Welcome to Kolovesi National Park! You are on Saimaa Lake!

Alex OH73ELK is waiting for you in Savonranta, Savonlinna, Southern Savonia region: the Heart of the largest lake district in Europe!

ITU 18 - CQ 15 - ww locator KP42NG

Spend your Ham vacation with family or friends at the Radio Shack of OH73ELK


The Savonlinna region is the heart of Lakeland of Finland. This is an ideal place for those who love a calm aura.

The cottage is located on a small island with a bridge (it is possible for any type of transports). On the island, you will have complete privacy (2.5 hectare land, own 300m coastline, forest paths).

After a day on Ham Radio bands, you can relax in a traditional Finnish wooden sauna, located just 10 meters from the lake. 

Each season in Finland has its own charm. Look at the photos on our website and see for yourself starting from winter! Here you will have an unforgettable Ham Radio vacation! 


There are WWFF areas on our lake and different SOTA close to us.


Our modern cottage was built in 2007 by Honka, a world-famous log house designer. Inside you will find all the necessary modern amenities. 3 separate bedrooms and a large living room are available.

This rental QTH is available for 6 persons all year round.


The rental price for Cottage is standard for this region, but it varies depending on the length and season and the number of guests. Use of the sauna, grill, firewood, Yamaha motorboat, fishing rods and other benefits is included in the price. Unlimited Wi-Fi is also included.


There is no additional charge for the use of Ham Shack.


Contact us

Please visit our web site and fill free to send us any questions (GER/ENG) to info@OH73ELK.net : you will receive a personal message from the owner.


How to get to the cottage

In   the   Helsinki   Airport  you  can  rent a car or you can use an internal railway (20-30 e/person) or flight to Savonlinna (IATA code SVL).



Additional activities on the area

If you are also interested in sports, activities and excursions  please visit https://www.visitfinland.com/lakeland/


About us

We are Raisa and Alex. We would be happy to help you with any information you might need about your stay here in Finland. 

Jukka Heikinheimo OH2BR can provide you with any additional information about this project from his own experience.

We specialize also in Amateur Radio Direction Finding (see our ARDF-videos), also called Radio Orienteering, and participate in international competitions in this adventurous sport combining technical knowledge and fitness.

Elk is one of the national symbols of Finland. The new сallsign OH73ELK symbolizes this beautiful animal ;-)