I had 10 minutes to try and work E30FB from Eritrea this morning. I found them working a reasonable pile-up on 12m SSB with signals between S1 and S7. So there was a chance! And yes after a couple of calls I was in the log for the second ATNO of this year. It seems hamradio is sport in countries like Japan and China. I wish the would see it like that here!
The weather was great here today and we had to do some chores around the house. We visited the Eemshaven (harbour ~ 3km from here) in the afternoon to view a large cruiseship we could see above the dykes at the horizon from our backyard. The industry at the Eemshaven is growing quite fast and everytime we visit we see new things.
We made photos from both sides. I'm sorry for the quality as it is made with the camera of my phone. The ship doesn't look big on the photo but it is. The windmill on the foreground has a height of 100m.
The photo shows part of a train cargo of more military vehicles. They are being shipped to or from Mali in Africa were the dutch military is fighting against "Boko Haram".
On our way to the other side of the harbour I made some photos I never made before from this large mast. I guess it is about 60m heigh and I don't know if it is used. It looks like a beacon mast. I have been doing some searching on the internet but cannot find anything about it. This is about 4km from our house.
On the other side of the harbour is a great view on the new powerplants. You can see the smoke of this powerplant from about 25km far away. They say there is no harm for the environment, or very little due to good filtering. But still they use coal the make electricity. They don't fool me!