My name is karel born at January 1963 in the dutch/Belgian enclave's Baarle-Nassau/Hertog.
I'm are busy with the radio hobby since 1979 first year on AM with a' president AR-7,
in 1980 we did start with dxing on 11 mtr first rig was a' superstar 360 am/ssb 12 w,
we did make in that year our first home made 3 el beam and many other one's later on.
In 1998 we found it is our time to go for a' licence, we pass with good result in 2000 my
first call (still have him) PD2BNH love to make DX but even more to make a' nice chap so
for me its not alone 5/9 en 73" there's more to talk over then only signal reports
since May 2012 we living in one off the Belgian enclave's in the place Baarle-Hertog/Nassau
with special thanks for my wife she found this nice piece off property 5350 m2 where its
possible to put up my towers again an make the beams we want.
special on this place 1850 m2 is Belgian and 3500 m2 dutch(Netherlands)property,
so my garden is divided in to peace's off nationality Netherlands/Belgian we can't leave
our garden our the front side to go first over a' other country line
special bands for us are 10 mtr 2 mtr and 6 mtr off course we enjoy also all other bands
hope to found you again on the air for a' nice chap enjoy the picture's of our towers/antenna's
last update in the tower 22-11-2013
HF 10/15/20 mtr Force-12 C31XR/H 15mtr/49feet agl 45mtr/147 feet asl
2 mtr 2 X 12 el 12jxx2 16.5 <>19.8 mtr/ 54<>64feet agl top 50mtr/164 feet asl
2/70 cm Diamond X-300 at 20 mtr/65feet agl 50mtr/164feet asl
the force 12 has active 3el on 20mtr 4el on 15 mtr 7 el on 10 mtr at full space no traps
view of the complete tower with the force-12 C31XR/h and the the 2 x 12 el jxx2 beams
closer view off the ant tower and ant systems
view from the other side bit closer
Close-up photo off the force-12 C31XR/H and the 2 X 12jxx2 in stack and the x-300 on the top (radials removed)
how to Putting an big antenna in this 2 x 8 mtr aluminium crank up tower (bijzen)
On this picture we put a" 5 el fritzel fb-53 in the tower but its the same way for other antenna's.
We can work from ground level to put also big ant in this tower at this way without climb into the tower
older setups in this tower
end September <>20 okt 2013 hygain th-7dxx/6el lfa 50 MHz home-made/ 12el 12jxx2/x300 diamond
sept 2012 until march 2013 Hygain th-6-dxx and 12 el i0jxx
mei 2013 until July fritzel 3el fb33 6mtr 6el lfa 2mtr 12el i0jxx lfa not on this picture
august 2013 until end sept 2013 fritzel 5el fb53 6mtr home made 6 el lfa 2mtr 12 el i0jxx
the ways to use my radio when we lay down after a'' operation at my back (hernia) 4 months down at bed
Some info over the strange dutch/Belgian enclave's Baarle-Nassau/Hertog lying in the south of the Netherlands
At some 100 km distance from Amsterdam and Brussels, the village BAARLE lies in the heart of the Kempen and central in the fictitious triangle Tilburg, Turnhout, Breda. Baarle itself is to be found on the border of the provinces Antwerp (Belgium) and North-Brabant (Netherlands). So to speak, since it is not simply a village divided in two by a border.
It is unequivocally the most remarkable village in the world: 30 bits of Belgium and the Netherlands, interwoven with each other, together form this two country puzzle. Some kilometres north of the official state border between Belgium and the Netherlands, the Belgian municipality Baarle-Hertog nests itself as 22 loose puzzle pieces in the Dutch municipality Baarle-Nassau. The latter has on its turn 8 such puzzle pieces in Belgium, of which 7 in the Belgian puzzle pieces.
No where else in the world is known of a municipality so extremely interwoven with a municipality of the neighbour country. This tangle is most visible in geographical respect. But in social, cultural, and economic terms, as well as in the public area, there is a great deal of interaction. Examples are - amongst many others - the mixed (Belgian-Dutch) organisations, the joint international library, the joint cultural centre, common public provisions such as drinking water, gas and sewerage, firms with both a Dutch and Belgian address, and so forth. Typical too is that one, so to speak, at a single glance can observe 2 towns hall, 2 fire services, 2 churches, 2 police services, and double provisions for electricity and telephony.
you can read all at the understand link its the tourist info off oure history this document its in English
photos' how it was when we just buy this property a large grassland for cheep
now just a few views of the garden still without ant tower but plenty space for that
the space behind this little wooden house (make a pirate's home for my son from this old sheep cage ) grassland with cheep
this pace is about 14 mtr wide ant 150 mtr long this pace is Belgium property the place for the first two aluminium crackup towers antenna garden
this is the end of the garden this pace is the dutch side of my (property) garden 35 mtr wide and 100 mtr long
here we will place on the border the 20 mtr tower with later on a 40 mtr beam and the 4 square ant ( planed little contest station)
rest of this get a garden with fruit trees such as apple, pear, nuts with some place for tent or caravans for people who want to stay
there for couple off days (back of the nature camp place so no power and that kind of thinks)
hope to hear you soon again on the air greetings Karel ON2KP OR PD2BNH Baarle-Hertog/Nassau Dutch/Belgian Enclave´s
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