Finland lifted most of the travel restrictions from July 1 for European tourists. Also for some other countries with a good epidemic situation. We hope our Yagi will start rotating regularly again soon. Ham guests from Germany, Japan and the Czech Republic are expected in the coming weeks.
The situation is improving, in Finland a third of the population has already been vaccinated, and 70% of immunization is expected by August 2021. We hope that Finland will soon open to tourists. In the meantime, our local Finnish friends are watching the house, everything is in order, but they say that the birds have built a nest on the Yagi antenna ;-)
We apologize to everyone who sent us a QSL and did not receive our answer. All cards are stored in the Finnish QSL bureau and will be answered by us as soon as the restrictions are lifted. Here you see the current OH73ELK QSL (Version 2.0)
Thanks to Mario (JE1ABU) & Yukari the way to our island is laid not only from the West, but also from the East. Our DX-guests spent 10 days on the island in complete natural "isolation" (swimming, boating, sauna, barbeque, picking and cooking mushrooms and berries), and of course, working On The Air. You can look at their very detailed feedback in REVIEWS section in Japanese ;-)
Finally, ham guests at our island! After a long covid-break came Ric DL2VFR with family. He will be QRV until the end of July on all bands as OH73ELK and OH/DL2VFR, including, portable activating several new Flora Fauna points nearby! Everyone, who needs a QSO with our station for the ELK-AWARD - catch Ric! He will mostly work CW.