70,25 degrees north…
Ok… I’m moving north. Far north. Got a job in Vardø, the easternmost city in Norway and also the only city in Norway situated within the arctic clima-zone. By the end of August I´m getting there! Moving up to this area will let me experience a completely new and different aspect on DXing the mediumwave and tropical bands. Ok, yes… I’m moving up here just before the peak of the 12 year solar activity cykle, which occurs in May 2012. Bad timing, huh?? Well, even if the band conditions mostly will be poor and/or disturbed, I expect to hear radio stations that I could only dream about hearing before I got this opportunity to move up north.
This blog is about my preparations for the move, choice of receiving equipment and antennas – and when I’m settled in Vardø – what I actually have heard up there.