CCF Contest Meeting 2008

Från Pasi OH6UM/OH2IW dök det upp en trevliga inbjudan till det årliga Contest & Dx-mötet på Österjön. Mötet är en gammal tradition och de senaste åren har det varit i form av en kryssning på Östersjön. Det finns två alternativ för deltagande. Vill man vara med på hela kryssningen startar man från Helsingfors. Det finns också en möjlighet att besöka mötet under den tid fartyget ligger i Stockholms hamn. Läs mer i inbjudan nedan!

Welcome to the 13th International Contest/DX Meeting!

18-20 January 2008

Join our traditional round-trip cruise on the Baltic Sea crossing 3 DXCC countries:
From Helsinki (OH) via Aland Islands (OH0) to Stockholm (SM), and back to Helsinki.

On our preliminary agenda :

  • CN2R station design and evolution
  • 4O3A station automation
  • From D4B to D4C – Contesting from Cape Verde
  • A troublesome DXpedition 3B6SP –> 3B7SP
  • VP6DX Ducie DXpedition (Feb 2008) update
  • FO/M Marquesas Islands DXpedition – Direct report from the Pacific
  • RTTY Competing on high level
  • … etc.

For the avec’s: Possibility to visit Stockholm (SM) on Saturday 19-Jan between 10:00-16:00 (local time).

For more detailed info of cruise packages, daytime visits (Saturday/Stockholm), time schedule, airline offers, how to register etc., go to

Many airline special offers from Europe to Helsinki (HEL) and Tampere (TMP) available right now for January 2008! Some offers available *just this week* by Thursday 22nd November! (Tampere –> Helsinki by train takes 1:30-1:45 hours, avg 26€/person.)

Early birds get the best cabins! Registrate asap on our web form: (Accesscode CCF08 + Login)
by 28-December-2007 at the latest!

Interested in hosting a Contest/DX/Club suite on board? –> Contact OH6UM/OH2IW (callsign at SRAL.FI)

73 es cu “/MM” in January 2008!

Contest Club Finland – CCF
OH DX Foundation – OHDXF

Comments from the 2007 cruise :

“My first time on the CCF cruise, and I really enjoyed it! Presentations were great with a wide spectrum of interesting topics. Everything together with the opportunity to meet your friends (and making new friends) is great. I will certainly join if there’s a cruise in 2008!”
“S&%#TANA, it was very good!”
“There was a good balance between presentations and time for eyeball qsos.”
“Cruise concept is excellent & good value.”
“Presentations by experience + number of participants = lots of interaction”
“Keep it mixed – DX/Contest topics and tecnical topics, too.”
“Keep on with your good work!!!”