Quite unexpectedly I am faced with a nice gap in my schedule this Friday afternoon that allows me to play radio again for a few hours. The gap is large enough to go out and combine a bit of DX fishing with the activation of a nature reserve in the area.
Checking the activation list of PAFF I found that Haaksbergseveen (PAFF-056) is in need of activation as it has only been reached by just about 100 chasers. I have been there before - so it is not a new one for me as FF activator. The last time I was there I was only able to find an operating spot in between a lot of trees. Using Google Maps I have now spotted an open area that seems to be reachable.
I just managed to build a new mast support in time after losing the previous one in the storm during PACC (wood again, as I did not find the time to sit down and design a alu drive-on version yet), so I am thinking of taking my aluminium mast and folding hexbeam. It may give DX FF chasers a better chance to reach me and it should help me to maybe find some new DX.
Hallo Lars, jammer dat het weer morgen niet zo best gaat worden. Succes met de aktivatie! Ben ook al weer aan het denken aan een COTA aktivatie binnenkort. Heb ook een erg mooie lokatie gezien. 73, BasReplyDelete
Leuk! Komt ook weer een castle weekend aan vanuit WCA. Zal ik nog wel iets over posten. 73, LarsDelete