Helsinki - Åland - Stockholm - Åland - Helsinki : 20 - 22 January 2006
|Finland was experiencing a cold snap (around -20ºc) at the time of the OH Contest Club Finland - DX Convention in January 2006.||The 2006 CCF-DX Convention was held during a 40-hour Helsinki - Åland - Stockholm - Åland - Helsinki ferry trip.|
|Five of the seven UK Contesters/DXers present: John G3LZQ, Roger G3SXW, Don G3XTT, Rupert G4XRV and Lionel G5LP.|
|Don G3XTT, WWYC Member Fabian DJ1YFK, Lionel G5LP, Roger G3SXW, Rupert G4XRV and Nigel G3TXF.|
|Tonno ES5TV asks interesting questions during the CQ WW Contest session at the Finnish CCF DX Convention.||Ville OH2MM and Steve K6AW explain the role of the DX Advisors on the CQ WW Contest Committee.|
|Rupert G4XRV and Lionel G5LP check out one of the several bars on the SS Gabriella Helsinki-to-Stockholm ferry-boat.|
|Rich K2WR relaxes during one of the more technical sessions of the OH CCF-DX Convention. Maybe it's just the jet-lag.|
|Nigel G3TXF, Nodir EY8MM and Slava ES1AJ exchange tales about DX .|
|Helsinki ferry harbour - the start point and end point of the two-day Baltic cruise trip for the excellent 2006 OH CCF-DX Convention.|
|Don G3XTT, Lionel G5LP (just visible to the right of Don), Rich K2WR (an honorary Brit), Rupert G4XRV, John G3LZQ, Stewart GM4AFF and Roger G3SXW set the world to right.|
|The outside decks of the SS Gabriella ferry were empty. The floor was covered with ice which made walking decidedly dangerous.|
|Nodir EY8MM, Don G3XTT, Roger G3SXW, Rupert G4XRV, Lionel G5LP (only one eye just visible!) and Slava ES1AJ.|
|Nigel G3TXF logs a "new one".......
Stepping ashore onto Åland/OH0 at 4.15am (!) gave G3TXF his 122nd Country for the DXCC-Feet Award.
|Finland - land of the eternal Grey-Line......
Sunrise on the last day of the trip.
The outside air temperature had dropped to -24ºC.
This photo shows the ice in the Baltic as we approach Helsinki harbour at the end of the 2006 OH CCF DX Convention.