Strictly CW(well, almost) when working "seriously" on HF. Also working some RTTY on HF and JT6M/FSK on 6M from time to time. You may occasionally hear me using a microphone, but that's only when hearing a new DXCC that doesn't work CW/RTTY, when I'm QRV mobile or working via a repeater on FM.
QSL-info:Bureau, direct or electronic via eQSLcc and LoTW. All my QSO's are uploaded to these two services. Help save the rain forests and environment by using electronic QSL:ing! QSL via bureau is OK, but If you are in need of a paper card fast, please QSL direct. No IRC's, nor any green stamps required. IRC's are useless in Norway anyway, but if you like to enclose US$ 2 to cover the return postage, it's highly appreciated. It's diffucult to buy $1 bills in Norway, and I will use them as return postage for my own outgoing direct QSL cards. However, always include a Self Adressed Envelope (SAE), please. Direct QSL's without SAE will be confirmed via buro!
CURRENT QTH: Vardø, Finnmark County. Locator grid: KQ50ni. IOTA: EU-141. The only community in Norway located within the arctic clima zone. We have just three seasons per year: winter, spring and autumn.
NB: If you have worked LA2MOA on VHF before June 30 2008, please note that my locator was JP51bg. From July 1 2008 to July 1 2012 the locator is JP50hw.
My main interests, besides working DX on HF, is building and/or modifying all kinds of radio stations as well as other kinds of station equipment. I love building and using the Elecraft kits, and I have built all their HF rigs. However, my prime interest is working QRP and chase DX on the HF and VHF bands, which is a rather difficult task during periods with low sunspots. I recently started working QRP on satellites - now that's a challenge. But it's fun, fun, FUN! I'm also an avid AM-BCB DXer, and you can learn more about that by visiting my blog on:
Some people say that life is too short for QRP, but I would like to turn this statement upside-down by saying that The World Is Too Small For QRO! At least around the sunspot maximums. There´s nothing wrong with using a linear, whenever it´s needed. Use it, but use it wisely!
Another hobby of mine, is collecting vintage portable receivers, such as the Zenith Trans-Oceanic's and Grundig Satellite's.
Other current active callsigns: SM4TUG
Ex callsigns: SM7TUG, SM1TUG, LA/SM4TUG
73´s DX es BCNU!
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