Ham Radio in Nature Reserve Vuollerimskogen

On September 3 I visited the recent established nature reserve Vuollerimskogen (KP06hk) in Lapland, near the Arctic Circle. It was easy to reach by car, only one hour's drive from my SM0FOB/2 QTH in Boden. My car setup was a FT-857D 50 W and a G-whip mounted on the towbar. Six SM CW QSO´s on 40 m was the result. The Saint Petersburg TV station carrier on 49.750 MHz was heard via aurora scatter and suddenly nothing was heard on all HF bands.

It was elk hunting premier with a lot of hunters and shooting nearby. On the way home some twenty migrating Whooper Swans were sighted in the big Lule River. A great view that was!

Back home weak northern lights could be seen. The big white spot is the full moon and the small white spot, near the horizon, is the planet Jupiter.