Less than 48 hours to Aihkiniemi…

Right now preparing for my AIH22 expedition to Aihkiniemi in the northernmost part of Finnish Lapland. I’m leaving Vardø early on saturday morning, and ETA in Aihkinimi is around 10:00 UTC the same day. Driving time to Aihkiniemi from Vardø on summer roads is somewhere between 3,5 to 4 hours, but in the winter, on icy roads one has to expect at least one hour more in the driving seat. Besides all the snow and ice, the sun is now below the horizon 24/7 and one has to drive very carefully due to the risk of accidents with moose and reindeers. These buddies are difficult to spot in the darkness, especially if one is driving too fast.

Conditions is expected to be rather poor during the first one or two days of the expedition, due to an upcoming high speed proton stream and the smorgasboard of other disturbances that’s occouring right now, but hopefully the conditions will improve gradually later on.

There’s no internet available in Aihkiniemi, except via the cellphone net. I will try to have daily updates here in the blog, using my Samsung Galaxy Tab, but don’t expect too much as the roaming costs are outrageous.

73!

Hans

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About Hans

Male. 50 years young. DX:er since 1980. In September 2011 I moved up to Vardø on Vardøya Island (EU-141) to start working as manager for the Coast Radio station in Vardø. I feel very lucky to have this opportunity to work with the thing that I think is the most interesting in the whole world - Radio! My main interest is, yeah - you guessed right: Radio. I'm a ham radio operator, holding the callsign LA2MOA. My main radio interests is low power operation and low band DXing on the amateur bands, but also mediumwave and tropical band DX-listening. I'm also interested in angling, fly-fishing and fly-tying. The area around Vardø offers some great opportunities to do all of this. And, since I'm of swedish origin, I'm also madly interested in ice-hockey and since 35 years I'm a hardcore supporter of Rögle BK in Ängelholm - one of the few really true hockey clubs left in Sweden.

Posted on 22. November 2012, in DXpeditions. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Wish you success in the DXPedition. :))

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