Kongsfjord - 70°43'N 29°21'E

Bjarne Mjelde, Berlevåg, Norway

Born 1958 - started DX-ing 1972

Number of KONG-expeditions: all + the pre-KONG expedition WINDX 1975/76

Working for Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens vegvesen) as Planning Process Manager. One son, Henning, born 1989


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Blog: http://arcticdx.blogspot.com/

Other interests:

Cooking, listening to music, photography, carpentering.

Receiver(s) at home location:

Collins (EAC) R-390A

Icom IC-703 2 x RF Space SDR-IQ
Eton E1XM 2 x Icom IC-746Pro 
(mod. for MW)

Antenna(s) at home location:



Other relevant equipment:

Various splitters and preamps. Phasing Unit. 
Sony MD decks, Sony portable MD/Hi-MD recorders, MP3 recorders for recording DX.

Best logging(s) at home location:

KJAM Madison SD 1390, 2RN ABC Newcastle 1512, 5MU Murray Bridge 1125 

Best logging(s) at KONG-expedition:

Radio Fiji 639/684/1152, SIBC 1035, AFN Kwajalein 1224,
KBUF Holcomb KS 1030, KJFF Festus MO 1400, KBDB Sparks NV 1400

Radio Eldorado 2MB        Radio Eldorado 1MB        Radio Eldorado 500kB


Bjarne has written a number of reviews and articles that are found several places on the WWW. 
We have tried to collect them here.
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The Kongsfjord QDFA (Quad Delta Flag Array)

The Perseus SDR

Antenna wires - which is better?

Primer on using an MP3-recorder for DX-ing  
iriver HDD DAPs as DX-recorders

Collins R-390A - The Ultimate DX-tool?
RF Space SDR-IQ impressions
The Eton E1 Story  
Telefunken E-1501 story (2005) 

Icom IC-R1500 Brief Test
Icom IC-7000 review
Icom IC-703 - A Top Receiver Candidate
The Icom IC-746Pro (IC-7400) - Impressions (2004) 
Taking the Icom IC-R75 to the extreme (2004) 

K9AY loop antenna - Impressions and a field test (2000, 2001) 
The Stefan Wikander Ultra-Deep Loran C Notch Filter