As I am a licensed ham radio operator I am allowed to use radio communication equipment to perform radio contacts world wide. This means I can talk to people all across Europe, or to all other continents just using 100 Watt of power, the right radio and antenna.
|Märket Reef Finnland , Oj0C most wanted ham radio hot spot, August 2018|
You could ask “why is this a magic? With email or a mobile phone you could do the same” You are right, but with radio communication you don´t need any infrastructure to communicate, you do not need any provider like a telephone company or a internet company. This makes this hobby and technology so interesting in many world traveling situations.
A special challenge in ham radio is to contact “rare locations” world wide, it is like to hike one of the highest mountains in the world.
One of this locations is a tiny island between Finland and Sweden the MÄRKET REEF, just big enough for a automated light house.
|Märket REEF OJ0C|
|Florian OE3FTA, the Austrian member of the team, operating night shift|
|Ham radio communication Austria OE3SEU – Finnland Market Reef island OJ0C using 100 watt
and wire antenna