EURAO Party - Autumn 2020: catching Christmas stations

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

Purpose: The tradition of Santa Claus and the spirit of Christmas have reached the waves in recent years. At this season some stations with special suffix go on air, like YP2XMAS. Also others with their regular suffix join the event. Pay attention to their unusual call! And do not miss the opportunity to participate with children.

Date & time: from December 1st to 31st, 2020, 00:00-24:00 UTC.

Bands & modes: all modes and frequencies, mainly in HF bands, but not only. EFG.

Call: "CQ EURAO Party Ho-Ho-Hooo".

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.

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Amateur Radio News... (cont.)

Malta added to CEPT Radio Amateur Licence nuevo

CEPT/ECC At the request of EURAO, in mid october it was approved a modification of CEPT Recommendation T/R 61-01, also called CEPT Radio Amateur Licence, during the web­meeting WGFM#97.

This modification itself was considered a simple editorial amendment and added Malta to the list of administrations in Annex 2 of this recommendation because it recently (2020-01-10) implemented this recommendation at the national level.

News in brief
  • CQ0VTM: new VHF repetear of Tertúlia Radio­ama­do­rís­tica Guglielmo Marconi, CS5TRGM, in Serra do Roxo (500m asl, IN50TF) covering the city of Coimbra. Features: RV62, 145,775 MHz (-600 KHz) tone 82.5 Hz.
  • CISAR's new Board 2021-2023: Congratulations to the newly elected members! Good luck and success.
  • YP2XMAS, YP3XMAS, YP4XMAS, YP5XMAS, YP6XMAS, YP7XMAS, YP8XMAS, YP9XMAS and YP0XMAS: will be on air during December 2020, helping Santa from Romania. Event and Award sponsored by ARR. More info on:
EURAO Newsletter: issue dates
  • February
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  • September
  • December
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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: CT1TGM - TRGM - P.O. Box 497 - P-3001-906 Coimbra [web]
  • Romania: YO9RIJ - Petrica Stolnicu - CP 12, Ghiseul 1, Buzau 7 - RO-120340 Buzau
  • Russia: RN4HGK - OBSHHESTVO DRUZEJ RADIO - P.O. Box 44 - Tolyatti, Samarskaya oblast, 445050 [web]
  • Spain and Andorra: EA3RKF - FEDI-EA - P.O. Box 3050 - E-08200 Sabadell (Barcelona) [web]
  • Turkey: YM1KAA - TAMAD - Mimarsinan Mah., Cumhuriyet 2 cad. No 24 Büyükçekmece Etüt ve Sanat Merkezi (Eski Belediye Binasi) - Büyükçekmece/Istanbul [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]
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