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I was born 1946 and became a licensed HAM 1969. I am mostly active from my summer house close to Falun using call-sign SM4EXP. Loc JP70rl / Lat: 60 28 25 N Long: 15 29 22 E.

Equipment:Kenwood TS480 (remotely controlled via RRC 1258), Kenwood TS2000 + Drake L4B• KLM 7 element log periodic • Various wire antennas and a K9AY loop for receiving primarily medium wave.I have great interest in remote operation of my rig via Internet. .

I still like to exchange QSL-cards – but please no e-QSL's. I am also the QSL-manager of stations SH4W and SH0W.

My home was located near a 150 kW medium wave transmitter also known as "Falun" on the radio dial (SBV/1223 kHz). We had radio everywhere and in the morning my father could listen to the news without using the radio receiver. The program was usually heard in the stove when making his morning coffee. Telephones were sometimes unusable due to too much interference and a neighbour living a little bit closer could even hear the radio station in the sink in the kitchen. By that time nobody questioned the possibility of HF radiation being hazardous.

Sometimes it was just noise in the phone and later I realized this to be interference from fixed shortwave transmitters carrying public telecommunications (FSK/ARQ) and that the antennas surrounding the vertical medium wave antenna were directional rhombic antennas.

But my interest in radiocommunications started in 1959 when Radio Luxemburg broadcasted Ingemar Johansson vs. Floyd Patterson. The Swedish Broadcasting Corp. refused to broadcast so Radio Luxembourg did it instead sponsored by Philips. It was fantastic to listen to Radio Luxembourg because at that time it was the only radio station in all Europe that played non-stop the latest records.

As often is the case I started DX-ing but focused on everything else but HAM-radio and broadcast stations. Instead I hunted so-called fixed stations operating point-to-point circuits in the short wave bands. In my QSL collection are many replies from organisations like embassies, military forces, scientific expeditions, aeronautical stations, public telecommunications, police, customs, rescue and humanitarian aid.

Lars Lundström died in 2017