21 CI/DX

Activated by Rene 20 CI 017 from his holiday QTH

from the 22nd to the 26th of april

Working conditions : CRT 7900 radio & Gainmaster 1/2 wave antenna

Standard contribution :

France : 2€ ou 2 timbres

OUTSIDE of France : $3 or 3 € (see our page “contributions”) Contributions – CHARLIE INDIA DX International

Sweden is in the geographical region known as Scandinavia in northern Europe. Lush, large forests cover half of the country and over 100,000 lakes dot the landscape. The lakes, and over 24,000 islands, are all open to the public through Sweden’s tradition of right to public access.

Sweden is 977 miles (1,572 kilometers) long and is bordered by Norway on the west and Finland to the east. Three stretches of water separate Sweden from Denmark—the Skagerrak, the Kattegat, and the Öresund straits.

Sweden’s Arctic north has been called the “land of the midnight sun,” because during the summer months the sun never sets. Even in the capital of Stockholm in the south, the summer nights last only four hours and the sky doesn’t deepen beyond twilight. But winter lasts until May and the nights are long and the days are short.

In the fall and spring, there are spectacular light shows in northern Sweden known as the “aurora borealis,” or “northern lights.” The dazzling green or red lights, which fill the late night sky, are caused by collisions of tiny particles high in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Source : National Geographic