EURAO Party - Autumn 2018: discover the 60m band

The European Radio Amateurs' Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: "discover the 60m band". Remember this is not a contest, it is just a radio meeting with a few simple 'rules', better to call them recommendations.

Purpose: 60m/5MHz is a quite new band just approved in WRC-15: 5.351,5-5.366,5 KHz. It is in between 80m and 40m bands and it is ideal for local-to-medium distance and NVIS communications. The best and magical moment is at twilight. The goal of this party is to promote the band, have fun and meet other hams. Of course also SWLing is welcome.

Date & time: October 13th and 14th, 2018, Saturday and Sunday, 00:00-24:00 UTC.

Bands & modes: these are the recommended modes/frequencies (+/-) for 60m band: CW+digital/5.351,5-5.354,0; USB/5.354,0-5.366,0 and weak signal/5.366,0-5.366,5 KHz.

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 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 those sending the log and with a minimum of 10% QSOs confirmed.

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.

About our members...

Union of Radio Amateurs of the DPR new

SRDNR SRDNR was founded in 2016 for hams around Donetsk (a territory of Ukraine in conflict) in order to promote their hobby and provide representation before public authorities.

Hope that becoming member club of EURAO will contribute to peace.

Kempische Amateur Radioclub new

KAR KAR, PI4KAR was founded in 1993 in Bladel, with the ideal goal to bring together the radio amateurs and those interested in technology in the Kempen.

Share this with others is the main reason to become member club of EURAO.

News in brief
  • 90 years of the Kharkov short wave club: July 1-October 1, 2018, SES EM90L, EN90L and EO90L will be on air in occasion of this celebration. A pdf Diploma will be available via email:
  • OS20VRA: September 28-November 4, 2018, celebrating 20 years of VRA. Special QSL available.
  • JOTA 2018: Jamboree on the Air will be held on October 19-21.
  • VRA Activity Day: October 20, 2018, on 2m band in SSB and FM.
  • Asia Pacific DX Convention 2018: on November 16-18, in Osaka, Japan.
EURAO Newsletter: issue dates
  • February
  • June
  • September
  • December
Image archive
QSLs envelope
International QSL Service.
EuroBureauQSL: entry points
  • Argentina: LU1JHF - Casilla de Correos 66 - 3200 Concordia, ER
  • Belgium: FRA - P.O. Box 393 - B-1000 Brussels 1 [web]
  • France: F8URC - URC - 3 rue Saint Lugle - F-62190 Lillers [web]
  • India: VU2BK - MHRC - Brahma Kumaris, Shantivan Campus - Dist. Sirohi, 307510 Rajasthan [web]
  • 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: CT1TGM - TRGM - P.O. Box 497 - P-3001-906 Coimbra [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]
  • Ukraine: UNGO-UARL - P.O. Box 33 - 01001 Kyiv
  • Uruguay: CX3CCC - 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]
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