Lars Midtbø, LA2RRA is the cook on the “M / S Nordstjernen,” a ship for transport, built in 1956 and modernized in 1980, adapted to accommodate seafaring passengers traveling the old route to the Archipelago of Spitsbergen (JW).
Lars, when off duty works with antenna system and IC-7000 HF rig, while matching the low bands and working digital modes. You can also meet him on 20 meter SSB.
QSLs must be submitted via the bureau.
M / S Nordstjernen, built in the Hamburg, Germany shipyards in 1956, 80 meters long, 13 meters high, keel depth 5 meters .
I was born in the 1960’s and have lived all my life in the Coal Mining Town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, Northern England. My parents were all from this area of Yorkshire and my father worked in the main Industry of the local Collieries as a face worker. I have been married to my wife Debbie for 35+ years and we have two children and two grandchildren.
I have been licensed for around 20 years after my interest was re-kindled when I retired from my role as a Police Officer within South Yorkshire Police Force. The latter few years were spent as Radio Operator in the Force Operations Control Room at Sheffield, before my career ended.
IOTA chasing is (and always has been) my real passion, as climbing the ladder to reach Honour Roll status was always my main aim. The 1000 Islands Trophy is still out of reach but I am heading in the right direction. I am currently a Board Member of IOTA Ltd and IREF.
In my free time I am a keen Photographer of Wildlife, Aviation, (anything really) but the QSL Manager role is my main passion within Ham Radio.