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Finland -- Finnish Amateur Radio League Series --
OH awards are the official certificates of the Finnish Amateur Radio League. All awards are available for amateur radio operators, clubs and SWL's. Work stations situated in Finland with the OH, OH0 and OJ0 prefixes. All bands OK. CW, FONE or/and DIGITAL modes. Contacts after 10 June 1947. For OHA_500, only QSOs worked after 1.2.1967 are valid. Contacts with /AM and /MM stations are not valid. No use of repeaters. Working the same station under two different callsigns or in different call areas counts as different stations. OH3RM and OH3RM/7 counts as two different stations. But note that /M or /P, with the same station such as OH2A and OH2A/P counts only once.
Lists of contacts must be listed by callsign area and in alphabetical order. For example OH1A, OH1B, OH2A etc. If you apply more than one award in the same time one list is sufficient, and you have to clearly mark which award or awards you apply. Contacts worked with different callsigns and from different QTHs are accepted, if applicant is the same. Specify in the application, if you want specific band or mode endorsements.
You must have the cards. GCR is accepted. Fee for each award is 5€ , $US8 or 10 IRCs for each award. Apply to: SRAL/Award Manager, P.O. Box 44, FIN_00441 Helsinki, Finland.
Internet: is http://sral.fi/en/award.html
Finnish stations need to work at least nine call areas on two separate bands. The call areas are: OH0, OH1, OH2, OH3, OH4, OH5, OH6, OH7, OH8 and OH9. European stations must work nine call areas. No band restrictions. DX stations need to work five call areas. No band restrictions. These listed OH8 stations count to OH9, if the contacts have been worked before 1 June1954: ND, NJ, NS, NV, NX, OA, OB, OC, OG, OI, ON, OP, OQ, OR, OU, OX, OZ, PA, PB, PD, PF, PL, PM and PQ.
Finnish and European stations must work at least 100 different Finnish stations which must include all 10 call areas worked on at least two separate bands. DX stations need to work at least 50 different Finnish stations which must include contacts in 5 call areas worked on two separate bands. The other rules are the same as the rules of the OHA award.
Finnish stations have to work 300 different Finnish stations such that all the ten call areas are worked on three separate bands. Europeans need to work 150 different stations such that nine call areas are worked. DX stations need to work 75 different stations such that five call areas are worked. The other rules are the same as the rules of the OHA award.
The Finnish Amateur Radio League (SRAL) published this award in 1967 for the 50th independence day of Finland. Finnish stations need to work 500 different stations. Europeans have to work 250 different stations and DX stations need to work 125 different Finnish stations including contacts in 5 call areas are worked on three separate bands.
Finnish stations have to work 600 different Finnish stations such that all ten call areas are worked on five separate bands. Europeans need to work 300 different stations such that all ten call areas are worked on two separate bands. DX stations need to work 150 different stations such that five call areas are worked on three separate bands. The other rules are the same as the rules of the OHA award.
The OHA plaques
OHA-1000, OHA-2500 and OHA-5000 are available for 1000, 2500 and 5000 worked Finnish stations. These are beautiful plaques made by wood. Stickers are available for each new 250 worked stations for each plaque. The OHA plaques are official awards of the Finnish Amateur Radio League (SRAL). All plaques and stickers are available for amateur radio operators, amateur radio clubs and short wave listeners. If you apply more than one plaque or sticker in the same time one list is enough. Tell in the application, if you want the used band or mode is marked on the award.
Plaque fee is 25 euros, 30 USD or 50 IRC. Sticker fee is 5 euros, 8 USD or 10 IRC.
OHCA - The OH County Award .
Work OH counties after 1 Feb 1974. For the OHCA CW award the contacts worked after 1 Jan 1983.
Available in three classes:
Class 1 : Work All OH Counties (currently at 336).
Class 2: Work 150 OH Counties.
Class 3: Work 100 OH Counties.
An "old" county can be used to represent new
combined county, but the number of counties worked must be counted according to
the current list of valid counties.
The list of contacts must be in order of county numbers. The application must be verified by two amateurs or the award manager of your own league.
See the current list of all valid OH counties at: http://www.sral.fi/info/kunnat.html
|Note from Sponsor as of 7 May 2012: I will be updating the OHCA county list soon to reflect the most recent changes. In case of county changes, the “old” county can be counted to present the new one after combination for example in Salo area 11 counties became one OHC180 and old OHC108 Halikko QSO is OK for OHC180 Salo.|
(Tks OH1BOI on 4/12/12)
The YL awards
The Finnish Amateur Radio League (SRAL) has four different YL awards. The goal is to work as many OH YL stations as possible. If same station is contacted in different call area (OH1LAG and OH1LAG/7) it counts as two different stations. All contacts have to be confirmed by QSL cards. You can get a endorsement for band or mode in the award upon request. The application have to include the call signs, the date of the QSOs, band, mode and the names of the worked YL operators.
