Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Knollehof - Veurne Belgium DXpeditions


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.

Jaguar software for Mediumwave

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

Dave Onley with a Kiwi mate

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


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)




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

Knollehof house in Veurne, Belgium

Friday, 8 February 2013



Jesus del Gran Poder on 5050 khz


Radio Tarma 4775 khz







I've been delving into my big box of dx goodies, basically reminiscing the glory days of the Tropical bands. This was a grand signal on 4810 khz from Tarapoto in Peru

Thursday, 15 March 2012

New audio from Northern Territory



Over the past week I have decided to go back and revisit a lot of my good dx from the Gove Peninusla in the Northern Territory of Australia. One of the frustrating things has been I spent a lot of money sending out reports from this trip and so many stations never replied. So I am attempting to make email contact with a lot of the stations, put url links to box file tapes with better content.

DXing was done on the point near Yirrkala
So now here are some new recordings and a lot of them improved or lengthened. This time with better detail.


  1. 1270 KNDI Honolulu Hawaii - 10kw Distance 8046km .  0905 UTC on 25 June 2006.
  2. 1500 KUMU Honolulu Hawaii - (Now KHKA) 10kw Distance is 8045km.  This was heard at 0905 UTC on 25 June 2006. The Hawaiian stations were at 63 degrees.
  3. 567 khz KGUM Agana, Guam 10kw. Distance 2977km received on 25 August 2006 at 17 degrees.
  4. 612 khz KUAM in Agana Guam. 10kw  Distance 2977 km.  Heard 1144 UTC on 25 June 2006.
  5. 810 khz Radio Republik Indonesia Maurake. Amazingly this is a groundwave daytime signal. The distance is 572 km at 44degrees. It was heard at about 11am local time in the Northern Territory. The station at this time is networking Jakarta // 765
  6. 1584 T8AA Palau - Power is 5 kw and distance here was 2185km. This recording is rare in the fact the Palau mostly plays back to back music. You have to be lucky to get talk. Here I was lucky enough to get an ID and Time check about 13 seconds in. You will hear that the station has terrible modulation
  7. 1098 V7AB Marshall Islands. 25kw and distance 4384km. Very hard to get clear ID from this but if you listen after the music you will hear a clear but weak V7AB then some announcements for transmissions. Almost sounded like a dx show. This was mixing with 4LG Longreach.
  8. 1449 V6AH Kolonia - Pohnpei - Micronesia. 10kw and 3186km at 49 degrees. Difficult to get an ID out of this. Not in this recording. Island music the female announcer introducing a talk about recent Tsunami and about terrorism in Indonesia and The Philippines. This station often takes Radio Australia and VOA feeds.
  9. 1440 JOWF Sapporo Japan. 50kw - 6169km. Japanese announcer. Mixing here with Philippines, probably DWDH. One of the easier to hear Japanese.
  10. 1053 JOAR Nagoya Japan. 50kw 5252km. One of my best Japanese recordings. Morning reception at 1858. Jap stations were generally at their best close to sunrise.
I will update this post with many more recordings. Keep checking back.






Saturday, 3 March 2012

I have spent the past few days going through logs of Walsoorden and Kasterlee looking at DGPS stations heard. I have been surprised at how many stations I have now logged. 80 in total.

Most of these have been European stations but now that you get past these ones, the dx starts to appear. Stations like 319 khz Point Escuminac, New Brunswick, Canada. 315 khz Cape Race, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.

