OH1VR - My ham history:

- SWL OH1-668 (1958-1960)
- OH1VR (since 1960)
- OH3SA 1967 - 1975
- OH2BA since 1975
- OH3MMM since 1989
- OJ0VR since 1998
- AE6PP since 2004

Editor-in-Chief of the
'Radioamatööri' magazine
1972-1975

President of the SRAL 1987-1990

Director of the 'Safety 2003'
Emergency Communications Exercise.
Allmost 1 000 OH-hams participated.
Read report.
Director of the 'Safety 2008'

Emergency Communications Coordinator of
the IARU Region 1 in 2005 - 2008.

The Father of the GAREC Conferences
(GAREC = Global Amateur Radio Emergency
Communications Conference)

- 2005 Tampere, Finland
- 2006 Tampere, Finland
- 2007 Huntsville, AL, USA
- 2008 Friedrichshafen, Germany
- 2009 Tokyo, Japan
- 2010 Curacao, N. Antilles (Oct.)
- 2011 Sun City, S. Africa (Aug.)
- 2012 Port Dickson, Malaysia
- 2013 Zurich, Switzerland
- 2014 Huntsville, AL, USA

The Initiator of the EmComm Party on
the Air exercises in 2006 (today GlobalSET)

Some of my past activities:

1A0KM, 3B8/OH1VR, 4U1ITU, 4U1UN, 5B4/OH1VR/P, 9V1PC, 9V1SC, AE6PP, CU2/OH1VR, EA7/OH1VR, EA8/OH1VR, EA8/AE6PP, GJ2A, HS0AC, HV0A, KH6/OH1VR, M/OH1VR, MI/OH1VR, MJ/OH1VR, OF3F, OG5F, OH0MMM, OH1VR/VP9, OH3MMM/CT3, OJ0/OH1VR, OJ0VR, OJ0U, P41CW, PJ2/OH1VR, PJ3EK, PJ4/OH1VR, PJ6/OH1VR, PJ9U, SU8DRM, SV9/OH1VR, TF/OH1VR, VK9/OG1M, VK9/OH1VR, VP2ESM, VP9HQ, VP9I, VU2NRO, W6/OH1VR, XE1OBA, ZA1A, ZL7VR, ZS6/OH1VR/P

All countries worked, 164/171 on Six mtrs

CW IS..!

 

Some pictures of the past

QSL card OH1-668
OH1-668 QSL

 

SWL station OH1-668
OH1-668 listening 1959

QSL card - OH1VR
OH1VR QRV since 1960

 

OH1VR with the microphone
Promoting Amateur Radio sometimes early 60's
in the Youth Exhibition

a newspaper article
My weekly colum about Amateur Radio on 60's
in Aamulehti newspaper

 

a student promotion photo - OH1VR
A young student late May 1965 and a brand new SR-600 RX
donated by my dad.

phone contesting with the Drake lline
'CQ Contest' around 1971

 

phone contesting with a TS-830
'Contest, contest' around 1980

at the  PJ9U station
QRV as PJ9U four times (single 7 MHz)
1992-1994 (Three championships)

 

Market reef
OJ0VR May 2004. Hrrrr.. It's freezing!

antenna tower at OH1VR
Back at home after 6 months in sunny California
Feb. 2004 - all antennas survived.

 

at UN Headquarters - New York
4U1UN QRV in early March 2005

OH2KI, K6WG, OH1VR
The reunion of three old friends: (l to r)
Jorma OH2KI, Stan K6WG/UU5JZ and OH1VR
in Visalia 2004

 

W6NV as OH6NV
Oliver W6NV as OH6NV and comparative
reports to California, summer 2004

VU2RBI at OH1VR
OH3/VU2RBI operating at my station.
Mr. Prasad VU2DBP on the background

 

AC6T at OH1VR
WPX CW m/s with Steve AC6T as OH3MMM
in May 2004

JA3FA and OH1VR at ICOM's HQ
Meeting with Mr. Inoue JA3FA at Icom's
HQ Osaka, Oct. 2004

 

JP1NWZ and OH1VR at CQ Magazine, Japan
Visiting the office of CQ Magazine, Japan.
Yoichi JP1NWZ, Editor-in-Chief as my guide.

in Osaka
My great guides in Osaka Oct. 2004:
xyl/JA3NEP, Tony JA3BFL and Ozzy JA3NEP

 

OH1VR and VU2LK
As a keynote Speaker in NIAR's Emergency
communication conference in India Apr. 2005.
The oldest ham of India VU2LK (Love and Kisses
as he says) with me in the picture.

a birthday cake
My friend Tony, JA3BFL designed this
birthday cake for my 59th anniversary
Oct. 15th, 2004. It was delicious!

 

JA3NEP and OH1VR + beer
Cheers to all of you - the world is waiting..!
(Ozzy JA3NEP and I in the picture)


In the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Ham Fair 2009
   (OH1VR second from right)

 


The Opening of GAREC 2012 in
Port Dickson Malaysia.

W6WB gang: from left Oliver W6NV, Kazu JK3GAD/M0CFW, Seppo OH1VR, Olof SM0CKV/G0CKV and Denny KX7M
after 2016 M2 -operation