Send applications to the address: SRAL/YL Manager, P.O. Box 44, FIN-00441 Helsinki, Finland.
Award fee is 5 euros, 8 USD or 10 IRC per award
The YL awards:
The Lakes of Finland Award
Work 25 Finnish stations, which are located nearer than 100 meters from a lake or who made the contact from a boat on a lake. Stickers are available for each 25 new lakes. No band or mode restrictions. The contacts via repeaters are not valid. The contacts worked after 1 July 2000 accepted. The application must include callsigns, the dates of the QSOs, bands, modes, the name of the lakes worked and the counties in which the lakes are located. Award fee is 5 euros, 8 USD or 10 IRC per award. Stickers cost 2 euros Apply to: SRAL/Award Manager, P.O. Box 44, FIN_00441 Helsinki, Finland.
Worked Arctic Circle Award
Work members of the Radio Club of the Arctic Circle. SWL OK. OH's need 15 points; others need 6. Club station OH9AB and OH9SCL is 2 points and other members count for 1 point each. Same station can be worked once per band for additional points. No band or mode limits. Contacts after 1 Jan 1979. GCR list and 6€, $US7 or10 IRCs fee to: OH9AB, PO Box 50, FIN-96101 Rovaniemi, Finland.
Eligible stations: OH9AB AZT BS DU DX HNE HNP HYX JTG KA KC KL KJF KM KMN KWG LA LC LEY LGV LHI LKN LMP MP MCL MDV MEN MGL MNB MNL MRW MRY MTY MXA MXE MZC NB ND NE NF NJ NQ NT NV NY NDD NFP NGO NIC NON NQB NQG OB OD OK OP PD PE PF PH PM PN PO PX QN QR RI RP RR SI SQ SS SV SW SCL TD TK TM UI UL UN UO UV UW UZ VE VI VJ VL VM VP VS VT WA 2LIC 8OF 8UI.
Worked Contest Club Finland Award
Contact members during any contest on or after 1 June 1997. Finnish stations must contact 80 members, other EU need 40, all others 20. GCR list must include date, time, station, band, mode, RST sent, RST received, name of the contest.
Member list is at Internet address: http://www.qsl.net.ccf/
List also available for SASE from K1BV. Finland is a hotbed of expert contest activity and just about every one of these is on the list. You should be able to work this award easily during the SAC contest each September. Fee is 7€ or $US8. Apply to: Pasi Alanko OH1MM, Nasiantie 20 As2, FIN-28660 Pori, Finland.
Collect QSLs which picture hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs. A full collection will have all 52 cards represented, and can be from any country, but at least 10 of them must be from Finland. You may even trade needed cards from other amateurs! A Joker (card valid for any missing card/s) may be: any one letter OH-suffixed call such as OH0B or a SWL card from any OH beacon station.
You may also earn one-quarter awards for completing any single suite with limits as follows:
Spade Award - 13 cards - 3 must be OH
Club Award - 13 cards - 2 must be OH
Diamond Award - 13 cards - 2 must be OH
Hearts Award - 13 cards - 3 must be OH
No restrictions, even if you find an OH who makes 13 QSO's each giving a different card value, that's OK. The cards must be sent. Fee is 5€, $US5 or 10 IRC for each quarter award. Apply to: Joker Radio Club, Koskenmaentie 13, FIN-04300, Tuusula, Finland.
-- OH6AH Club Award Series --
General Requirements: Send GCR list and fee as noted to: Seinäjoen Seudun Radioamatöörit ry, P.O. BOX 72, FIN-60101 Seinäjoki, Finland.
W-6AH Members Award
Contact members of the OH6AH Club. On HF 10, or on VHF/UHF 5 members.
QSO:s after 1.1.1955 are valid for the award. The price of the award is 5
Members List: OH6DB DF DK EX GFR GFS GFV GLN GMD GN GNA GRE GSG GSL GUQ GVK HFH HFO HG HGA HMH HOW JAA JC JCT JK JY KAF KEH KEQ KET KW LAT LBW LC LEZ LME LMH LO LTI LUC LXA LZD LZE MA MGI MHD MIH MIW MMQ MQM MRD MUN MZ NEN NJX NMJ NMY NUI OS OW TN UG UM/2IW WV XN XR ZZ.
Available for working stations in the 6th Finnish call area.
Class D: 100 OH6 stations
Class C: 250 OH6 stations
Class B: 450 OH6 stations
Class A: 650 OH6 stations
Endorsements for single band/mode are available.
