18. February 2019
Travel

Interrailing to Spain

At Easter I chose to travel to Spain in a slightly different way; I bought an Interrail ticket and took the train.

Travel

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.

Travel

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.

Technology

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.

Today

18 February 2019
Today is this year's day number 48. We are in week 08, and have 317 days left of 2019.

At this day in history:
999Pope Gregory V (e. Approximately 972) died.
1516Queen Mary I of England (d. 1558) was born.
1530Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1578) was born.
1546Martin Luther, German religious reformer (b. 1483) died.
1745Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist (d. 1827) was born.
1838Ernst Mach, Austrian physicist and filosoft (d. 1916) was born.
1846Wilson Barrett, English actor and dramatist (d. 1904), was born.
1849Alexander Kielland, Norwegian author (d. 1906) was born.
1858Louise Marie Amélie, daughter of Leopold II of Belgium (d. 1924) was born.
1859Sholom Aleichem, Ukrainian humorist and writer (d. 1916) was born.
1861Jefferson Davis is sworn in as the first and only president of the Confederate States of America.
1861Victor Emmanuel of Piedmont, Savoy and Sardinia are Italian king.
1871Harry Brearley, British inventor of stainless steel (d. 1948) was born.
1887Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek poet and author (d. 1957) was born.
1890Adolphe Menjou, American actor (d. 1963) was born.
1892Wendell Wilkie, American politician and presidential candidate (d. 1944) was born.
1896Andre Breton, French author, poet and surrealist theorist (d. 1966) was born.
1898Enzo Ferrari, Italian race car driver and producer (d. 1988) was born.
1899Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician (b. 1842) died.
1913Raymond Poincaré becomes French president.

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Aker Brygge. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from downtown Oslo and Aker Brygge

Pictures from downtown Oslo and Aker Brygge.

Pictures from LA4O Field Day 2010

Pictures from LA4O Field Day 2010. QTH: Trollvann, Oslo.

Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen

The Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen has the world's largest and most important collection of history and technology related to the Zeppelin airship.

HarbourEx15 – Norway’s Largest Civilian Exercise

In April 2015 NRRL Sambandstjenesten attended HarbourEx15. This exercise is the largest civilian exercise that is carried out in Norway.
Berlinderdomen. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from Berlin

On our Europe trip we drove to Berlin.