15. December 2018

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.


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.


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 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.


15 December 2018
Today is this year's day number 348. We are in week 50, and have 17 days left of 2018.

At this day in history:
37Nero, Roman Emperor (d. 68) was born.
130Lucius verus, Roman Emperor (d. 169) was born.
1263King Haakon IV (b. 1204) died.
1832Gustave Eiffel, French engineer (d. 1923) was born.
1852Antoine Henri Becquerel, French physicist and winner of the Nobel Prize (d. 1908) was born.
1853Denmark and Norway Sweden and Norway declare themselves neutral Crimean War.
1890Sitting Bull, the manager of Sioux strain (eg. About 1831) died.
1891James Naismith invents basketball.
1916France beats Germany in the Battle of Verdun.
1928Friedensreich Hundertwasser Austrian multiartist, templates and architect (d. 2000) was born.
1938Fred Anton Maier, Norwegian speed skater and cyclist was born.
1939Gone with the Wind premieres in Atlanta, Georgia.
1944Alton Glenn Miller, American musician (b. 1904), died.
1946The Norwegian National Police will be closed down, but works in a liquidation phase until summer 1947.
1949Don Johnson, American actress was born.
1964CJ Hambro, Norwegian politician (b. 1885) died.
1966Katja von Garnier, German director was born.
1966Walt Disney, animator and cartoonist (b. 1901) died.
1970Michael Garrett Shanks, Canadian actress was born.
1971Jeev Milkha Singh, Indian golfer was born.

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Field Day 2011. QTH: Bygdøy Sjøbad, Oslo.

LA4O Field Day 2011

The purpose of the Radio Day's Field Day is to promote recruitment of new radio amateurs and to strengthen the cooperation between Norwegian radio amateurs. This year, the Oslo group had its Field Day at Bygdøy Sjøbad.
Speidertur til Skihytta. Foto: Pål Stagnes

Scout trip to the ski lodge in Skorgedalen

The ski lodge in Skorgedalen were in the 80's and 90's used for many scout trips. Here is a picture from one of these trips.

OL in Lillehammer

In this flashback you can see some of the pictures I took during the Olympics 20 years ago. Although I have a lack of interest in sports, it was an experience to be in Lillehammer during the Olympics and experience the atmosphere in town.
Bru i Danmark. Foto: Pål Stagnes

En route to Germany

Here is a couple of pictures shot en route to Germany

World Cup in Holmenkollen

In the second weekend in March it was time for festival featuring World Cup in Holmenkollen. Among the thousands of volunteers were 13 radio amateurs from Oslo Group. The radio amateurs were responsible for tracking medical resources, communication network for the jumping competition and operation of  the healthcare communications center with a radio operator and a logger.