Monday, 22 February 2016

Logs of Monday 22nd February 2016

6295 @ 1617 Zomerzon - 35333; "The Boxer" by Simon & Garfunkel
6305 @ 1646 Pioneer - 24222; Weak signal, but just audible
6300 @ 1649 Norton - 35333; ID in English & Hi to people in Chat
6220 @ 1700 Ronnie - 35333; ID by Ronnie, Greetings to people in Chat, instrumental music, "Are You With Me" by Lost Frequencies
6285 @ 1714 Underground - 35434; "Mausam Hai Ashiqana" by Lata Mageshkar
6323 @ 1817 Piraña - 35433; "If You Can't give Me Love" by Suzi Quattro
4026 @ 1832 Laser - 3-45434; "Legs" by ZZ Top
3903 @ 1833 Alice - 3-45434; "Man of Action" by Les Reed Orchestra, instrumental music, "Op Zee" by Johnny Hoes
1638 @ 2054 Calimero - 24222; (Carrier on 1639/1640) Calimero  peaking 34333, "medley" by Gebr. Grimm

Rune Håland - a short obituary

Many of us knew Rune Håland from Egersund, Norway as a very active DX-er and supporter of the free radio community. He was passionate for his hobby; as soon as a broadcast had finished, he would often email to let you know he had heard you. 
Rarely a week went by without an email from Rune; he was a good radio friend.
It was extremely sad to hear of his untimely death and those of use who knew him (although I had never met him) will miss his friendship greatly.

My feelings go out to his wife and children and all of his family.

The article below is translated from the internet newspaper Nettavisen:

A man (51) who was reported missing Thursday after he did not come home on time, was found dead on Thursday afternoon under the ice at the north end of Langvatnet in Egersund. He was found at 13.32 by the crew of a Sea King helicopter. After a short time it became clear that it was the missing man, said operations manager Joran Solheim of the South West police.

The deceased is described as loving the outdoor life and was well known in the area. He was reported missing at 12 o'clock Thursday after he had not come home on time. Volunteers, police, rescue dogs and a Sea King helicopter participated in the search for the man.

The ice in the area is not safe, but we do not yet anything about what happened or how he went through the ice, says Solheim. The man's relatives were notified.


  1. Thoroughly terrible news. I had many emails from Rune over the years and he was a great supporter of the hobby. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family.

  2. Thoroughly terrible news indeed. I feel for his family greatly. Makes you realise how unpredictable life is... Thanks for the comment

  3. Sent him 3 jan the last QSL....RIP Rune;

    Mike R.

  4. So very sad about Rune, Mike. Thanks for your comment.