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OH/KI activation May 1 - 4


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I will be in Kittilä from May 1 to 4 2008. I will try to activate some summits there. In this region there are two large ski stations Levi and Ylläs and the Pallas-Yllästunturi national park. There is still 75 - 100 cm snow left. Weather forecast gives +15 C day and 0 C night, half sun and half cloudy. Local sun rise time is about 4:30 and set time 22:00 (or 2:30 UTC and 20:00 UTC).

I will use the same QRP equipment I have used here so far, FT817ND and ATS3B. I tried to estimate the propagation with VOAProp to most active SOTA countries

http://sral.fi/oh7bf/SOTApropOHKIMay08.txt

The signal to Scandinavia and Russia should be ok, but it is expected to be weak in central Europe and UK.

I will post Alerts for the summits in the morning of the expedition or the night before. I will try also APRS during climbing with call OH7BF-7.

73, Jaakko OH7BF/F5VGL