24. October 2019
Technology

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Today

24 October 2019
Today is this year's day number 296. We are in week 43, and have 69 days left of 2019.

At this day in history:
The FN Day is celebrated.
1648The Swiss Confederation is recognized.
1795Poland's divisions: The Polish-Lithuanian real union was completely divided between Austria, Preussen and Russia.
1861The first transcontinental telegraph line is completed in the United States of America and the pony press is closed.
1907The big sms SMS" Scharnhorst "is put into operation.
1928Muhammad Beheshti, Iranian politician (d. 1981) was born.
1929The black thursday on the New York Stock Exchange.
1935Italy invades Ethiopia.
1936Bill Wyman, British musician (Rolling Stones) was born.
1942Quisling government adopts a law on expropriation of all Jews "property.
1945The UN Covenant came into force.
1945Vidkun Quisling executed at Akershus fortress, Oslo.
1945Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian politician and officer (born 1887) died.
1957Christian Dior, French fashion designer (born 1905) died.
1964Frode Grodås, Norwegian football player was born.
1966Roman Abramovich, Russian businessman was born.
1970Kjell Storelid, Norwegian skating runner was born.
1972Bertrand Besigye, Norwegian author was born.
1973Arms cease in the Yom Kippur war and the fighting ceases.
1973Levi Leipheimer, American cyclist was born.

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

School Band Tour to Germany

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.
Vinterpalasset (Eremitage) i St. Petersburg. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from the Eremitage in St. Petersburg

Yaesu FT-2000

QSO number 1000

Today I have passed QSO number 1000, which is entered in my log. QSO number 1000 was with DL6XAZ on PSK31.
Demo av mobilt kontrollrom for Nødnett. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Super user course for Nødnett

Nødnett is a digital nationwide multi-agency public safety network. The network will be expanded throughout the country and completed in 2015.
Fredrikstad Mekaniske Verksted. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Pictures from Fredrikstad

Pictures from Fredrikstad and Fredrikstad Mekaniske Verksted.