Every so often, we get an email from someone in Norway, Sweden, and now Finland!

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Greetings from Finland from the guy you see in the picture above. As you see, I am already somewhat mature, that is 11th of January I will be 63 years old.

I live in Helsinki suburb called Laajasalo, which actually is an island in Gulf of Finland.

This is quiet, green place to live. I am recently divorced, so I have a lot of time for my radio hobby. Besides DXing and radio I collect books, as you already may have guessed. I work with colours for 15 years, my former business internet page is www.ncscolourfin.com. Now I am retired.  DX-ing, or trying to catch foreign radio stations has been my main hobby since 1968, that is 46 years now. In that time I have heard and identified about 1200 stations from 205 countries

I have with my friends bought from Lapland nearly one square kilometre of lakes, ponds, creeks and swamp. Yes, a lot of swamp. Therefore the land cost us next to nothing. There is some dry soil included and there is a little bit of ancient forest and our cabin. The place is called Aihkiniemi, which translates to “ The Old Pine Cabin”. You can see the named old pine in the attachments. We have put around 11 antennas which are each 700 -1000 metres long.  Here is a photo of one of our antennas during summer time. On DVD you can see me with hammer while building Aihkiniemi and me checking antenna which goes over a frozen lake.

We listen with multichannel Perseus digital receivers connecter to Acer Laptops and 2 TB hard disks.

That’s me in the summer of 2010 building antennas on swamp equipped against mosquitoes.

Last March spent a week in Aihkiniemi with my friend Jari Sinisalo. Conditions were good, nearly excellent and I heard hundreds of new stations. Your station I heard as follows:

 

Best regards
Lauri Niemi
Helsinki
FINLAND