Welcome to Portugal!


February 17, 2013 by OH6001SWL

Dear DX friends,

We would like to welcome you all to the EDXC conference 2013 to be held in Figueira da Foz, Portugal, on 6-9 September, 2013. Our conference hotel is Sweet Residence & Gardens, located about 500 metres from the nearest beach of the Atlantic Ocean.


The preliminary programme is as follows (local time, WEST):

6 September (Friday):
19.00 Check in starts at the aparthotel Sweet Residence & Gardens
21.00 Welcome session with cocktail

7 September (Saturday):
08.00-10.00 Breakfast
10.00 Programme about DXing and EDXC, to be confirmed: introduction to the history and recent developments of Portuguese shortwave & mediumwave broadcasting, by Mika Palo + a talk with Portuguese DX’ers on the little known DX hobby in Portugal, current EDXC topics
15.00 Visits to Sottomayor palace and Rádio Foz do Mondego (a local private FM station in Figueira da Foz)
18.00 DX Programme, to be confirmed: Italian DX’er Dario Monferini’s slide show about his recent trip to Peru
20.00 EDXC banquet

Foz do Mondego

8 September (Sunday):
08.00-10.00 Breakfast
10.00-18.00 A day tour by bus including:
– a visit to the historical centre of Coimbra
– a visit to the transmitter centre of RDP Centro
– a visit to Quinta do Encontro vineyard + a wine museum in Anadia
18.00 Return to the hotel + DX programme/evening free

9 September (Monday):
07.30 A quick breakfast
08.00 Check out from the hotel
08.15 Departure to Lisbon by bus
11.00 A tour in Lisbon
– visits to RDP Internacional & Radio Renascença
– lunch on your own
– sightseeing in Lisbon
17.00 End of the official programme


Preliminary prices (hopefully maximum):
Single room per person: 320 €
Double room per person: 270 €

– Accommodation (3 nights) at the conference hotel (aparthotel) Sweet Residence & Gardens
– Breakfasts at the hotel
– Welcome cocktail on Friday
– Visit to Rádio Foz do Mondego on Saturday
– Banquet dinner with programme on Saturday
– Day tour on Sunday, with lunch and wine tasting on a vineyard
– Transfer + sightseeing to/in Lisbon on Monday
– Conference fee

We want to be very transparent with the pricing so more information about the prices in more detail will be available as soon as we get a confirmation from the hotel.

If you have anything to ask, please, do not hesitate to contact either Mika Palo, the EDXC 2013 conference coordinator in Portugal (mika.palo@clix.pt),or me (ksk@sdxl.org). More information can be found also on this EDXC blog (www.edxcnews.wordpress.com).

Once again you are all warmly welcome to the EDXC conference 2013. More information will be sent to you in due course.

See you in Figueira da Foz in September!


Kari Kivekäs
Secretary General of EDXC

Jan-Mikael Nurmela
Assistant Secretary General of EDXC

2 thoughts on “Welcome to Portugal!

  1. Its been a long time I have contacted EDXC and my DXing hobby. Through Facebook now I am able to connect EDXC and know about
    the conference in Portugal in Sept,13.I wish to be in Portugal and attend- Biswajit Guha Roy,DXer,Calcutta, India

  2. Thanks for your feedback and hope to see you in Portugal!

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