ON – Bastogne, Belgium

Dates: 24 June 2015

Callsign: ON/WJ2O and ON/K2KAR

/ON – Bastogne, Belgium
ON – Bastogne, Belgium 2019-06-09T13:55:06-05:00

Belgium is the third of 10 DXCC Entities we visited during our Central Europe Trip. Total QSO Statistics for Belgium can be seen here.

Allied tank in Bastogne, Belgium where we operated as ON/ WJ2O & ON/K2KAR.

A little history. The Siege of Bastogne was an engagement in December 1944 between American and German forces at the Belgian town of Bastogne, as part of the larger Battle of the Bulge.


Downtown Bastogne


Downtown Bastogne for our ham radio operation as ON/ WJ2O and ON/K2KAR in Belgium,

Downtown Bastogne was pretty neat. We stopped for lunch.

ON/ WJ2O Dave with ON/K2KAR in a restaurante Belgium.

With Karen, K2KAR at Wagon Léo Brasserie-Restaurant

We had real Belgium waffles we we operated as ON/ WJ2O and ON/K2KAR.

Real “Cross My Heart And Hope To Die” Belgium Waffles.


Bastogne War Museum


Bastone war museum as we tour the city after our opeaation as ON/WJ2O and ON/K2KAR in Belgium.

Karen, K2KAR found a striaght key to operate in Belgium.

K2KAR on a straight key at the Bastogne War Museum.

K2KAR on a straight key at the Bastogne War Museum.


The Gentry


Belgium Gentry

Belgium Gentry


The Dauer


Belgium Dauer

Belgium Dauer

ON/WJ2O and ON/K2KAR QSL Card Front

ON/WJ2O and ON/K2KAR QSL Card Front

ON/WJ2O and ON/K2KAR QSL Back

ON/WJ2O and ON/K2KAR QSL card back.

QSL By: KB3IFH
Mobile operation as ON/WJ2O and ON/K2KAR from Belgium.

Another random parking spot, near Bastogne, Belgium

Mobile operation as ON/WJ2O and ON/K2KAR from Belgium.

A random parking spot, roadside in Belgium

The mobile set-up:

Battery Connection for the mobile operation as ON/WJ2O and ON/K2KAR from Belgium.

Connection to the battery

Battery conection for the Battery Connection for the mobile operation as ON/WJ2O and ON/K2KAR from Belgium.
Car interior showing cables for the HBattery Connection for the mobile operation as ON/WJ2O and ON/K2KAR from Belgium.
Tarhell antenna for the Battery Connection for the mobile operation as ON/WJ2O and ON/K2KAR from Belgium.

Tarheel telescoping antenna attached to trunk lip

Tarheel antenna for the Battery Connection for the mobile operation as ON/WJ2O and ON/K2KAR from Belgium.

Belgium was the 3rd country of our Central Europe Trip.

Trip Map for the ON/WJ2O and ON/K2KAR, in Belgium.

We operated mobile as ON/WJ2O and ON/K2KAR, from Belgium

Driving into a long tunnel in Liege, Belgium