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OH0Z Aland Islands CQ WW DX 160m CW Contest

OH6GLE, OH6XX and OH5TS will be active from Aland Islands in CQ WW DX 160M CW Contest 29 - 31 January 2010 as OH0Z.
They are will be in MO Category.
QSL via W0MM.

Aland Islands

Aland Islands is also called Aland, is an autonomous province of Finland. Situated in the Baltic Sea, Aland is nestled between mainland Sweden and Finland. Aland Islands comprises of 6500 islands, with only 60 being inhabited. Originally, Aland was called Ahvaland (Proto-Norse Lingua), meaning ‘Land of Water’. The economy of Aland is greatly emphasized by tourism, trade and shipping.

Tourists and locals can take part in many activities in Aland, from golfing, fishing to adventurous island hopping. Getting around the islands is not a big deal. In fact, there are numerous ferries and bridges to help people visit different islands. The roads are ideal for cycling.

Places to visit in Aland Islands

Mainland Aland

Mainland Aland comprises of numerous islands and consists of some of the oldest landmarks, for example, in Sund and Saltvik.

Sund

Sund is located east of the main island. A bridge connects Saltvik to it. It has an open-air museum, a medieval castle and is etched by the ruins and elements of the battle with the Russians.

Eckero

Eckero is accepted as Sweden only. It is a tiny island. You need to ride a ferry to reach Eckero from Sweden. Granite rocks and red boatsheds offer a picturesque view to Eckero. The island also consists of small sandy beaches, ideal for sunbathing and swimming.


Aland Islands OH0Z CQ WW DX 160M Contest 2010 Miss Finland

Mariehamn – The Capital Of Aland Islands

Mariehamn, is the capital of Aland and is amongst the largest cities of Aland, consisting of 11000 residents. Mariehamn is a truly beautiful city, made up of green parks and wooden houses. Tourists call it a small – town vacation destination and it is apt for starting Aland Islands tour!

As mentioned in the beginning, the thriving industry of Aland is tourism. Therefore, tourists throng Mariehamn all year round (1.5 million per year). There are many hotels, condos, resorts, shops, bars and entertainment joints to accommodate and entertain tourists and guests.

Aland Islands – Things to do

There are many activities to indulge in, when visiting the beautiful island province of Aland.

Bomarsund is located in the east of Sund and is a beautiful place for sightseeing in Aland. This was a military base built by the Russians between 1808 and 1809. If you want to get a glimpse of history, then don’t forget to visit Bomarsund.

Next up is KastelholmsSlott. It is one of the primary places of Aland. It is a medieval castle that will surely leave you awestruck. It is a 14th century castle, made with numerous extensions by Gustav Wasa.

Then there is Pommern. It is Mariehamn’s symbol and a 4-masted merchant barque, which the western harbor anchors. Pommern was built in Scotland’s Glasgow region in the year 1903. The ship used to carry a huge grew and tonnes of cargo for trading purposes to England and Australia.

Aland Island is also notable for its beautiful and tiny villages. One such village is the Stone Age Village. This particular place can be spotted whilst driving down the OrrdalsKlint road, close to Langbergsoda. The village is a reconstructed element, consisting of huts covered with sealskin.

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Jens
  • Callsign: DH4JK
  • 2015-04-06 04:26:29
Miss Finland 10 points
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Robert
  • Callsign: AA6UP
  • 2015-02-09 06:21:39
I see why they call this the Most Popular News!
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Niko
  • Callsign: OH2LZC
  • 2015-01-12 05:43:50
She is Essi Pöysti, Miss Finland 2009
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Keith
  • Callsign: Mahvros
  • 2011-01-11 19:08:50
hi there, I was googling the Aland Islands and much to my surprise I found this picture of this beautiful woman! Who is she and what is this contest please? I am intrigued. :)
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Mario
  • Callsign: Toro
  • 2011-01-02 20:50:56
Like the woman...she is very beautiful... I'm from Texas USA the city I live in is called Austin. love your country very nice place to explore.

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