Tue, 23 March 2010
Take your mind back to January 30th 1996. Audio on the web sounds like early wax cylinders. Mobile phones are catching on. Jonathan Marks recounts an expedition to Lemmenjoki, near Ivalo in Northern Finland, well above the Arctic Circle. The reason to head up to the frozen North was to listen to mediumwave radio with friends of the Finnish DX Association and to understand the fascination of hearing stations from all parts of the globe. This was a time when distance still had magic, especially as you never knew what might fade in next. The temperature outside was -26 C. Inside the log cabin we were listening to Japan on mediumwave starting a new day. What's the fascination? You're able to hear the world talking to itself live. Even though the number of mediumwave stations has decreased in the world, the Dxpeditions still continue. Check out this link for news of a new location that opened in 2010. Tip of the hat to Daneen Vol for sharing the photo via Flickr. Must look for my negatives.
Direct download: MN.articexpedition.1995.mp3
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