About me:

Currently using 3 remote SDRs (with SDR anywhere open software) located on the island of Smöla in central Norway with 3 beverage antennas 500-700 meter long, directed  290, 315 and 340 degrees, partly owned by the old Norwegian DXLC members.

Here is a story about this location (in Norwegian):

http://www.ladxg.no/upload_folder/2015/LA2XPA_Pres_LADXGmoete_2015.pdf

(Also using the KONG Cloud SDR (RF Space) in arctic Norway, with a 50 m L antenna.Owner is Bjarne (http://arcticdx.blogspot.no/))

Background:

DX-ing has been my hobby since 1966 when I was 13 years old. Early years in Stjørdal, I was listening to shortwave broadcast stations and pirate radio stations on medium wave (offshore stations) , trying to get QSL-cards from as many countries and stations as possible, using first a Radionette Symfoni, and a portable Kurér (both made in Norway). Both got worn out unfortunately after some time.

In 67 or 68, I bought a K.W.E.A, a German 2nd ww radio from a HAM for 100 NOK. Heavy shit, it weighs about 40 kgs.

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Swapped that later together with a L.W.E.A (which I got free from an other person when he moved) with an even larger Collins receiver

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Sold that to a collector in Sweden in 1991 after my wife didn’t appreciate that beast staying in the bedroom.

I got my Amateur Radio licence in 1970 as LA2TO, and have been DX-ing and doing Ham radio somewhat irregularly over the years since then. I liked contests and DX-hunting on HAM radio.

A HAM transceiver, ICOM IC 735 was purchased in the early 80-ies. I used that on MW listening also, after an electronic engineer helped me modify it so it didn’t take in the big signals so much on AM.

Total number of countries verified during the active years as DX-er: 150 (EDXC countries list). Number of broadcasting stations: 446

As a HAM I have got confirmed 255 DXCC countries.

I like listening to Trans Atlantic signals on the tropical bands and medium wave band.

Have been inactive as DX-er since early 1990-ies. Because DX-ing from an appartement in Oslo gives me nothing.

Recently, in 2012, our old DX-Listeners Club was closed down and the assets used to establish three SDRs at Smöla island. So from October 2014 old members of the club can use this location.

I am happy I can still sit in my appartement and listen to the signals on these SDRs with beverage antennas directed 290 and 315 degrees.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?oe=UTF8&ie=UTF8&msa=0&mid=ztB68fF4tKNI.kh_X1pj1lx4Y

In the old days we sent letters with return postage, enclosing recording on reel tape, cassettes and later CDs, hoping to get a QSL from the stations. Now it is much faster communication with e-mail, facebook, twitter etc.

Family situation: Married 26 years. 2 sons 15 and 23 years.

Work: Skanfil Auksjoner AS, Norway’s leading auction house for stamps, coins and collectibles.

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Update:

Number of countries has increased to 166 since the new beginning, October 2014. Number of stations has increased to 840 + 127 pirate radio stations.

List of TRANSATLANTIC QSLs updated March 1, 2016

USA QSLs per March 20, 2017

CANADA QSLs per March 20, 2017

Central America QSL per March 20, 2017

South America QSLs per March 20, 2017

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