02 June 2008

Man-made "birds"

When traveling to watch birds at lake Tåkern on May 29th we took the opportunity to also watch man-made "birds" in the Swedish Air Force Museum at Malmslätt in Linköping

Tree models of SAAB jet fighters

The museum is somewhat crowded so the the exhibition area is planned to be doubled in 2010

1944 Wuerzburg D radar station

This engine belonging to a Lancaster Mark 1 bomber was probably shot down while on a mine laying sortie during December 1944, crashing several kilometres offshore from the Swedish city Trelleborg, possibly trying to make mainland Sweden.

This is a SAAB Gripen jet fighter simulator, which with the help of an instructor can be flown by museum visitors

Lennart in the cockpit of a SAAB J35 Draken

DX Summit ten years

DX Summit quote:

The OH2AQ Summit has been a reliable tool for DX spotting for ten years. It was based on a concept and the computing power of those other days. Today (May 23, 2008) marks the 10th anniversary of this innovation.

The New DX Summit, operated by Arcala Extremes, OH8X and supported by Yasme Foundation Inc., boasts a dramatic increase in computing power with the latest available equipment providing easy access to configure a Microsoft Server 2003 platform. State-of-the-art multiple servers are located in California, USA for fast information throughput and massive data storage. A huge amount of data will be retrieved for potential future applications.