Aihkiniemi; AIH42 DX-pedition approaching

Hi all!

Right now preparing for my AIH42 DX-pedition in Aihkiniemi, Finnish Lapland, November 29 to December 6. I’m planning to use two SDR-receivers, the Elad FDM-S2 with Studio 1 software and the Afedri SDR-NET v3.0 with SDR-console. In addition I will also use my trusty Eton E1, primarely for checking pacific stations on shortwave (still looking for The Cross on 4755 kHz, hihi). The fantastic AIH antenna farm will be loaded via two excellent preamplifiers from Advanced Receiver Research, one preamp per SDR receiver (the E1 will share antennas with the FDM-S2 by means of an passive splitter).

I have no high hopes regarding the conditions. This autumn and early winter has been a mixture of flares, CME’s, Aurora Borealis and geomagnetic storms, in combination with short periods of pretty useable conditions. I hope, however, for a few days with the trans-polar path open for signals from North America and the Far East. We’ll see what happens.

There will be no online updates while I’m in Aihkiniemi, but I will have the first log-draft ready for publishing as soon as I’m back home in Vardø again.

Fingers crossed now…



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 2014, in DXpeditions. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Aihkiniemi, a dream for real DXers, hope the sun is your friend. Enjoy your DXpedition Hans! 73 from Salzburg, Christoph

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