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Hi! I’m Filip, ON7FD. Tech geek and of course an amateur radio operator for almost 30 years based in West-Flanders, Belgium – Europe. This site showcases some of the stuff I get up to, with the odd review and how-to.

Prefer operating on shortwave (HF) in SSB and experiments now and then with FT8 and other digital modes.

Main Ham Radio interests are DX hunting and antenna/propagation studies.

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ON7FD Tower with Hexbeam

It is not the class of license the amateur holds, but the class of the amateur thats hold the license.

Ham Radio Wisdom...

When Everything Else Fails. Amateur Radio often times is the last line of defense.

Ham Radio Wisdom...

Ham Radio Operators do It with Greater Frequency.

Ham Radio Wisdom...

May the Morse be with you.

Ham Radio Wisdom...

Eat, Sleep, Ham Radio, Repeat.

Ham Radio Wisdom...

Never Underestimate the Power of an old man with a Ham Radio.

Ham Radio Wisdom...

Ham Radio Operators were created because smartphone users need Heroes.

Ham Radio Wisdom...

A day without Ham Radio probably won’t kill me but why take the chance?

Ham Radio Wisdom...

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Ham Radio Wisdom...


Latest contacts on the ON7FD Logbook.

QSL info

I love receiving paper QSL-cards and are greatly appreciated.


Current used Ham Radio equipment in and outside the Ham Shack.


Some common Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) terms explained.