19. January 2022

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.


Geostory: Grensen 17

With the app Geostory you can relive the sabotage actions the Oslo gang carried out where they spanned out in the spring of 1944.


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.


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.


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.


19 January 2022
Today is this year's day number 18. We are in week 03, and have 347 days left of 2022.

At this day in history:
1419Hundred Years "War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England, which causes the Normandy becomes part of England.
1520Sten Sture dy, King of Sweden, being mortally wounded in the Battle of Bogesund.
1544King Francis II of France (d. 1560) was born.
1736James Watt, British steam engine pioneer (d. 1819) was born.
1806UK conqueror Cape of Good Hope.
1807Robert E. Lee, US general (d. 1870) was born.
1809Edgar Allan Poe, American poet and author (d. 1849) was born.
1813Sir Henry Bessemer, English inventor (d. 1898) was born.
1839The British East India company conqueror Aden.
1839Paul Cézanne, French painter (d. 1906) was born.
1840Captain Charles Wilkes navigate around Antarctica and claim it was later called Wilkes Land.
1847Olaus Johannes Fjørtoft, Norwegian critic and politician (d. 1878) was born.
1848John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman and statesman (d. 1904), was born.
1851Jacobus Kapteyn, Dutch astronomic (d. 1922) was born.
1865Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French anarchist (b. 1809) died.
1878Henri Victor Regnault, French physicist and chemist (b. 1810) died.
1887Alexander Woollcott, American intellectual (d. 1943) was born.
1897Max Tau, German philosopher and writer (d. 1976) was born.
1905Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher (b. 1817) died.
1915First World War: German Zeppelins bomber Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn in the UK for the first time. More than 20 people are killed. .

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LA4O Field Day 2013

As last year my local ham radio group, Oslogruppen av NRRL, held our annual Field Day at the Norwegian Maritime Museum at Bygdøy.
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.
Bilde tatt fra TAP Air Portugals rute 513 fra Oslo til København. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Air Photo

Photos taken from TAP Air Portugal's route 513 Oslo-Copenhagen and route 514 Copenhagen-Oslo.

Going to the Ham Radio fair in Friedrichshafen

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.

Pictrures from Kragerø

Edvard Munch referred to Kragerø as the "Pearl among the coastal towns". "This city should be painted!" Christian Krohg said when visiting Kragerø. Here are my pictures from the city and the archipelago.