The European Radio Amateurs' Organization
announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: "World Radio Day for Radio and Peace".
Remember this is not a contest, it is just a radio meeting with a few simple 'rules', better to call them recommendations.
Purpose: the World Radio Day (WRD), February 13, was proclaimed in 2011 by the Member States of UNESCO and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 as an
International Day devoted to Radio, a mass media, simple and low cost, specifically suitable to reach remote communities and vulnerable people.
This year WRD is devoted to Radio and Peace, highlighting the task that radio can do to avoid fueling conflicts.
So let's honor this sector, the radio, of which we are part, listening and contacting other stations around the world, like us, and wishing them peace.
Date & time: February 10th and 13th, 2023, from Friday to Monday, 00:00-24:00 UTC.
Bands & modes: all modes and frequencies, mainly in HF bands, but not only.
Call: "CQ World Radio Day for Radio and Peace
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. But remember that this edition is dedicated to Peace.
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.
Amateur Radio News... (cont.)
25 February - 5 March this special event station will be on air thanks to Ràdio Club Barcelona, EA3RKB,
echoing this first class international event hosted by the mobile world capital.
Week of technology, news and radio. Hams in Spain can operate this station, also valid for the EANET Award.
This year, 9 May is on Tuesday, but we will be active from Friday 5 until Sunday 14, the whole week,
with the special callsigns: AO1EU, AO2EU, AO3EU, AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU, AO7EU, AO8EU and AO9EU,
to commemorate the creation of the EU in 1950.
As usual, special QSL and Award will be available.
Contact also valid for the Radio Clubs of the World Award, EANET.
Follow the event through the hashtag: #eudota.
News in brief
- World Radio Day 2023: February 10-13, SES on air:
AO1WRD, AO2WRD, AO3WRD, AO4WRD, AO5WRD, AO6WRD, AO7WRD, AO8WRD and AO9WRD.
- Mobile World Congress 2023: February 25-March 5, SES on air: AO3MWC. Valid contact for the EANET Award.
- EUrope Day On The Air 2023: May 5-14, SES on air:
AO1EU, AO2EU, AO3EU, AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU, AO7EU, AO8EU and AO9EU.
EURAO Newsletter: issue dates
International QSL Service
EuroBureauQSL: entry points
- Argentina: LU1JHF - Casilla de Correos 66 - 3200 Concordia, ER
- Belgium: FRA - Jean-Marie T'Jaeckx - Perrebroekstraat 16 - B-9200 Dendermonde [web]
- France: Bureau QSL ANRPFD - Jacques Parmantier - 52, Rue Le Corbusier - F-42100 Saint-Étienne [web]
- India: VU2BK - MHRC - Brahma Kumaris, Shantivan Campus - Dist. Sirohi, 307510 Rajasthan [web]
- Ireland: EI9HQB - Paul Raftery - Ballybride - F42TK49 Roscommon
- Italy: IW2ETR - Paolo Fiorelli - Via Monsignor Danieli, 34 - 23017 Morbegno, SO [web]
- Panama: HP1RCP - Radio Club de Panamá - P.O. Box 0819-11334 - Panamá [web]
- Portugal: CS5LX - ARRLx - Rua Actor Isidoro, 38 C/V A - P-1900-026 Lisboa [web]
- Romania: YO9RIJ - Petrica Stolnicu - CP 12, Ghiseul 1, Buzau 7 - RO-120340 Buzau
- Spain and Andorra: EA3RKF - FEDI-EA - P.O. Box 3050 - E-08200 Sabadell (Barcelona) [web]
- Uruguay: CX5A - Radiogrupo Sur - P.O. Box 950 - 11000 Montevideo [web]
- USA: W2EN - Douglas Rue - 21 Jeffrey Court - Somerville, NJ 08876
- Venezuela: YV4VV - Radio Club Valencia - P.O. Box 510 - 2001 Valencia, CA [web]