Dutch National Windmill and Waterpumpstation weekend

11th and 12th of May 2019 !!!

On Saturday and Sunday, 11th/12th May 2019 the Netherlands will be holding a National Windmill and Pumping Station weekend during which many windmills and pumping stations will be open to the public to view. Guides will be in attendance to explain the operation of the machinery and to answer questions.

For many years, in the U.K., the events of this weekend have been shared with amateur radio stations and became known as the Mills on the Air weekend. In 2009 Jelle (PD5JFK) and Bernard (PB7Z) decided to set up for the first time their own special radio station to contact mills in Holland and elsewhere in Europe and so advertise the opening of Windmills and Pumping Stations. This proved to be so popular with millers and volunteers alike that they were encouraged to repeat this promotion each year and this year is the 9th year.

This event has proved to be an excellent way to advertise the hobby of amateur radio to the many members of the public who visit the mills and pumping stations. It is not generally realised how distant our amateur radio communications can travel and with experts on hand to explain the operations as they are taking place within the mill.

On this page we are showing those windmills and pumping stations that will be on air over the weekend of 11/12th May 2018 not only in Holland but in other European countries as well. If you would like to register your mill on the air please contact us on nationalemolendag@gmail.com and we will do the rest.

 See here some nice short movies from Mills on the Air in action

This Award can be made to any station working:

a)      Six different windmills or pumping stations or,

b)      Six QSOs with windmills or pumping stations on different Bands/Modes.


There is one way to receive the Award 

We only do the free pdf award via email only from 2016... There were not much that would like the paper version...

Please note that this Award scheme is open also to SWLs and winners will have a special PDF version sent via email. We will require the log to be sent by email showing the QSOs of both stations. The Award will be free sent via email.



The Award can be applied via: pb7z@ziggo.nl

The 2019 AWARD -->>  

Faq for Mills on the Air (Dutch only)

Faq for the Mills on the Air (English)



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