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.
Kim (OH6KZP) met us at the ferry terminal when our boat docked. A short while later, Miika (OH2BAD) and his wife Raili joined us.
I had to find somebody my own age to goof around… here with Miska — in Roismala, Länsi-Suomen Lääni, Finland.
Miika and Raili brought us to the QTH of Jaakko (OH1TX) in Taivassalo
Jaakko (OH1TX) made us a delicious lunch, and then some ice cream with strawberries.
OH2BAD with K2KAR
Vammala, Turku, and Huittinen
The Onni Bus took us from Huittinen to Helsinki. Karen sat on the front seat on the upper level.
On our way to Vammala, we changed buses at the bus station in Huittinen, Finland
We visited Turku Cathedral with Miika (OH2BAD) and his wife Raili
Inside the Cathedral
To make things a little less confusing we all lifted our hands and did the Gentry for 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 QSL Card Back
We operated from the home of Jakko (OH1TX) as OH/Wj2O and OH/K2KAR
OH/WJ2O on the air in Taivassalo
OH1TX room full of older equipment
Aerial photo of Jaakko’s (OH1TX) QTH, borrowed from his website
Karen (K2KAR) at the helm of OH1TX
Still another OH1TX antenna… view from his sister’s house
Another OH1TX antenna
To get to Finland on July 23, we took a ferry from Stadsgården
Hanging out by the beer truck while waiting for our ferry to Finland — at Stadsgården, Viking Line Terminalen.
View from our cabin window…
Our cabin this time was much larger!