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ELK DX Commander - for WARC bands and more

This well-known antenna from Callum M0MCX, modified by Jens DG1OAM is installed in "experimental mode" first of all for WARC, since we have different antennas for all other bands. Let's see how it behaves in the Finnish snowdrift

05 December 2022
Who will receive the 300th ELK AWARD?

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

08 September 2022

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

31 August 2022
First Polish ELK guests: Rafal and Karolina

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.

10 July 2022
The heat is not only in the Sauna

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 ;-)

03 July 2022