Following the success of recent low-band operations by Z81X and OF9X, closely on the heels of Santa Claus and capitalizing on the current season of almost total darkness in Northern Europe, a sub-group of those two teams will be heading to Aland Islands to activate OG0A on low bands and WARC bands.

The OH0X contest site will be used as the base camp with 160M slopers for the US and Japan and a 2-L 80M beam atop a 42-meter (140ft) rotating tower. Main activity will be on CW, but SSB/RTTY will also be used occasionally.

Operators: Mari, OH2FPK (YL); Rami, OH2BCI; Martti, OH2BH; Pertti, OH2PM and Pekka, OH2TA.


This operation is dedicated to the Youth On The Air (YOTA) summer camp due to be organized in Finland from July 15 through July 22, 2014 with two young YLs – Mari, OH2FPK and Kati, OH2FKX – in charge. They will be hosting fifteen (15) young European teams from the same number of countries acquainting themselves with the many faces of Amateur Radio: presentations, competitions, visits to radio stations, workshops, ARDF etc. at the height of the Finnish summer season. The activity is sanctioned by IARU Region 1 and supported by the European Union.

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All OQRS QSL requests for OF9X and OG0A with donations will be directed to cover the costs of this healthy youth activity in Finland. You can OQRS OF9X and OG0A respectively via their page.