It was a challenge for YL Raisa to work in this Contest as Single Operator Low Power with the "difficult" Call OH73ELK. Our short Call OG7Z would match better but she likes Elks ;-) Hopefully before the next CQ WW Contests 2020 all Corona Virus restrictions will be canceled and our station will take part again, may be still as OG7Z ;-)
SAUNA SHACK? A new idea and future option for our Ham Guests! In the Sauna building there is a separate isolated room, where we plan to install an additional small Shack, with a folding sofa for those who (in summer) want to sleep there at night. We will do next steps to implement this idea in Summer 2020 (installation of antennas and equipment there).
This special Ground Plane antenna consists of eight wires vertical element 20 cm diameter and 12 m. long, capacitor for reactive compensation in series with the vertical element; 4 wires horizontally symmetrical resonant counterpoises 3 m. above ground. So that Elks can freely pass under it :-) SWR less than 1:1.1 in the range 7.0 to 7.3 MHz. Thanks to RA1AMO for help.
This is our friend and a very brave man Yuri Zagranichny. It was he who made this main site of OH73ELK! And after hard work, he cooled a little in the lake directly opposite the ELK's Sauna. By the way, in 2020, Yuri plans to manage it so that everyone can see here online when YL Raisa or our Ham guests go On Air from OH73ELK Shack and on what frequency!
The First print run (100 pieces) of ELK AWARD was sent to Radio Amateurs in 27 countries within a few months! The new run of Awards with a hologram on the Callsign is received from the printing house. The Award Manager YL Raisa continues to process new applications. Take a look for more details in the "ELK AWARD" section of our site.