CLE/Session Report for Dave Onley
Listening Location: Den Haag, JO22db (52°03'35"N   004°17'08"E)
Receiver(s): Perseus SDR
Antenna(s):  ALA 1530
Software:  DSCdecoder
Report Sorted by Frequency
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YYYY-MM-DD UTC   kHz    Call  km   New  Location
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2011-11-27 03:22 319    #332  4823  Y   Point Escuminac, New Brunswick, Canada
2011-06-26 02:06 315    #339  4089  Y   Cape Race, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
2012-02-24 22:50 314.5  #765  648   Y   Bad Abach, Germany
2012-02-26 01:49 314.5  #605  1845  Y   Marjaniemi, Finland
2012-02-25 00:09 313.5  #766  586       Mauken, Germany
2011-11-26 00:55 313.5  #532  1135  Y   Cabo San Sebastian, Spain
2011-11-27 02:45 313    #815  807   Y   Utsira Lt., Norway
2012-02-24 22:46 312.5  #425  16    Y   Hoek van Holland, Holland
2012-02-25 00:34 312    #640  131       Oostende, Belgium
2012-02-26 00:58 311.5  #480  1761  Y   Cabo Carvoeiro Lt, Portugal
2012-02-26 01:44 311    #005  1763  Y   Shepelevskly 2, Russia (European)
2011-11-26 22:19 310.5  #780  869   Y   Faerder Lt., Norway
2011-11-26 23:13 310    #466  928   Y   Cap Ferret, France
2012-02-24 22:42 309.5  #689  544   Y   Nash Point Lt, Wales (UK)
2011-11-26 22:18 309    #463  743   Y   Pen Men, France
2011-11-26 22:16 308.5  #462  727   Y   Pont de Buis, France
2012-02-25 01:12 308    #761  629       Gross Mohrdorf, Germany
2011-11-27 01:00 308    #484  2944  Y   Horta, Azores (Portugal)
2012-02-25 02:02 307.5  #680  420       St Catherines Point Lt, England (UK)
2012-02-26 01:35 307    #530  1349  Y   Ristna Lt., Estonia
2012-02-24 22:36 306    #681  703   Y   Lizard Lt., England (UK)
2011-11-27 01:28 304.8  #468  1065  Y   Cape Bear Lighthouse, France
2012-02-24 22:35 304.5  #535  1172  Y   Klaipeda Rear Lt., Lithuania
2012-02-25 00:02 303.5  #763  361       Zeven, Germany
2011-11-27 02:20 303    #046  6552  Y   Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
2012-02-24 22:34 302.5  #760  297   Y   Koblenz, Germany
2012-02-24 22:32 302    #426  66    Y   Gilze Rijen, Holland
2012-02-25 18:39 301.5  #604  1439  Y   Turku, Finland
2011-11-27 02:20 301    #058  6128  Y   Crownsville  (Annapolis), Maryland, USA
2011-11-27 00:20 300    #900   ?    Y   Carvana, Bulgaria
2011-11-25 20:44 299.5  #726  1245  Y   Skutskar, Sweden
2012-02-25 00:20 299.5  #688  209       North Foreland, England (UK)
2012-02-25 01:20 299    #460  469       Gatteville, France
2012-02-25 01:00 298.5  #762  337       Dune Helgoland, Germany
2012-02-25 00:05 298    #734  1148  Y   Nynäshavn, Sweden
2011-11-26 18:00 297.5  #730  1044  Y   Hoburg, Slovenia
2012-02-25 00:37 297.5  #682  597   Y   Point Lynas Lt., Wales (UK)
2012-02-25 00:33 297    #686  696   Y   Girdle Ness, Scotland (UK)
2012-02-25 23:11 296.5  #736  789   Y   Gothenburg, Sweden
2012-02-25 23:07 296    #710  748   Y   Skagen West Lt, Denmark
2011-11-25 22:58 296    #508  1438  Y   Cabo Finisterre, Spain
2012-02-25 00:54 295.5  #684  979   Y   Butt Of Lewis, Scotland (UK)
2012-01-21 17:02 295.5  #531  1686  Y   Narva, Estonia
2012-02-25 00:52 295    #850   ?    Y   Obristvi, Czech Republic
2012-02-26 18:00 295    #504  1200  Y   Cabo Penas, Spain
2011-06-26 01:05 294.5  #522  1407  Y   Cala Figuera, Balearic Islands (Spain)
2012-02-24 22:24 294    #428  148   Y   Vlieland Lt, Holland
2012-02-24 23:06 293.5  #764  450   Y   Iffezheim, Germany
2012-02-26 01:10 293.5  #600  1520  Y   Porkkala Pilot Station, Finland
2011-11-26 23:58 293    #665  967   Y   Loop Head Lt., Ireland
2012-02-26 00:17 292.5  #607  1584  Y   Haarajoki, Finland
2012-02-24 23:49 292    #720  882   Y   Holmsjö, Sweden
2012-02-24 23:46 291.5  #685  932   Y   Sumburgh Head, Shetland Islands (UK)
2012-02-24 22:22 291    #691  387   Y   Wormleighton, England (UK)
2012-02-24 22:17 290.5  #687  372   Y   Flamborough Head Lt., England (UK)
2011-11-25 20:45 290.5  #608  1706  Y   Kokkola, Finland
2012-02-24 23:31 290    #705  463   Y   Blavandshuk Lt, Denmark
2012-02-24 22:16 289.5  #700  779   Y   Hammarodde Lt. Bornholm, Denmark
2011-06-26 23:03 289.5  #414  1952  Y   Raufarhofn, Iceland
2012-02-24 23:42 289    #724  1555  Y   Jarnas, Sweden
2011-06-26 02:07 289    #502  1161  Y   Cabo Mayor, Spain
2012-02-26 01:03 288.5  #738  976   Y   Otterbacken, Sweden
2012-02-25 22:36 288.5  #670  898   Y   Tory Island Lt., Ireland
2011-11-27 00:15 288    #095  2464  Y   Yenikalsky, Ukraine
2012-02-26 01:59 287.5  #715  1292  Y   Thorshavn, Faroe Islands (Denmark)
2011-11-25 20:00 287.5  #601  1480  Y   Mantyluoto, Finland
2011-06-26 02:05 287.5  #486  2685  Y   Porto Santo, Madeira (Portugal)
2012-02-24 22:00 287    #606  1696  Y   Klamila, Finland
2012-02-26 01:00 286.5  #793  1757  Y   Skomvaer Lt. / Roest Isl., Norway
2011-11-26 00:07 286.5  #469  1019  Y   Porquerolles, France
2011-06-26 02:06 286    #526  1384  Y   Castellon, Spain
2012-02-25 22:28 285.5  #693  703   Y   Earls Hill / Stirling, Scotland (UK)
2011-11-26 18:02 285    #500  1091  Y   Cabo Machicharo, Spain
2011-11-26 21:56 284    #660  972   Y   Mizen Head, Ireland
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Output Generated by WWSU 6.3.7 (Alex Wiecek VE3GOP, 2007)
Total number of beacons during this CLE/Session -  80
Total number of new beacons during this CLE/Session -  66
Total number of beacons logged -  248

