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Svalbard 1998



Early in June 1998, Knut and me took at long-weekend at Longyearbyen. It was amazing to see the special landscape of Svalbard. We got the chance to loan the shack of the club station, JW5E, a small cabin close to the sea. Operating from JW is a nice but very special experience. Operating SSB on the short wavebands you soon have a great pile-up from the whole world.
We are not DX-guys really, but this was funny after all. :-)
We also had a Toshiba laptop computer with us, and worked some SSTV stations as well.

We where nicely guided around in Longyearbyen by Sven, JW(LA)6MY, also showing us around at the airport where he was working. Here is a small amount digital pictures from the

In Norwegian..:
Knut (LA2NCA) og jeg tok en tur til Longyearbyen tidlig i juni 1998. Vi kjørte selvsagt en del radio fra JW5E, stasjonen til radiogruppa der oppe. Vi hadde med Toshiba PC og IC-706 og kjørte SSTV samt masse SSB med radioutstyret i shacken der.
Vi ble tatt godt imot og guidet rundt av Sven, LA(JW)6MY.  Her vises noen bilder, tatt med digitalt kamera.

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