I was born in 1970 in Tórshavn, the capital city of the Faroe Islands.
Club station OY6FRA
Me helping out with the JOTA 2014, OY6FRA/JAM
Aurora seen at the club station.
My Summer QTH on Skúvoy-Island (IP61OT), population on the island is about 20 people and 700 sheeps :-)
Skúvoy is the only village on the island. There is a ferry twice a day and the helicopter visits the island 3-4 times a week.
Aurora seen from my summer QTH Skúvoy Island
Skúvoy Island IP61OT
Me at work, offshore in Norway (Oseberg rig)
Working mobile on 6m, about 650m above see level.
My mobil station (Yaesu FT-897) I am QRV on all bands from 70cm - 80m from my mobile.
Working on the 5 element for 15m, at the club station OY6FRA
Standing on top of the 10m Yagi antenna
Location and size
Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic at 62°00’N, the Faroe Islands lie northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway.
The archipelago is composed of 18 islands covering 1399 km2 (545.3 sq.miles) and is 113 km (70 miles) long and 75 km (47 miles) wide, roughly in the shape of an arrowhead.
There are 1100 km (687 miles) of coastline and at no time is one more than 5 km (3 miles) away from the ocean. The highest mountain is 882 m (2883 ft) above sea level and the average height above sea level for the country is 300 m (982 ft).
The weather is maritime and quite changeable, from moments of brilliant sunshine to misty hill fog, to showers.
The Gulf Stream encircling the islands tempers the climate. The harbours never freeze and the temperature in winter time is very moderate considering the high latitude. Snowfall occurs, but is shortlived.
The average temperature ranges from 3°C in winter to 11°C in the summer. In sheltered areas, the temperature can be much higher, but the air is always fresh and clean no matter what the season.
The population is 48.520 (1st April 2008). About 19,400 people live in the metropolitan area which comprises Tórshavn, Kirkjubøur, Velbastaður, Nólsoy, Hestur, Koltur,
Hoyvík, Argir, Kaldbak, Kaldbaksbotnur, Norðradalur, Syðradalur, Hvítanes, Sund, Kollafjørður, Signabøur and Oyrareingir, while about 4,700 people live in Klaksvík, the second largest town in the Faroe Islands.
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