27 May 2018

Vasa ship

On August 10, 1628, the ship “Vasa” wrecked on her maiden voyage on her way from Stockholm harbor.

The Vasa museum houses the world’s only preserved ship from the 17th century, telling the history of the ship.


Today the last FM transmitters are turned off, or?

Since the first shutdown of FM transmitters in Nordland county on January 11 this year, FM transmitters across the country have been turned off region by region. The last region where FM transmitters are switched off were in Troms and Finnmark.


The spy plane that disappeared

Friday, June 13, 1952, a DC-3 takes off from Bromma airport. On board are eight people on a top secret operation. The plane never returns and remains gone for over 50 years.


Frankfurt am Main: Main Tower and Frankfurt Zoo

Frankfurt am Main is the largest city in the German state of Hessen and the fifth largest city in Germany. The city has a lot to offer; From the top of the Main Tower there is a wonderful view of the city and in the Frankfurt Zoo you can meet around 450 different species of animals.


27 May 2018
Today is this year's day number 146. We are in week 21, and have 219 days left of 2018.

At this day in history:
1328Philip VI is crowned King of France.
1703Tsar Peter the Great the founder of St. Petersburg.
1837Wild Bill Hickok, gunfighter (d. 1876) was born.
1883Alexander III is crowned czar of Russia.
1894Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French author (d. 1961) was born.
1894Dashiell Hammett, American writer (d. 1961) was born.
1895Oscar Wilde will be sent to jail for sodomy.
1905King Oscar II refuses to sanction the Norwegian government's proposed law on a separate consular service. The ministers refused to countersign the decision and delivered his farewell applications, the king refused to grant. Thus, "the short lovlinje" against union fungus.
1907A bubonic plague epidemic breaks out in San Francisco, USA.
1919Afghanistan becomes independent.
1935Karen-Christine Friele, Norwegian writer and gay activist was born.
1940World War II: Bodo bombed by the Luftwaffe. 60 percent of the city to be ruined, and over 3,000 of the town's 6,000 residents are homeless, but only 15 people perish. .
1941World War II: The German battleship DKM Bismarck submerged in the Atlantic Ocean. 2,091 German sailors killed. .
1967Paul Gascoigne, English footballer was born.
1978Adin Brown, American football player was born.
1984Pablo Mills, English footballer was born.
1995Christopher Reeve paralyzed after a serious riding accident.

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Forsvarsmuseet. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from the Defence Museum

Pictures from the visit to the Defence Museum.
LA6CSA Pål og speidere ved radioen i en QSO (samtale) med en annen JOTA-stasjon. Foto: Paul Henrik Wanderås

Camp JOTA 2012

Camp JOTA 2012 gathered scouts from Fagerstrand and 1 Nesodden Jaer, and radio amateurs from Oslo Group of NRRL to a radioactive weekend where scouts from around the world could talk together using amateur radio.
Rune og Nils Harald i de siste forberedelsene før sending. Foto: Pål Stagnes

New owners of Radio Rauma

Åndalsnes Avis announced today that Radio Rauma has got new owners. On this occasion I have found some pictures from that time I was working for the station.

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Amateur Radio

Going to the Ham Radio fair in Friedrichshafen

2 August 2013

Ham Radio fair in Friedrichshafen has brought nearly 15,000 exhibitors and visitors from all continents. The exhibition which is Europe’s largest of its kind this year was staged for the 38th time.

På tur med skolekorpset til Tyskland (1991). Foto: Pål Stagnes

School Band Tour to Germany

25 August 2012

It is the summer of 1991 and I have just completed the youth school. One day in June, I met up at Realskolen to travel on a school band tour with Åndalsnes school band to Germany.