OF100HQ Will Celebrate Finland’s Centennial in IARU HF World Championship Event
From ARRL de WD1CKS@VERT/WLARB to QST on Mon Jun 26 19:56:59 2017
The commemorative call sign OF1OOHQ will be on the air during the IARU HF World Championship event July 8-9 to mark Finland's 100th anniversary.
"Finland has been under Swedish and Russian rule, and has had to fight her way to her own destiny of freedom in securing her identity during the World War II," well-known Finnish radio amateur Martti Laine, OH2BH, pointed out in announcing the HQ multiplier station call sign for the annual event. Laine said Finland has succeeded so well it now ranks in 5th place in the 2017 World Happiness Report, surpassing both Sweden (10) and Russia (34).
According to the announcement, OF100HQ will be active on all 12 band slots in the IARU event, via stations across Finland and including the Arctic region. Many well-known operators, including at least one from the US (K9MA) will helm the operations. Laine said the first 100 stations capturing the greatest number of the 12 available band slots, will be awarded the "Happy Finland 100 Award."