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 a group of Danish radio amateurs living on Northern 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 members are taking advantage of ordinary radio stations with a power output between 50 and 150 Watts. The antennas are simple wire antennas that in some cases are homebrewed and at a cost of a few dollars or less.