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
Cooking, listening to music, photography, carpentering.
Receiver(s) at home location:
|Icom IC-703||2 x RF Space SDR-IQ|
(mod. for MW)
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:
Madison SD 1390, 2RN ABC Newcastle 1512, 5MU Murray Bridge 1125
Best logging(s) at KONG-expedition:
Fiji 639/684/1152, SIBC 1035, AFN Kwajalein 1224,
KBUF Holcomb KS 1030, KJFF Festus MO 1400, KBDB Sparks NV 1400
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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