Because many radio amateurs began experimenting with radio on Citizens' Band (CB),
it is worth discussing this topic here. In fact, it was the cheapest and easiest way to get started when you are young.
And, if you liked it, then you kept progressing with the hobby.
Local or regional contacts with friends or unknown people on CB are fun. But sometimes, unexpectedly, the surprise occurs and
the propagation opens. Then, international contacts are possible and the excitement is superlative.
But over the years, CB users have been organizing themselves to facilitate and enjoy long distance contacts (DX),
and subsequent confirmations with QSL cards, by dividing the world into territories, called "divisions".
These territories, in much the same way as radio amateurs do with entities in the DXCC,
tend to be countries, but they can also be islands, overseas regions, areas with certain special characteristics,
cultural and/or linguistic ones, etc. In CB, these territories (divisions) have been numbered and that number is used as a prefix of
A couple of examples: the current list begins with Italy,
which is assigned the division 1, and ends with the most recent assignment: the Republic of Kosovo, as division 352.
Using these divisions, our member association in Spain,
FEDI-EA, in order to promote its services (specially its QSL Service),
has launched a CB QSL Party
this summer, which EURAO fully supports and adopts for its
already traditional parties.
Also other members and several EuroBureauQSL entry points have joined this initiative
(see next page).
The Party's goal is the free exchange of QSL cards "via EuroBureauQSL" for anyone from June to September, 2021.
You needn't to be a member, just send a SASE.
Any activity, individual or collective, can participate in this CB QSL Party. The only requirement is to use callsigns of
the DX type that include the concept "CB division". For example, such as those assigned by FEDI-EA with the format
30FD001 (30 = Spain, FD = Federación Digital, 001 = consecutive number).
All the activities participating in the CB QSL Party may be announced in the specific CB forum
that FEDI-EA maintains active.
Do not hesitate, participate and have fun!
Amateur Radio News...
Because COVID-19, the popular Friedrichshafen HAM RADIO exhibition has been canceled again.
However, EURAO will hold its General Assembly on the scheduled date:
Saturday, June 26, 2021, at 17:00 CEST, virtual for the second time.
Like last year, Google Meet will be used for the meeting and the resulting image will be more similar to the picture on the left
than the usual group of people around a table.