VHF Contacts: 15 OH6 stations are needed (Finnish stations need 75),
UHF Contacts: 5 OH6 stations are needed (Finnish stations need 50).
The cost of the award is 10 euro.
Tks ON4CAS 1/10/08
Worked Pori Award
Contact 3 stations in the town of Pori after 1 January 1981. Applicant must send copy of logbook (GCR) including your latest QSL card, written to the last Pori station worked. You must certify in the application that you have sent your card to these stations. GCR list and fee of 10€ or $US15 to: Timo Ekko OH1SM, Lansipuisto 27B 36, FIN-28600 Pori, Finland.
Worked Santa Claus Land Award
Work northern Finland prefixes OH9, OF9, OG9 and OI9 stations after 1 Jan 1986. Special station OH9SCL is located at the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland. SWL OK.
OH stations need 20 points, other European stations need 15 points; all others need 10.
1. each OH9 etc. station worked counts for 1 point
except in December, when they count 3 points.
2. Stations with "SCL" in the suffix such as OH9SCL = 5 points; and in December (guess why), it's worth 10 points!
No band or mode restrictions, but a station may only be worked one time. GCR and fee of 10€, $US15 or 12 IRCs to: Napapiirin hdeksikot r.y., AWARD, P.O. Box 50, FIN-96101 Rovaniemi, FINLAND
Worked Scout Radio Club Titari in Tampere
Sponsored by the Scout Radio Club "TITARI" (Scout Troop of Tampereen Eräpojat in Tampere) for contacting members of their club. OH stations need 8 points, other Europeans need 6 and all others 4.
a. a QSO with the club station OH3AP and OH3SAP = 3 points
b. QSOs with club members = 1 point.
c. For DX stations each QSO on 3.5 MHz counts double.
All bands and modes OK for the award. SWL OK. These rules of the WSRC-TITARI Award are valid for as long as the call OH3AP or/and OH3SAP exists in the ARRL Callbook and is owned by Tampereen Eräpoikien Kannatusyhdistys ry:n radiokerho. Send list of QSO´s certified by two licenced radio amateurs plus fee of 10€ or 10 IRC's to Award Manager OH3KX by E-mail: risto.korkee(at)oh3ap.fi Mailing address: Risto Korkee OH3KX, Kierikankuja 2 B 7, Tampere 33710, Finland.
Club members are: OH0BHU, OH1BA, OH1MET, OH2BHU, OH2MRO, OH3CD, OH3FX, OH3GM, OH3IF, OH3KAQ, OH3KCB, OH3KGR, OH3KIJ, OH3KX, OH3LMC, OH3NKK, OH3RM, OH4KVM, OH5MIF, OH5MPZ, OH6MUL, OH6VM, OH7NSI and OH8KWB.
Tks OH1BOI 10/19/11
Suomen Joutsen Award
The Suomen Joutsen functioned as a school ship in the 1930s for the Finnish Navy. It made 8 ocean trips to 37 countries. Make contacts with the following countries which were visited: EA8, KP4, LU, OY, W, YV, ZS and 4X4 plus contacts with five members of FNARS:
OH1AJ AT BGG CK CM CO FQ GI GO(sk) IR JM KW KYN KZI LD LF(sk) LHS LR LT MIE MKT MQ MVO NAVY NG(sk) NHU NM NYD OT(sk) PE PO(sk) PP QA(sk) UC UP WR ZK.
OH3GI RU UU VX
OH6IG MHN RJ
All bands and modes OK. GCR list and fee of 10€, $US10 or 10 IRCs to: OH1AJ Award Manager, Box 266, FIN-20101 Turku, Finland.
The Guides and Scouts of Finland issues SUF-AWARD for QSO's or SWL-reports with scouting stations which contain the letters: S, SGF, SUF, JAM in their call sign suffix. Finnish stations need 10 points, foreign and SWL-stations need 5 points.
Point values: QSOs with each different S, SGF, SUF, JAM suffixed station = 1 pt. (for example contacts with OH1SUF, OH7SUF, OH2SUF, OH2S, OH2SGF equals a total of 5 points. CW QSOs and use of bands over 50 MHz give double points.
Look for activity each year during the 3rd week of October.
The award is free of charge. Send list of QSO's certified by two radioamateurs (SWL send list of QSL-cards) to Finish National Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) Coordinator OH2JAM, HQ station for Scouts and Guides of Finland, Töölönkatu 55, 00250 Helsinki, Finland.
Scouts and Guides of Finland use also callsigns: OH0JAM, OH0SUF, OH1SUF, OH2SUF, OH2S, OH2SGF, OH3SUF, OH4SUF, OH5SUF, OH6SUF, OH7SUF, OH8SUF and OH9SUF.
Tks OH1BOI 10/18/11