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The ELK-island remains uninhabited.

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 ;-)

08 May 2021
OH73ELK QSL Version 2020-2021

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)

10 April 2021
First Guests from JAPAN discover ELK-island

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 ;-)

15 September 2020
OH73ELK is QRV again !

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.

17 July 2020

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 ;-)

03 April 2020