SM visit 14-15.5.2016

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th I am going to activate three summits in Sweden close Falun. My targets are on Saturday summits SM/DA-045 and SM/DA-050, and on Sunday summit SM/DA-047. The number depends on weather which just now is a bit challenge especially in Saturday, but let’s see. I will use 1W power with internal battery but if I get my external 7 Ah battery with then 5 W.

This visit is “two in one” trip. First, several Swedish summits and second, following Tiomila orienteering relay competition. I have visited in Tiomila since 1975. First as audience, then as runner, then as coach and at least as audience again. In one team is ten runner. In corresponding Finnish orienteering relay, Jukola ( Lappee-Jukola 2016 – Jukola Relay 2016 – Jukola kavlen 2016 | Jukola 2016 Lappeenranta ), the number of runner is seven. Competition starts at 20.30 local time and continues until next morning and the winner team is expected to be in the finish at 7.00 local time.

For those who are interesting to follow Tiomila I share web link: 10MILA - Start

My both sons are running there too. Younger runs for Team Lynx (number 29) and older for Team Kalevan Rasti (number 3). If everything goes well Lynx could be in position 20 to 40 and Kalevan Rasti in position 1 to 5. Kalevan Rasti won the competition two years ago and has been the winner most during last ten years. Lynx is pure Finnish team but Kalevan Rasti is very international - in SOTA meaning European. This year there is five OH runners, one LZ runner, two OK runners, one HB9 runner and one F runner.

All they are very successful orienteer but the last runner, Thierry Gueorgiou ( Thierry Gueorgiou - Wikipedia ), is World best orienteer today. Last year he was leading 200 m before Finish but at least two guys past him. Coming weekend will be exciting!

Kalevan Rasti in podium 2014 (four OH, two OK, two F, one HB9 and one LZ runner).

73, Saku SM/OH2NOS/p


Good and bad news, bad first. I lost my external 7Ah Yuasa battery in security checking of Helsinki Airport. Young an keen officer told me that just these batteries are not allowed to bring in hand luggages. He won the first period, I took his contact information and promized to return next week. I’ll be back!

Good news, in FT-817 is fully loaded 1,8 Ah battery waiting for cw use and I have option to charge it in competition center. In Falun is raining just now, but on afternoon it should stop - when, is still open. But I suppose that one summit I could operate today.

73, Saku SM/OH2NOS/p

Thank you for chaser today. Swedish nature is very beautiful. Ones more tomorrow, but Tiomila first!

73, Saku SM/OH2NOS/p

Afte tight competion Kalevan Rasti got the third place 9 sek behind winner Södertälje-Nykvarn and 7 sek behind second team IFK Göteborg. Now to selebration summit!

Hello Saku!
Congratulation for your activations and orienteering competition!
I’m reminded a road trip to Nordkapp via Norway and I was back home via Finland and Sweden.
I love Scandinavia:heart:,
If you have some photograpy of your activation and a report, I’ll read it gladly!!:slight_smile:

73 Roberto

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I understand very well why you like Scandinavian countries. Unfortunately I was so hurry on Saturday and too tired on Sunday to take any photos. All photos are in my mind. One deer I saw but not any bears!

73, Saku OH2NOS