The traditional Summer Meeting of Finnish DXers was organized this time in 3.-5.8.2012 in Vuosaari, Helsinki. This meeting was also the 50th anniversary of this meeting tradition!
About 80-90 DXers were gathered to the event site, Hotelli Rantapuisto in Vuosaari, Helsinki. Vuosaari is only a short distance away from the city center, and the place is completely in the middle of the forest by the Gulf of Finland. The weather was fine and beautiful during the whole event!
In the meeting, one era of Finnish DXing came to the end. The Suomen DX-kuuntelijat ry “the Finnish DXer’s -association” was dissolved. Originally Suomen DX-kuuntelijat was part of the Finnish DX-association which exists still today. But when times were changing, the association had lost it’s purpose and it really didn’t have any activities going on. And that’s why it was dissolved in this meeting.
Besides this, the visitors were able to listen lectures for example about antenna technology, FM-DXing and about the new Aihkiniemi -pedition place in Inari, northern Finland.
In Saturday I was also doing a radio programme with Antti Hemmilä for Scandinavian Weekend Radio, which was doing the official radio show of the Finnish DXers. In saturday evening happened the traditional banquett where the SDXL awards were given to notable DXers.
In Sunday, we were able to visit the facilities of the Yleisradio, the national radio- and TV company of Finland in Pasila, Helsinki. There we could visit the 120m high link tower and the news studios! It was really interesting visit, because we could see the places, which are familiar for everyone from the TV but where people rarely visit really by themselves!
More photos from the event can be found here: http://aldebaran.kuvat.fi/kuvat/DXing+/Summer+Meeting+of+Finnish+DXers+3.-5.8.2012/