Licenced 1979, and having highest OH ham class (general).
OH2KW is my new "vanity" call since 1998. Before that I was OH2BUQ (or OH7BUQ) when we had "districts" still in use in Finland.
My QTH is in Klaukkala, southern Finland, Nurmijärvi County (OHC 224). Its about 30km N-NW of Helsinki center.
HF rigs: FTdx-5000 + JRL-2000F solid state linear amplifier 1KW out and homebrew linear with GU-43B tube for 1kW output.
HF ant: Create 714X antenna for 40m/20/15m (3/4/4 el) at 23mtrs, rotated by Tailtwister II.
HF Ant: Finnish Antenna 2-el yagi for 17/12/10m at 12mtrs, rotated by Yaesu G1000C. Dipoles for 80m and 30m
2m/70cm rig: TS-2000 and 1kW 2m amplifier CIRIS TA-201K for 2m and 100W for 70cm. SSB masthead amplifiers.
2m/70cm ant: 2 x 15el / 2 x 29 yagis at 28mtrs, 3el 6m yagi at 11 mtrs.
Acer 8290G and IBM T60 laptops, Turbolog IV log SW, TR4W, Writelog, Winkey USB keyer.
Portable: FT-857D and dipoles, 2.3m whip for mobile.
From 2012 spring: Motorhome Fiat Ducato/ Adria Coral S660SL with Yaesu-FT857D and antennas: Yaesu ATAS-120A and a G8JNJ broadband GP (when camped). The European tour in June 2012: OH, SP, OM, HA, YO, YU, LZ, YU, T9, 9A, S5, I, OE, HB0, HB, DL, OK, SP, LY, YL, ES, OH.We made 8500km and I was active from all of these countries on HF.
Mobile & APRS in my Toyota Yaris: Kenwood TM-D710E and 2m/70cm band whip, see my location:
Activities outside OH: OH2BUQ/OH0, XX9TKW, LZ1/OH2KW, SV5/OH2KW, SV9/OH2KW, TA4/OH2KW, SO5BUQ, YU/OH2KW, CU2/OH2KW, EA8/OH2KW, ZS1/OH2KW, ZS2/OH2KW, 9H3KW and 5B4/OH2KW (+ all those countries listed above for motorhome tour 2012).
I have also worked from club or private stations in JA, GM, W4 and with handheld on VHF/UHF/repeaters in F, 3A, ON, SM and G.
My sons are also hams: Lauri (OH2GTY) and Joni (OH2FIB).
Chairman of SRAL's Election Committee
Chairman of OH2T club station
2013 June planned OH2KW/M European tour OH, DL, OK, OE, I, T7, IS, TK, I, DL, OH, see: http://koti.mbnet.fi/oh2kw/2013.html
73 de Arto, OH2KW
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