The Finnish WRTC 2002 gang in association with Radio Arcala, OH8X will activate four (4) valuable DXCC countries and ITU zones in the IARU HF World Championship, July 10-11, 2010 saluting those in the heat of the race in Moscow and around the world.
- Greenland, OX8XX
Martti, OH2BH; Ville, OH2MM and Pekka, OH2TA together with Jesper, OX3KQ will be on all bands from Kangerlussuaq on the Greenland Arctic Circle. Outside the contest, they will also be active with another station on 17M and 30M. QSL via OH2BH.
- Aland Islands, OH0X
Pertti, OH2PM stands ready to put another X-rated station on from the renowned Brando contest QTH with good IARU scores to boot. Pertti may do both modes just to be more visible and make a serious effort even on 10M. QSL via OH2TA.
- Iceland, TF4X
Jouko, OH1RX together with Thor, TF4M will put Thor’s lineup of rhombics on with an eye and ear to Moscow alongside their salmon fishing. TF, OX and OH0 are a rare catch on the low bands as they stay in total daylight at this time of year. QSL via G3SWH.
- Azores, CQ8X
Francisco, CU2DX will put Radio Arcala’s westernmost outpost on SSB on all bands. As he just became a new father, Francisco may handle several chores at once. If you call him father Frank, he may move more easily. QSL via OH2BH.
Following the IARU weekend, and sailing out from the port of Reykjavik, Iceland, you may catch Martti, OH2BH and Leena, OH2BE cruising in Greenland waters, zigzagging among the icebergs for a period of eleven days. You can follow OH10X/MM, 14235 kHz, en route to the Maritime DX Forum in Halifax, Canada aboard an old-time steamer M/S Kristina Regina on her last journey before retiring with fond memories of the 1960’s Steamship era.
((( 73 )))