Ham radio activation in Hailuoto, Finland

Natura2000 nature protection area surrounded by a fence.
Solar panels, vertical antenna and our tent. The Gulf of Bothnia on background. Weather looks nice and warm, but the truth is it was +4°C and breezing cold sea wind. You can see patch of snow and ice just between ocean and grass.
The sign showing the borders of nature protection area. Motor vehicles are not allowed in region on dry season.
For my station I was using the Yaesu FT-891 radio and LDG Z-11 Pro II tuner (not in photo), and Dell Latitude 7280 laptop with ZLP DigiMaster MiniProSC sound interface to the radio.
A telescopic pole keeping my end fed antenna’s center point high up in the air. The thin antenna wire is barely visible. I was lucky finding an U shaped metal bar sticking from ground to strap the pole into. Again patch of snow visible behind birch trees.
A screenshot from https://pskreporter.info/ showing stations who could hear me.

Operation details

  • Date: 2021–05–08
  • Time on air: 10:00–14:00 UTC (local time 13:00–17:00, UTC+0300)
  • Callsigns on air: OH8HUB/P (op. Ossi), OH8STN/P (op. Julian)
  • Maidenhead grid: KP24IX53OE
  • WWFF area: OHFF-0970, Kirkkosalmi
  • IOTA: EU-184, Hailuoto
Screenshots to prove we are operating inside the WWFF OHFF-0970 area.

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Co-founder and R&D lead of @sensorfu. Interested about free software, network security, and ham radio (callsign OH8HUB).

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Ossi Herrala

Ossi Herrala

Co-founder and R&D lead of @sensorfu. Interested about free software, network security, and ham radio (callsign OH8HUB).