Contest & Fieldday Activities
Dear Visitor in this section of my Website I will try to give you an summary of my activities related to fielddays and the leading Contests in which I generally compete.
My first Fieldday participation was in 1968 together with ON4IF and ON5MG. It was an exciting experiment, but after all we knew that we had to learn the hard way to rich to top.
In 1972 we founded the " The Brussels DX Team " (BDX). The founder members were:
- ON4IF, George (†)
- ON5MG, Gerard (†)
- ON5GQ, Bernard
- ON5SQ, SV0XAE Jacky, resident in Greece
- ON6GQ, Lillian (†)
- ONL 1924, Michel, ON4GO in 1974
For the Fieldday we chose a good location in the Ardennes, a place named, ANLIERS.From that location we participated several years in the CW Fieldday and each year we competed under a different Call from a member. Every year that we participated we won the first place Trophy. I got the honor to get this Trophy in 1976.
(From this first period I didn't find any photograph, all my souvenirs are on 8 mm film.)
Later on we moved to an other location around the area of Vielsalm in 1985.
Meanwhile some new members joined the BDX Fieldday Team
- ON5LF, Freddy
- ON7RN , Eric
- ON7ZB, Bruno
- ON5PV, Philippe
From the period 1985 until 1988 you will find some pictures, click on the link to enter in the picture gallery.
In 1990 I moved from the Brussels area to Keerbergen, about 15 miles from the capital and finally a few years later I left the BDX Team and that is until now the end of my Fieldday activity.
After BDX I became member of the UBA section of Mechelen MCL but here I can't find any interest in DX or contests, I stay only member to receive my QSL's and concentrate me on contests and DX activities at home.
All comments herein are the authors opinion only