OJ9A, KATAJA/INAKARI EU-192 AND OH9A, LAPLAND ISLANDS (SELKA-SARVI) EU-126.
These two islands, located in the Tornio river delta, will hit the bands for nearly six (6) days on Wednesday, July, 24th until Monday July, 29th,
including the IOTA Contest. The islands are only six (6) miles apart. The OJ9A/OH9A radio team consisting of the following operators:
OH1MA, Jaakko, OH2BH, Martti, OH2GEK, Niko, OH2MM, Ville, OH8NC, Juha, OH9RJ, Aaro, OH9VC, Jouko and SM0CXU, Thomas will split into two groups and commute between the islands via the 17ft Silver Hawk with Niko, OH2GEK steering.
Their main transport will be out of the city of Tornio (OH9) with the local 55ft cruiser M/S Lady Carin by Harbor Captain Arto Ponkala.
There are only two islands split between Finland and Sweden – Market Reef EU-053 and Kataja/Inakari Island EU-192. These two islands form a pair with unique status in the DXCC and IOTA programs.
The Finnish Regulatory Authority (Traficom) has supported amateur radio and the DXCC program for 50-years by allocating OJ0 for Market Reef and more recently OJ9 for Inakari Island and the IOTA program. To salute Traficom for first OJ9 activation those QSOs with OJ9A will also count for the Market Reef jubilee marathon currently underway.
QSL OJ9A via OH2BH and OH9A via OH1NOA
In parallel with OJ9A and OH9A, Market Reef (OJ0DX) will also be activated by a German, Swedish and Finnish team of DL3DXX, DJ4MF, DL5SE, OH3WS, SA0LAT and SM0W.
OJ0DX QSL via DL3DXX.