CCF/OHDXF-mötet 2018 hålls i Åbo

ANNUAL DX & CONTEST MEETING 9 – 11 March 2018 in TURKU

The Annual OHDXF & CCF Meeting will be this year in Turku, Finland on 9 – 11 March 2018. The organizer is OHDXF. The meeting will be held in the Holiday Club’s Caribia resort which is located just two kilometers from the City Center.

The actual meeting day is Saturday, the 10 th of March. OHDXF has reserved the auditorium for the whole day. The Meeting package includes a morning coffee or breakfast, a buffet lunch and afternoon coffee. We will also have a common dinner but due to practical reasons, the dinner is not included in the Meeting package but rather charged individually by the resort.

We are putting together a most interesting program. Year 2018 will be a big year in contesting due to the WRTC 2018 in Germany, thus we certainly will put an emphasis there. But since the year will start with the most expensive ever DXpedition, Bouvet Island 2018, we just must highlight it as well. These meeting have always been twofold between Contesting and DX’ing. We are working to tie the presentations into a common thread, the Theme of the Meeting. This all will come out along with the detailed program.

The fee of the Meeting package will be 75 euros to all with the exception of those who stay overnight in Caribia the Friday night. Their fee will be 67 euros since the breakfast is included in the room charge. OHDXF will charge the fee during the booking. The Saturday night dinner’s package price will be 35 to 47 euros depending which menu we will choose. Holiday Club wants all participants to have the same menu, or buffet.

On Sunday all participants who desire are invited to visit OH0X contest site. Depending of how many of us joins the visit we may rent a bus or just use own cars. You should reserve 6 – 7 hours for the trip.

The room charges are reasonable. A single room will cost 108 euros, a double room 128 euros and a triple room 168 euros per night including breakfast. Holiday Club offers 10 % discount of all their Spa services on Saturday. The link here will introduce you to the resort. https://www.holidayclubresorts.com/en/resorts/caribia/.

Turku has excellent train, bus, ferry and flight connections especially domestically and from Stockholm. We will advise soon of these.

Stay tuned. More information will come up to OHDXF and CCF home pages later this week. We should be able to open booking with detailed instructions within a week.

73’s, Kari OH5TS
Secretary OHDXF

Inbjudan till Contest University i Finland

Contest University Finland 2017 is celebrating the centenary of Finland’s independence. The 2nd CTU Finland will be organized in conjunction with the SRAL Summer Camp at Mustiala Manor on Friday 7.7.2017 klo 09:00 … 17:00 local time.

http://www.mustialankartano.fi/in-english/

Please join us to listen interesting, internationally acknowledged, lecturers about various topics around contesting. Both new and experienced contesters will find something new for them.

Speakers:
Chris Kovarik 9A5K, creator of DXLog and master of the latest operating techiques. You will learn how high scores are achieved e.g. at K1LZ, E7DX, 9A1A ja JT5DX super stations.

Jouko Häyrynen OH1RX, will give the latest news of the WRTC 2018 just only 364 days to go.

Pekka Ketonen OH1TV, a true specialist in antenna design and technology will reveal secrets of the low band receive antenna systems.

Kari Hirvonen OH2BP, Mr. RTTY will tell us about the increasingly popular contest mode ABC and D.

Ranko Boca 4O3A, founder of  a super station and a tech company to bring his innovations to commercial products to enable modern operating techniques to be applied.

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Dags att anmäla sig till CCF/OHDXF-mötet

Det är hög tid att anmäla sig till CCF/OHDXF:s årliga Contest- och DX-möte. 2017 återvänder mötet till Östersjön på Silja Serenade den 3-5:e februari.

UPPDATERINGAR
2017-01-05: Lagt till namn och adress till kontouppgifterna, se nedan. BA1RB kommer och berättar om BS7H.
2016-12-28: Kontonumret är nu rättat.

Det finns flera olika möjligheter att delta i mötet. Till exempel att ta flyget över till Helsingfors på fredagen och vara med på hela kryssningen och ta flyget tillbaka på söndagen, eller så hoppar man av när båten ligger i Stockholms hamn.

Ett annat sätt är att delta som dagbesökare och vara med på lördagens föredrag ombord på båten. Mötet är en fantastisk möjlighet att träffa likasinnade DX:are och contesters från skandinavien och övriga världen under lättsamma former.

 

Uppdatering 2017-01-05 från arrangörerna:

We have the pleasure to announce that Mr Fin Bin, BA1RB will join the Cruise and will be our Guest Speaker on Friday evening. He will also give a brief update on BS7H on Saturday meeting.

