The Netherlands was the second of 9 DXCC Entities that we visited during our Central Europe Trip. Total QSO Statistics for Netherlands can be seen here.
Kasteel de Hoogenweerth in Maastricht, Netherlands.
Kasteel De Hoogenweerth
We left Bad Ems, Germany very early in the morning, so we made it to Maastricht before our room was ready. We took some time to look around and take pictures of the castle.
First QSOs in the Netherlands
Still waiting for our room, we set up with the antenna at the edge of the castle property.
The “I Love Paris” Suite
We finally got our room. First order of business… take a nap. That is, if the noisy peacock will let us.
Second attempt at making QSOs
After a good nap and before dinner, we wanted to try to make some more contacts while in the Netherlands.
Hoisting the telescopic antenna. We drove outside of town and parked the car in a wheat field.
We had everything going for us except band conditions.
What kind of fruit is growing on these trees? The car was parked across the road from some fruit trees. We had to get a closer look because we could not figure out what kind of fruit it was.
We had a brief period of semi-sun, but it was still a little chilly.
SOFA is the restaurant located on the grounds of the Kasteel De Hoogenweerth
Friuli Colli Orientali Pinot Grigio from the Visintini winery in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia wine region of Northern Italy-
Early morning activity while Karen sleeps
After Dinner in Netherlands
Dave, WJ2O, was awake and on the air early in the morning while Karen, K2KAR, was still asleep.
Monstrous in-room breakfast in Netherlands The breakfast tray consisted of many breads, meats, and cheeses, soft boiled eggs, yogurt, fruit, and pastries. There were even chocolate and rainbow sprinkles to put on your toast!
PA/WJ2O and PA/K2KAR QSL Card Front
PA/WJ2O and PA/K2KAR QSL Card Back
Dave, WJ2O, operating at Kasteel de Hoogenweerth in Maastricht, Netherlands.
The mobile set-up:
Connection to the battery
Tarheel telescoping antenna attached to trunk lip
Maastricht, Netherlands is the second stop on our Central Europe Trip.
Driving across the border into Netherlands