As Edi is a licensed ham radio operator, he is allowed to use radio communication equipment to perform radio contacts world wide. This means, he 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 an internet company. This makes this hobby and technology so interesting in many world travelling 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 an 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 a wire antenna