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Last update: 7 July 2010

Hello,

These pages were at first made for members of the Benelux DX-Club. Johan Veldhuis and I made a trip from Metz (F) via Luxembourg, Belgium and the south of the Netherlands with the purpose of making beacon pictures. The problems encountered in finding those beacons resulted in building a loop antenna. After building two of those antennas we made another trip in England. We made a lot of beacon pictures there.
At this place I started a try-out for a beacon-picture site. That site had first its place at Johan's provider and is in 2008 moved to a hosting provider together with this site. So I have a bit room left to make this part of my site more official.
This page gives you some short descriptions about what you can find on this part of my site.

Loop antenna

For finding the beacons we needed an antenna that gave a line on which the beacon stays. Two or more of those lines on a map, from different starting points, will cross somewhere and that is the place you have to go to look for the beacon. When building a second antenna I made pictures of the building process to show how it's done. At the end of this page I placed a list of NDB's received in about a year using the first loop antenna in Zoeterwoude.

Beacon Journey 2006

The story about a week beacon hunting in Belgium and France. With some pictures to taste the atmosphere.

Beacon Journey 2008/1 & 2009/1

The story about a week beacon hunting in Germany. Of course with some pictures to taste the atmosphere.

Beacon Journey 2008/2 & 2009/2

The story about two weeks beacon hunting in France. Also with some pictures to taste the atmosphere.
Sorry, 2008 story is not available in english.

Beacon Journey 2009/3

The story about a week beacon hunting in the north of France. Also with some pictures to taste the atmosphere.

Beacon things

This page is meant for tips & tricks, answering questions and so on. Here you find also pictures of different kinds of beacons.

Beacon pictures Johan

This is a link to the beacon pictures site of Johan Veldhuis. There are about 340 beacons at this site. We have translated this site into English too.