Born '59 :-)
EA8ZS, OH0AM, OH0BA, OH0BE, OH0BH, OH0W, OH0Z, OH1AA, OH2AA, OH2AM,OH2AW, OH2BH, OH2HE, OH2IW, OH2JA/p, OH2M, OH2U, OH2U/5, OH2X, OF5Z, OH5Z, OH6AC, OH6AH, OH6AM, OH6M, OH6DX, OH6JW, OH6KN, OH6UM, OH8OS, OH8X, OF8X, OG8X, OI2E, SM5GMG, W6F (WRTC-1996), PT5C (WRTC-2006)
When did you start contesting?
1974, when I got my license.
What are your goals in contesting?
Doing and giving my best in every contest, single-op or multi-op, with the setup available.
Which are your favorite contests and why?
All the contests that I’m able to operate, single-op or multi-op. Especially those with potential for big pileups, like ARRL DX, WPX, RDXC, IARU, IOTA, SAC, CQWW… both CW and SSB.
Most memorable Contest, explain why
As a teenager, the very first SAC M/S operations from OH6AC in early 70’s. (Remember, Veijo? :-) Winning SAC M/S CW + SSB 1976 from my home station OH6UM, together with Veijo OH6KN. Winning SAC 1979 M/S and SAC 1981 M/M and beating all the old big guns as OH6AH/OH6AM (now OH6M) “from the bushes” (portable qth, unknown gang, etc.). The first CQWW M/S operations from and with OH6JW/OH6DX in late 70’s / early 80’s. Winning my first SAC SOAB CW and SSB from OH2BH/OH0BH in early 80’s. CQWW 1990 CW 20m OH2BH / EU winner (EU record) CQWW 1992 SSB 20m OH2BH / 2.WW / EU winner (EU record) CQWW 1992 CW 15m OH2BH / EU winner CQWW 1997 CW M/M OH2HE (OH2U) / EU winner CQWW 1999 CW M/M OH2U / EU winner (EU record) CQWW 2000 CW M/M OH2U / EU winner CQWW 2002 CW M/M EA8ZS / WORLD winner CQWW 2004 SSB M/M EA8ZS / WORLD winner WRTC 1996 San Francisco / W6F (together with OH1JT) WRTC 2006 Florianopolis / PT5C (together with OH1JT) All the Arcala experiences so far, first as OH6KN and lately as OH8X / OF8X / OG8X.
Sweetest Victory, why
OH2U – “ Paksalo Philharmonics ” two visits to EA8, scoring: EA8ZS - CQWW 2002 CW M/M WORLD winner EA8ZS - CQWW 2004 SSB M/M WORLD winner Winning SO 20m Europe 4 times from Arcala in 2005 as OH6KN: ARRL DX CW (1.WW) + SSB (2.WW), CQWW CW + SSB. Winning SO 20m CW Europe (2.WW) from Arcala as OH8X in ARRL DX CW 2006 with a new European record. Winning the OH0’s from mainland OH in any international contest. It feels always great. :-)
Personal Contest improvement target areas
Getting the best out of SO2R one day.
Other interests in Life
Socializing, city travelling (much too seldom though), wine, food.
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