OJØR is my callsign during visits to the barren rock of Market Reef in the middle of the Alands sea (Baltic sea). Getting to Market is not a piece of cake! either boattrip from SM or OHØ for one hour with speed boat or helicopter. The weather also has to be permitting, only low sutherly winds make it possible to land at the skerry, otherwise the whole rock is flushed over by the sea. OJØ has it's own unique DXCC status because the rock is divided in half by the Finnish (OH) and Swedish (SM) border. Finnish side of the rock beeing in between mainland Finland and Åland islands (OHØ it's own DXCC) makes the small most westerly territory of Finnish land it's own DXCC by the rules made up in Newington at ARRL HQ.
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Update Monday 27th of August.
Waves are growing watch this You Tube clip!
Today winds picked up at this moment we can not get any work done on the wind generator or beam. Winds are to high. Hopfully winds will be calmer tomorrow so that the beam can come up and we can finsih mounting the blades on the wind generator. We are hopefully leaving on wednesday.
For your pleasure some videos from this morning with the sea "at it's best" 😉
Friday 24th of August.
I will be on the Reef this weekend working on the new wind mill generator with the Finnish Light House Society. I am also planning to put up a new 6 element tri-bander on the generator shed. A tube mast for this purpose was prepared on two earlier trips this summer. I will get on air to give out the OJ0 DXCC sporadicly during the weekend but work is going to be first priority on this trip.
Landing this morning was quite rough as waves were coming in from the north which makes landing difficult. It's not decided yet when I will be leaving, it's weather depending and as there seems to be bad WX coming in during the beginning of next week I might need to go home on sunday evening.
Hopefully see you on air!
73's de Teemu SM0W / OJ0R
.Monday 30th of July!
Team is back in SM again. Full logsearch here:https://secure.clublog.org/charts/?c=OJ0R
Logs are also uploaded to LoTW.
73 cu next time de Teemu SM0W
Friday evening 20Z the 27th of July.
We managed to land this morning on Market Reef. After 2 hours we had the first antenna and station set up and we fired away the OJ0R callsign. Throughout the day we have added a second station and put up more antennas and as we speak at 20Z we are just finishing our 10 Mhz antenna and will shortly put it on air! Tomorrow we are getting ready for the IOTA contest! Everybody in the team is well! Stay tuned for more information amd hopefully pics!
73 de Teemu SM0W
Press Release 23 July 2012
A limited Market Reef (OJ0) activation during the IOTA Contest.Next Friday morning on the 27th of July a group consisting of G3TXF, G3XTT, SM0DZB and SM0W will attempt to land on Market Reef (OJ0), now from Sweden, witha small boat to activate the Reef during the IOTA contest as OJ0R, EU-053. Duringlast winter the Lighthouse on the Reef lost all permanent antennas plus the wind generator,so the team will put up several vertical antennas and dipoles and run modest power.
The main goal for the team on this trip will be to prepare for a new permanent antennainstallation that will be done later in August. SM0W will also collaborate with the Finnish Lighthouse Society to find a good permanent solution for the electricity for future activations. They will still try to keep at least one station openfor the IOTA contest. The team will try to leave the Reef early Monday morning on the 30th ofJuly, says team leader Teemu, SM0W. For more information see http://www.qrz.com/db/oj0r/.
OJ0R QSL via G3TXF.