This week our friend Jens DG1OAM is actively QRV in ELK Shack using FT8. TNX his activities the ELK Award founder/manager YL Raisa received a lot of new applications. She has already sent (for free) almost three hundred Awards to hams from 40 countries! Raisa tells soon who will be the 300th
Our Japanese friends JE1ABU Mario@Yukari JK1OBZ visited the ELK Island for the third time.This summer we were finally able to shortly meet them in person and Mario showed Raisa how WiRES-X ALL JA CQ ROOM works. Raisa made several QSO in Japanese via this unusual system
Rafal SQ9CNN took part with our Contest Call OG7Z in IARU HF Championship (CW) with 100 W from the ELK Shack. He BROKE the current record for OH in IARU Contest SOU CW. ( 811 QSO, claimed score 735,840). After the Contest was over they started exploring our lake by boat.
maybe you thought that Finland is a cold country? It has been over 30 C in the shade every day for a week here, and the water in our lake has reached + 26.5 C (!) at a depth of 1m. The sun shines almost round the clock. But still: the hottest place is our OH73ELK Shack ;-)
First guests from beautiful Slovenia - a young family - son Nejc is a ham and parents came just for rest. You wouldn't guess from his voice in SSB-Nejc is 12 years old and got his A class in 2021. We are delighted with his operator skills. Big respect to Ljubljana's radio clubs where Nejc made first steps in Amateur Radio!