Thursday, September 24, 2009

Turku Radio, Finland To Close

At zero zulu on 1 Jan 2010, we will lose yet another coastal station. It's Turku Radio, the only MF/HF station in Finland, callsign OFK.

We've seen this one coming. After all, the operating Finnish Maritime Administration (FMA) has been soliciting suggestions from shippers all year. Also, it recently shifted telemedical services to satellite phones.

Right now, the plans are to sell all equipment at Turku and its remote locations for scrap.

More details are in this posting to the QRZ Newsroom Forum.