EDXC -- European DX Council -- cordially invites you all to the next EDXC Conference in Bulgaria, coming up on August 18 - 23, 2011. First we begin with our conference in Southern Bulgaria, in Melnik. Melnik is situated 176 Kms South from Sofia on the European Highway E 79. The same Highway leads to the Greek border -- 28 Kms. After our conference in Melnik we are going to visit Radio Bulgaria External Services in Sofia.
You will need 3 / three /nights in Melnik : Arrival August 18 -- Departure August 21, 2011. We recommend : Hotel Melnik in Melnik. Phone : + 359 7437 2272. E--Mail reservation : email@example.com. Homepage : www.hotelmelnik.com Room prices : From EUR 36,-- / Room per night, including Bulgarian Breakfast.
You will need 2 / two / nights in Sofia : Arrival August 21 -- Departure August 23, 2011. In Sofia we recommend : HOTEL DEDEMAN Princess Sofia, 131, Maria Luisa Boulevard, 1202 SOFIA, Bulgaria. Phone : + 359 2 933 88 88. E -- Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Homepage : www.dedeman.com
Room prices : from EUR 60,-- / Room per night, including Bulgarian Breakfast. Please do RESERVE your hotel rooms NOW !
Our programme in Melnik, what we know now :
We will have our Conference at Hotel Melnik. Lectures, meals and also our Banquet Dinner at this hotel. Beyond that : One excursion to Macedonia, just over the day, just to see a little bit of another country !
Our programme in Sofia :
On Monday, August 22 we are going to visit Radio Bulgaria External Services. They transmit at least in 10 languages on Shortwaves !
Conference Fee : EUR 85,-- to be paid to the Organizer Committee when you arrive on August 18 at Hotel Melnik. EDXC Reception Desk will be open from 12.00 Hours midday ( noon ). The Conference Fee EUR 85,-- includes : Use of the Conference Room with fully equiped Technical Aid : LapTop with Latin Letters and picture projection possibility. Also included : Lunch on Friday, August 19 and Lunch on Saturday, August 20. And our traditional Banquet Dinner on Saturday evening is also included. Furthermore : It will be a bus taking us from Melnik to Sofia on Sunday, August 21. This bus is only reserved for our group. The price for this special bus trip is also included into the Conference Fee EUR 85.
Special participation fee for spouse : EUR 70,-- / spouse. Special participation fee for child : EUR 58,-- / child.
The EDXC is coming back to you with more detailed programme later on. If you wish to hold lectures with interesting subjects related to our DX Hobby, please do not hesitate to tell me.
As to your often put question : How to proceed to Melnik from Sofia ?
Our answers :
1. By railway: From Sofiya Main Railway Station:
Sofia 07:40 12:15 14:00 15:35
Sandanski 11:56 15:53 18:33 19:32
Sofia 17:05 22:37
Sandanski 20:09 02:09
From Sandanski you can continue to Melnik by taxi. Distance Sandanski -- Melnik : about 17--18 Kms.
2. By bus : CENTRAL BUS STATION, Sofia,
100 Kniaginia Maria Luiza Boulevard, Sofia.
Phone : + 359 900 21 000.
Every day there is a bus at 14.00 Hours local Sofia time from Sofia to Melnik. Every hour there are buses running from Sofia to Sandanski.
As to the lectures on the conference :
What we know now, Anker Petersen the Chairman of the Danish Shortwave Club International will hold a lecture on the subject : " Radio Travel in Northern Part of India and Bhutan. "
If you wish to contribute with lectures related to our radio hobby, you are welcome to inform the Organizer Committee .
With best wishes and greetings,
The Organizer Committee
E -- Mail : email@example.com