Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
First QSL from the KONG14 reports in my inbox this evening. Very nice e-mail from Curt Teigen at KDLR Devils Lake, ND 1240. Curt informe me that KDLR has been on the air since January 1925! When they start up they didn't have any equipment to play music directly on the air so a women would play piano, accordeon and other music live on the air. They couldn't afford to buy a microfone the first years so they made one out of an old telephone! Curt have, as many from the mid-west states of the USA, many relatives in Norway.
Monday, October 16, 2006
KONG14 ended on Friday 13th. We had 8 great days in Kongsfjord. Conditions was sometimes exelent, weather was OK and the food super. (Thanks to our chef Bjarne). We also had a very tasty dinner at the local guest house one evening. (http://www.kongsfjord-gjestehus.no/) Many hundred hours of recording to listen to the weeks to come and many, many reports to write. Many thanks to Bjarne Mjelde (The host), Jan Alvestad and Tore B. Vik for very nice company! Time to start waiting the first QSL's in the innbox.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
The baggs are packed for the KONG14 DX-expedition. I leave tomorrow at noon and we will be in Kongsfjord late tomorrow evening. The solar weather looks promissing and we hope conditions will be good. Hope to hear some new Pacific stations and ofcause som good North American's. Next update on this blog will be when I come home. News about the expedition can be found at www.kongsfjord.no.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Greg Dourian, General Manager New Northwest Broadcasters, (KJOX Yakima) verified my October 17 2004 (KONG10) today after a follow-up sent to him yesterday. KJOX was heard with a local identification at 1300 UTC in a ESPN satelitte feed programme.