Hammershus Castle ruins viewed from Hammer Harbour
Antennas should be heard, not seen!
Hammer solid rock
DX as simple as possible
North Bornholm DX Group
North Eastern coast, beach at Sandkaas.
North Bornholm DX Group (NBDXG) is an informal group of Danish radio amateurs with residence on the Northern part of Bornholm Island (IOTA EU-030).
We have, however, supporters elsewhere.
Our purpose is to work DX with small means, and we want to demonstrate to other radio amateurs, that it is, actually, possible to work DX with great success without spending ones lifetime savings.
A radio amateur’s home doesn’t need look like something a former coastal radio station would be envious of.
We beleive, that the radio amateur’s hobby is for anyone, including those who doesn’t have a bank account that can pay for enormous towers and full-size beams. Also not everyone has housing conditions that make it possible to have such antennas.
There’s no need to buy equipment at several thousand dollars to work DX.
Less can do it, yes MUCH less can do it!
A good used transceiver at a few hundred dollars and a simple wire or vertical antenna can do it.
BUT IT REQUIRES PATIENCE AND GOOD OPERATOR TECHNIQUE and a bit of luck!
The Group’s participants are taking advantage of ordinary radio stations with a power output around 100 Watt. The antennas are simple wire or vertical antennas that in some cases are homebrewed and at a cost of a few dollars or less.
NBDXG is not an association or union. We have no president, no board of directors, no Articles of Association or membership fee payment.
We are just an informal group of radio amateurs residing on Northern Bornholm Island and interested in DX with small means.