Sunday, November 28, 2010

Instead Of Dismantling An Old Radio And TV-tower

You can do this.

65 meters tall, this mini Eiffel-tower known in Berlevag as "Linken" ("the link") was erected in 1970 to house the NRK FM and TV repeaters. Nowadays it's used for mobile phone antennas and the owner Telenor had in fact thought of dismantling it. The municipality decided it could be put to better use, so they illuminated it with LED lamps. The link is a live cam, so you'll also get an impression of the weather in Berlevag (at the time of writing, a fresh breeze and snow showers).

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

A Weekend In Helsinki

Together with 14 ex-colleagues from the Municipality of Berlevag, I visited Helsinki last weekend. Not to anyone's surprise, I also met with several Finnish DX-ers. Jim Solatie and I had a splendid sushi lunch/dinner at Norisushi on Friday, and on Saturday I spent the better part of a full day with Antti Aaltonen, Håkan Sundman, Hannu Tikkanen and Mika Mäkelainen. It ended in the Belgian restaurant Belge, downtown Helsinki. I also had the chance to meet Jan-Erik Österholm and Hannu Niilekselä on the Helsinki airport on Sunday. They and Håkan were on their way to Lemmenjoki that day to take part in their LEM hostess Kristiina's funeral. Here are a few photos. Yes, we did eat and drink a lot.
Håkan, Hannu, Mika and Antti

From left: Yours truly, Mika, Hannu, Håkan. Photo: Antti Aaltonen
Part of Helsinki's sea front

The sushi plate at Norisushi. And a Sapporo beer to match

Bjarne, Antti, Mika, Håkan. Photo: Hannu Tikkanen