The European Radio Amateurs' Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: "local QSOs, essential". Remember this is not a contest, it is just a radio meeting with a few simple 'rules', better to call them recommendations.
Purpose: Local radio activity is essential to establish bonds of friendship and brotherhood, collaboration between colleagues and, above all, keep our bands busy and active. So, to encourage its use, this activity is simply to register in your log the participants in your usual local QSO. When you send it to us, you will get a nice Certificate of Participation, and they too.
Date & time: from February 1st to 29th, 2020, 00:00-24:00 UTC.
Bands & modes: any mode and frequency. Scan VHF FM, direct and repeaters. Or 10m FM and SSB. Even 80m at night. EFG.
Call: "CQ EURAO Party".
Exchange: because this is a QSO event, not a contest, you can talk about whatever you want, in any language, and for as long as you like. Here are some topic suggestions to get the conversation going: name, city, locator, weather, antennas, rigs, etc.
Also talk about QSL interchange. Tell the truth. Say "no, thanks" if you are not interested in QSL cards. But if you would like to have a memory of your contact, feel free to use our EuroBureauQSL (see below).
Logs: for statistic purposes only, we ask participants to submit their logs to firstname.lastname@example.org in ADIF format, where the filename should be your callsign (e.g. EA3RKF.ADI).
There will be no results or league tables, only statistical information about number of QSOs, countries, callsigns, OMs/YLs/Clubs, etc.
Certificate of Participation: for ALL those sending the log
EuroBureauQSL: you can use it to interchange QSLs even if you are not member. In this case, just send the QSL to the entry point in the country of the station you have contacted.
News in brief
EURAO Newsletter: issue dates
EuroBureauQSL: entry points
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