The Finnish Amateur Radio League SRAL
The Finnish Amateur Radio League SRAL, founded in 1921, is the national central organization of Finnish radio amateurs, and encourages and supports amateur radio activity in Finland. Anyone interested is welcome to join the ranks of our ca. 3500 members, no amateur radio license is needed. Ask more from the SRAL office (see contact details below)!
Visitors and immigrants
If you are visiting Finland or have moved to Finland recently, please see the page amateur radio in Finland for visitors and immigrants!
The tasks of the league, among others:
- responsible for organizing amateur radio examinations in Finland
- collaborates with the Transport and Communications Agency Traficom on matters related to amateur radio regulations, frequencies and qualifications
- member of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) and the Nordic Radio Amateur Union (NRAU). The association participates in international advocacy work and in securing amateur radio frequencies and promoting the conditions for amateur radio
- monitors the use of amateur radio frequencies and works with the IARU and telecommunications administrations to keep frequency bands designated for the exclusive use of radio amateurs free from other radio traffic
- publishes the magazine Radioamatööri
- maintains the QSL Bureau for its members’ incoming and outgoing QSL cards
- coordinates amateur radio beacons and repeater stations (see automatic.sral.fi for station info) in Finland.
Some benefits of being a member of SRAL are:
- a paper and a digital copy of Radioamatööri magazine
- downloadable digital copies of magazines of other Nordic amateur leagues (Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland)
- free service to send and receive QSL cards
- email forwarding service for addresses like firstname.lastname@example.org, e.g. email@example.com
- permission to operate remote station OH2A, which any member of SRAL can operate using a web browser — with no additional station hardware needed!
SRAL office contact information
Telephone: +358 9 562 5973
Telephone service hours: Mon-Tue 10:00–14:00 Helsinki time (UTC+2, UTC+3 summer time).
Mailing address: SRAL, Box 44, FI-00441 Helsinki, FINLAND
Office visiting address: Kaupinmäenpolku 9, Helsinki, Finland
The office is open for public Mon-Tue 10:00–14:00 Helsinki time (UTC+2, UTC+3 summer time).
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SRAL 100 years award
The Finnish Amateur Radio League issues the SRAL 100 award in honor of the 100th anniversary year 2021. For the award, you must have contacts with at least 100 different Finnish amateur radio stations (prefixes OF, OG, OH. OI, OJ). The contacts must be held between 1.1.2021 and 31.12.2021. All bands and modes allowed for radio amateurs may be used. Contacts via repeater stations are not accepted. Short wave listeners can also apply for the award. For contact with SRAL’s anniversary station OH100SRAL, a special mention is given in the award.
For the application, the applicant shall prepare an extract from the log showing the call sign, date, band and mode for each contact.
The application is sent to the address SRAL, Award Manager, Kaupinmäenpolku 9, 00440 HELSINKI. The award fee is €10 or $12 . Payment can be made to SRAL’s bank account or sent together with the request. Foreign radio amateurs can also make a payment via PayPal.
Download your SRAL100 QSO log board:
OH Northern Lights 100-year certificate (OH-NL-100)
For this certificate you also have contacts with 100 Finnish radio amateurs: 50 OH-stations and 50 OF-stations (will be on the air for 100 days starting 15 September 2021. These stations give you 100 points. Furthermore there will be 10 special multiplier stations giving you a total of 1000 points. For details see the rules.
Download your OH Northern Lights QSO log board:
For other awards offered by SRAL see the awards page.
OH100SRAL anniversary call sign
The Finnish Amateur Radio League SRAL celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2021. The anniversary call sign OH100SRAL will be used throughout the year 2021. Requests for direct QSL cards can be sent to OH1NDA (see address on QRZ.com). Please include SAE + $2 or €2 or IRC (check the date of the IRC! If the IRC is invalid the QSL will be sent via the bureau).
The logs will be uploaded to LotW every month. QSL cards will be sent via the bureau.