Fantastic opportunity to combine my love of exploring the world and my lifelong interest in radio 

Thanks to Alex and Raisa, OH73ELK Radio Island has giving me a fantastic opportunity to combine my love of exploring parts of the world that I have not visited before and my lifelong interest in radio. Their holiday home is amazing. The forest and lakeside location is breathtaking and the relaxed and peaceful way of life is a million miles away from what I'm used to back in England. It is truly fantastic.

VIDEO: My arrival at OH73ELK Radio Island in Finland   

The radio setup is out of this world. I can only dream of owning and  operating equipment of this very high standard. Even though my UK Foundation licence doesn't allow me to operate abroad, as a lifelong  shortwave listener, this didn't hinder me at all. I heard stations and countries that I have never heard on the radio before in my lifetime. It really was a fantastic few days in a lovely country and at a spectacular location. I feel very honoured and privileged to be able to say that I am the first person from the UK to visit this wonderful place and would thoroughly recommend it to all.

Best 73s, Paul