Welcome to Finland, Savonlinna - the Heart of the largest lake district in Europe!

Spend your vacation with family or friends in this beautiful, romantic place with full access to Ham Radio.

contact us : info@OH73ELK.net

 

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The Region of Saimaa

The Savonlinna region is the heart of Lake Saimaa. This labyrinth of lakes and islands is the perfect place to relax in nature.  

It is ideal for those who enjoy a peaceful atmosphere, the sun rising above the trees and the sun setting over crystal clear water.

Imagine swimming in water that is pure enough to drink!

 

Finland - a boating paradise for family activities

Finland - a boating paradise for family activities

Savonlinna - the heart of the Saimaa lake region

Savonlinna - the heart of the Saimaa lake region

Lake Saimaa, with thousands of islands

Lake Saimaa, with thousands of islands

The charms of small Finnish lakes

The charms of small Finnish lakes

The biggest  rainbow in my life

The biggest rainbow in my life

The Island

You will have complete privacy offered by the generous 2.5 hectare lot in the tip of an island with its own 300 m shoreline as well as trails in the woods. After a day of communicating on the Amateur Radio bands, you can relax in a traditional Finnish wooden sauna located only 10 m from the lake.

Every season in Finland has its own charm. Take a look at the photographs and see for yourself, beginning with winter!

Here you will have an unforgettable Amateur Radio Holiday!

QRA:  KP42NG

A picturesque scene of Finnish lakes in the winter
The dry climate doesn’t feel as cold
The HF Bands work perfectly in long Finnish winters!
Enjoy the silence of winter
There is nothing more Finnish than a sauna! This little house can also serve as an extra bedroom during the summer.
barbecue - also in the winter possible
Spring in Finland! The ice is melting and birds are chirping.
Time to go swimming!
Water so pure you can drink it!
Endless summer days
local strawberries ...
The local boletus edulis is the most popular mushroom in this region.
Midsummer is one of Finland’s major holidays.  The cottage is the perfect place to celebrate!
You can barbeque a few meters from the lake.
White nights in the summer
Towards the end of September the forests explode with color.
During sunrise or sunset you can work with DX or … go swimming!!!
Autumn from the window
Autumn is a quiet season, but not on Ham Radio bands
Cozy evenings...
...dreaming in nature
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A picturesque scene of Finnish lakes in the winter
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The Cottage

This modern 100-square meter cottage was built in 2007 by Honka, a globally recognized log house designer. Inside you will find all necessary modern conveniences.

This rental QTH is available for up to 6-8 people all year round.

The price of the cottage rental is standard for this region, but it changes depending on the duration and time of year of your stay and how many guests you have. Use of the sauna, grill, firewood, Yamaha motor boat, fishing poles and other perks are included in the price. Unlimited Wi-Fi is also included.

There is no additional charge for the use of Ham Radio.

This cottage is available for rent by owner only.

Please send any questions (GER/ENG) to info@OH73ELK.net  and you will receive a personal message from the owner.

the living room

the living room

the living room

the living room

the living room

the living room

the living room

the living room

the stairs to the second floor/Shack

the stairs to the second floor/Shack

the kitchen

the kitchen

the bathroom

the bathroom

the bathroom

the bathroom

the first bedroom downstairs

the first bedroom downstairs

the second bedroom downstairs

the second bedroom downstairs

the second bedroom downstairs

the second bedroom downstairs

The Finnish original fireplace

The Finnish original fireplace

Ham Radio

Amateur Radio Shack located in the quiet of Finnish woods.  A stress and QRM-free atmosphere for a relaxing time with your hobby!

Antennas:
- Fullsize yagi beam for 20-15-10m bands, 18m mast, built and installed by OH7RM

- Inv-V for 80 m
- Inv-V for 40 m

GP antennas are in the process. Installation of own antennas is possible for your experiments. Hoisting ropes are already installed.

Radio shack​:
- transceiver  IC-7300, all HF bands, digital interface included for a variety of digital modes
- rotator Yaesu G-1000DXA

- antenna switch RQUAD for 8 antennas
- amplifier  1.5kW  R-140  (on special agreement)

Yagi 20-15-10

Yagi 20-15-10

Bird´s eye view

Bird´s eye view

Shack

Shack

Shack

Shack

Shack

Shack

The bed in the shack

The bed in the shack

Output power 1.5kW

Output power 1.5kW

Yagi 20-15-10

Yagi 20-15-10

Yagi 20-15-10

Yagi 20-15-10

Yagi 20-15-10

Yagi 20-15-10

OH7RM Pekka - mast specialist

OH7RM Pekka - mast specialist

Yagi 20-15-10

Yagi 20-15-10

Installation of 40m Inverted V

Installation of 40m Inverted V

Installation of 80m Inverted V

Installation of 80m Inverted V

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hoisting ropes for your own antennas

hoisting ropes for your own antennas

hoisting ropes for your own antennas 2

hoisting ropes for your own antennas 2

antenna switch

antenna switch

Video tour of Amateur Radio rental QTH

About me and this project

Hi, I'm Alex.

In 2007 I decided to build this cottage. I have wonderful memories visiting this island for the past ten years. Recently I decided to convert the cottage into a guest house for Radio Amateurs from all over the world. The house has been remodeled so that it will be an ideal guest house. I have also created a Facebook group, a YouTube page, as well as this site.  I would be grateful for any feedback or comments you have about this project/site. I would be happy to help you with any information you might need about your stay here in Finland.

Jukka Heikinheimo OH2BR can provide you with any additional information about this project from his own experience.

Besides being active as a ham in general, I specialize in Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF), also called Radio Orienteering, and participate in international competitions in this adventurous sport combining technical knowledge and fitness.

73 from the Land of Elks and Lakes

Alex OH73ELK

P.S.  The Elk is one of the national symbols of Finland. The new сallsign OH73ELK symbolizes this beautiful animal ;-)

 

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