This blog is about DXing the mediumwave and tropical frequency bands, mainly from the area around Vardø in Finnmark county, Norway, but also from the Aihkiniemi DX-cabin in Finnish Lapland, close to the Norwegian border. Located on Vardøya and Vestervågen Islands at 70,25 degrees north in the Barents Sea, Vardø is the easternmost town in Norway (actually, Vardø is more east than Istanbul in Turkey) and, according to Norsk Meteorologisk Institutt (NMI), the only town in Norway situated within the arctic clima-zone. In this blog you will find my reflections regarding DXing in a location this far north, recordings and logs of radio stations received here as well as thoughtabouts regarding receivers, antennas and other equipment needed for this amazing hobby. Please feel free to comment on any of my posts!
Male. 50 years young. DX:er since October 1980. In the end of August 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 get this opportunity to work with the thing that I think is the most interesting in the whole world – Radio! My main hobby is, yeah – you guessed right: Radio. I’m a ham radio operator, holding the norwegian callsign LA2MOA and swedish ditto SM7TUG . 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, fly-tying and photography. Finnmark county in general, and the area around Vardø in particular 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 a few really true hockey clubs left in Sweden.