OH – Helsinki, Finland

Callsign: OH/WJ2O and OH/K2KAR

/OH – Helsinki, Finland
OH – Helsinki, Finland 2018-10-19T04:32:46+00:00
We operated as OH/WJ2O and OH/K2KAR, from Suomenlinna, Finland.

We actually got to Finland (OH) via sea by taking a ferry from the coast city of Stadsgården (Sweden).

Finland is a Northern European nation bordering Sweden, Norway and Russia. Its capital, Helsinki, occupies a peninsula and surrounding islands in the Baltic Sea. Helsinki is home to the 18th-century sea fortress Suomenlinna, the fashionable Design District and diverse museums.

Here with Kim (OH6KZP)and Miika (OH2BAD) when they met as at the ferry terminal.omenlinna, OH6KZP, OH2BAD, Elecraft K3, JT65, FT8, RTTY, 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 meters, tri-bander, yagi, 73, radials, Heil Headset, Ameritron SDC-102, butternut vertical, four square

Kim (OH6KZP) met us at the ferry terminal when our boat docked. A short while later, Miika (OH2BAD) and his wife Raili joined us.

Goofing around before we operated as OH/ WJ2O and OH/K2KAR in Finland,.

I had to find somebody my own age to goof around… here with Miska — in Roismala, Länsi-Suomen Lääni, Finland.


Taivassalo


  • QTH of Jaakko (OH1TX) in Taivassalo.

    Miika and Raili brought us to the QTH of Jaakko (OH1TX) in Taivassalo

     

  • At Jaakko`s (OH1TX) house whre he made us lunch.

    Jaakko (OH1TX) made us a delicious lunch, and then some ice cream with strawberries.

     

  • OH2BAD with K2KAR at Jakko´s house.

    OH2BAD with K2KAR

     


  • Vammala, Turku, and Huittinen


Omni bus in Finland as we operated as OH/ WJ2O and OH/K2KAR.

The Onni Bus took us from Huittinen to Helsinki. Karen sat on the front seat on the upper level.

On our way to Vammala wher we operated as OH/ WJ2O and OH/K2KAR.

On our way to Vammala, we changed buses at the bus station in Huittinen, Finland

Visit to Turku Cathedral with Miika (OH2BAD).

We visited Turku Cathedral with Miika (OH2BAD) and his wife Raili

Cathedral in Finland when we had out Ham radio DXp as OH/WJ2O and OH/K2KAR

Inside the Cathedral

Finland Gentry.

To make things a little less confusing we all lifted our hands and did the Gentry for Dauer.

Findland Dauer.

We had to teach them what the Dauer was too… so we did the Dauer for Gentry

OH/WJ2O QSL Card Front

OH/ WJ2O, OH/K2KAR, Finland, Suomenlinna, OH6KZP, OH2BAD, OH1TX, K9PG, Dipolio, Gentry IARU, CEPT, IARP, Contest, qsl card, all band vertical, Ham radio, DX, VHF, dxpedition, qsl card, Hustler, antenna tower, CW, SSB, Ham radio, dxp, WARC, low bands

OH/WJ2O QSL Card Back

OH/ WJ2O, OH/K2KAR, Finland, Suomenlinna, OH6KZP, OH2BAD, OH1TX, Antenna Controller, MFJ 1979 Telescoping Whip, power supply, screw driver antenna, R5 Cushcraft vertical, EME, satellite, DXCC entities, qso, qsl, Steppir, hex beam, tarheel

We operated from the home of Jakko (OH1TX) as OH/Wj2O and OH/K2KAR

We operated from the home of Jakko (OH1TX) as OH/Wj2O and OH/K2KAR

OH/WJ2O on the air in Taivassalo

We operated from the home of Jakko (OH1TX) as OH/Wj2O and OH/K2KAR

OH1TX room full of older equipment

Antenna farm of OH1TX in Finland.

Aerial photo of Jaakko’s (OH1TX) QTH, borrowed from his website

Karen K2KAr, Operating from Finland from the station of OH1TX.

Karen (K2KAR) at the helm of OH1TX

OH1TX antenna towers.

Anothe OH1TX antenna view, this from his sister´s QTH.

Still another OH1TX antenna… view from his sister’s house

More OH1TX antennas when we operated as OH/ WJ2O and OH/K2KAR in Finland.

Another OH1TX antenna

To get to Finland on July 23, we took a ferry from Stadsgården

Beer truck in Finland.

Photo of our ferry to Finland — at Stadsgården, Viking Line Terminalen.

Hanging out by the beer truck while waiting for our ferry to Finland — at Stadsgården, Viking Line Terminalen.

View our ferry to Finland — at Stadsgården, Viking Line Terminalen.

View from our cabin window…

Our cabin on theferry to Finland — at Stadsgården, Viking Line Terminalen.

Our cabin this time was much larger!

Map details of our Scanidavian tour where we operated form foru countries.