CRUISE AGENDA SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4th

09.45 Arrival in Stockholm, Tallink Silja Line terminal, Värtan
10.10 Check-in for SM-visitors starts
10.20 Check-in closes. Visitors board Serenade
10.00 Good Morning – Get Together starts
10.40 Opening of the DX & Contest Cruise meeting. Olli Rissanen, OH0XX
11.00 Internet of Things, impact to Ham Radio. Veijo Kontas, OH6KN
11.40 Remote Control step by step. Marko Markkanen, OH7KD
12.20 Fully Remote SDR station. Timo Törö, OH5KW
13.00 Coffee Break (Light meal)
13.40 WRTC2018 Update Christian Janßen, DL1MGB
14.20 The long way to serious Low Band DXpeditions. Dietmar Kasper, DL3DXX
15.00 Bouvet Island Megapedition 2018. Erling Wiig, LA6VM
15.40 Closing of the Meeting. Olli Rissanen, OH0XX
16.00 SM-visitors depart the ferry
16.45 Ferry leaves Stockholm

Så här anmäler du dig till dagbesöket:

Skicka ett mail till Kari OH5TS oh5ts@sral.fi med:

  1. Förnamn, Efternamn
  2. Din anropssignal

Anmälan bekräftas via email inom två dagar.

Avgiften, 50€ betalas senast den 9/1 till OHDXF bankkonto FI34 1125 3000 1040 28 och BIC NDEAFIHH. Vissa banker kräver både namn och adress på betalningsmottagaren: OHDXF, Reinolankatu 26, 48600 Kotka, FinlandKom ihåg att uppge namn och callsign för varje deltagare du betalar för. Betalningen bekräftas via email. Mer information finns i inbjudan för dagbesöket (PDF).

Vill du vara med på hela kryssningen? Läs mer i arrangörernas informationsblad (PDF).

Vi ses!

 

OHDXF/CCF-mötet återvänder till Östersjön 3-5 februari

Det årliga OHDXF/CCF-mötet återvänder till Östersjön och 2017 blir det en traditionsenligt kryssning. Förutom att hänga med på hela kryssningen finns också möjligheten att vara med på lördagens presentationer, när båten ligger i Värta-hamnen. Det är en fantastiskt bra möjlighet att träffa radioamatörer från när och fjärran och samtidigt få ta del av det senaste inom DX-jakt och contesting.

Så här skriver Kari OH5TS:

Once again we are organizing the Meeting in a ship. This year we had to go with Silja Line. The cruise starts on Friday the 3rd of February from Helsinki at 5 pm, gets to Stockholm at 9.45 am on Saturday the 4th and leaves back for Helsinki at 16.45.

The main meeting will be as usually on Saturday on-board the ship in Värtan Harbour where we invite the SM hams to attend. The theme is “Remote” and there will be an interesting program on the main theme, an update of WRTC 2018 by Christian, DL1MGB, Dietmar’s DL3DXX serious low bad DXpeditions story and Jari’s OH6BG and a TBA contesters combined effort to new strategies in declining solar activity environment. Additional high profile presentations are pending and they will be confirmed later.

This time the interest among OH hams seems higher than during the last few years. Hence there would be a great chance to many eyeball chats.

The price the day meeting participation fee is 50 euros per person.

Läs mer i Programmet, där finns också information om hur du anmäler dig!

DX & Contest meeting 2016

Den 12-13 februari 2016 är det åter dags för Contest Club Finland och OH DX http://contestclubfinland.com/DX--and--Contest-meeting-2016.phpFoundations årliga Dx & Contest-möte.

Den här gången blir det ingen traditionsenlig kryssning på Östersjön, utan mötet hålls Helsingfors på Sokos Hotel Vantaa.

Så här ser det preliminära programmet ut:

Friday 12.2.
19:00 – Get together at Sokos Hotel Vantaa

Saturday 13.2.
10:00 Registration
11:00 Opening Words and Contest Marathon Plaques
11:15 Futuristic Contest Station Technology, Veijo Kontas OH6KN
12:00 How to tackle man made noise, Matti Hohtola OH7SV
12:45 Coffee Break
13:15 WRTC 2018 update, Christian Janssen DL1MGB
14:00 Contest & DX Quiz
14:30 Battling and Tackling the Scandinavian Activity Contest, Kim Östman OH6KZP
15:15 TBD
15:55 End of presentations
16:00 CCF Annual meeting (in Finnish)
18:00- Dinner
Läs mer på CCF:s hemsida, där finns ytterligare information om middagen, bokning och priser.