OH/KI activation May 1 - 4

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


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