Video: A virtual tour of the Aihkiniemi DXing base in Lapland, northern Finland

Many thanks to SWLing Post Contributor, Christoph Ratzer, who recently shared the following video tour by Mika Mäkeläinen. Mika desxribes this video on YouTube:

Join me on a virtual tour of the Aihkiniemi DXing base in Lapland, in northern Finland. This is a nonscripted five-cent tour looking at what the Aihkiniemi cabin can offer for visiting AM DXers. The video was shot in November 2020 during DXpedition AIH124 – meaning that during the first decade of its existence, Aihkiniemi has already hosted 124 successful expeditions. The antennas (a total of 14 Beverage-type wire antennas) are permanent, but participants bring their own receivers and laptops. There’s one essential activity missing from this video though: checking the antennas, which is a major job. Every DXer is expected to check – and if necessary, clean and repair – all the antennas, which run in the forests around the cabin. So there might be a part 2 in the future.

Wow! This little DXing cabin is on my bucket list. I will, someday, make my way to north Finland and spend time DXing from this unique reception spot. The quality of the equipment and antennas is truly amazing.

Thanks for the tip, Christoph!

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5 thoughts on “Video: A virtual tour of the Aihkiniemi DXing base in Lapland, northern Finland

  1. Pingback: Video: A virtual tour of the Aihkiniemi DXing base in Lapland, northern Finland – dxradio.de

  2. Laval, ve2qm

    Must be quite pleasant, thank you for sharing. My first experience with beverage was with a 300 meters long one. We could have had more …

    thank you for sharing

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  3. 13dka

    I actually dug a little into MW DX recently and logged my first 5 or so US stations last week, so I guess I’ll have a few more years until I need to go up there. Hope you guys keep all the antennas working until then! 🙂

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