Saturday, 27 August 2011

QSL's

A few newish QSL's that I have just scanned.


518 khz NMA Boston USA


518 khz NMG New Orleans USA




518 khz VCG Riviere-au-Renard. Canada


518 khz EJK Valentia Ireland


1368 khz MANX Radio


891 - Radio 538 Hulsberg The Netherlands

Monday, 7 December 2009

Tropical Bands QSL's

During the late 70's and early 80's the Tropical bands on 90 and 60 metres produced some wonderful dx from Latin America, Indonesia, PNG and Africa. Here are a few QSL's that I collected over the years.

4966 khz Radio San Miguel in Peru

4775 Radio Tarma - Peru

5567 khz Radio Nueva Vida Colombia


5981 khz - Union Radio Guatemala
5055 kHz TIBC The Lighthouse of the Caribbean - Costa Rica

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Mediumwave QSL's

Here are a few MW QSL's which I have just scanned. Click to view


1053 JOAR Nagoya Japan


1179 JOOR - Japan


710 WOR New York

710 WOR New York

1070 CBA Moncton  Canada - Now off air

1070 CBA Moncton - Canada

1500 khz WWWT New York

This is for the last days of 531 khz Musikwelle (Switzerland) on air
3 days later it left the air forever.


 531 khz Musikwelle - Switzerland


531 khz Musikwelle - Switzerland

Knollehof - Veurne Belgium DXpeditions

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. Dunk...