CW Contest. Stay tuned for more information.

The homebuild vertical fan antenna

Callum M0MCX, provides a lot of information about the vertical fan antenna he offers under the name DXcommander. Based on his info I build a six-band (10-30m) vertical using the 7m Spiderpole. First results look promissing (and it was a lot of fun to build!).

IARU R1 CW Fieldday Contest 2022

Of course we – PI4AMF/p – did participate in the CW Fieldday Contest this year: we are defending our 1st place of last year in the MOST section. Could we win also this year? We’ll find out later. For the first time we were joined by a former spark and operator of Scheveningen Radio: Ad (PA2PCH).

PI4AMF/p in the IOTA contest 2022

Yes, we did it again: during the IOTA contest we were QRV from EU-146 Schouwen-Duiveland as a Multi-Op two radio station. Over 2.600 QSO’s were made. Thanks for the nice pile-ups and all the QSO’s!

Read more (in Dutch)…

Hamvention 2022

It was a pleasure to be able to visit Hamvention in Xenia again after two years no show. We (PA5NN, PA3EYC, PE1KWH, PA3GRM, PA0PIW and myself) had a blast (and four of us got Covid…).