The European Radio Amateurs' Organization
announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: "silence please, QRP on air".
Remember this is not a contest, it is just a radio meeting with a few simple 'rules', better to call them recommendations.
Purpose: to promote QRP operation, encourage to use low power and feel its lifestyle.
Anyone can try it, just go down power knob and sharpen the ear, weak signals are there.
Have fun and meet other hams all over the world. Of course also SWLing is welcome.
Date & time: February 28th and March 1st, 2015, Saturday and Sunday, 00:00-24:00 UTC.
Bands & modes: these are the recommended modes/frequencies (+/-) for QRP:
CW: 1.836, 1.843, 3.560, 7.030, 10.106, 10.116, 14.060, 18.086, 18.096, 18.106, 21.060, 24.906 and 28.060;
SSB: 3.690, 7.090, 14.285, 18.130, 21.285, 24.950 and 28.365 MHz.
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 in ADIF format to
firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 contacted station.
Amateur Radio News... (cont.)
This year, 9 May is on Saturday, but there will be also active on Sunday 10 the special callsigns:
AO1EU, AO2EU, AO3EU, AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU, AO7EU, AO8EU and AO9EU,
to commemorate the EU creation in 1950.
As usual, an special QSL and Award will be available via the EuroBureauQSL.
Contact also valid for the Radio Clubs of the World Award, EANET.
Follow the event through the hashtag: #eudota.
On 26-28 June at Friedrichshafen, EURAO will have again a booth where to meet
members, friends, supporters and visitors who attend the show.
We have already begun to prepare the agenda of meetings and activities, including the General Assembly,
discussion of new projects, sharing experiences, coordination of activities,
check point of QSLs for the EURAO Awards, renewing membership, etc.
Reserve those days and do not forget your EURAO membership card...
News in brief
- South America Lighthouse Weekend: February 20-22, 2015, with the participation of
our member club Radiogrupo Sur with two special stations: CV5A and CW5B.
- F9AA Trophy - SSB Contest: March 14-15, 2015, organized by
Union des Radio-Clubs, F8URC.
- 66th International DX Convention: on April 17-19, 2015, in Visalia, California, USA,
sponsored by the Northern California DX Club.
- CQ ENCE: on April 18, 2015, it will take place the Spanish Emergency Communications Exercise
sponsored by the FEDI-EA and Liga CB.
EURAO Newsletter: issue dates
- 15 February
- 15 June
- 15 September
- 1 December
International QSL Service
EuroBureauQSL: entry points
- Argentina: LU1MA - CRC - P.O. Box 232 - 5500 Mendoza
- Belgium: FRA - P.O. Box 1630 - B-1000 Brussels 1
- Chile: CE3FED - FEDERACHI - P.O. Box 9570 - Santiago 21
- Costa Rica: TI2WMP - Waldyn Murillo Pérez - P.O. Box 117-1450 - 10601 San José
- France: F8URC - URC - 162 rue Roger Salengro - F-62330 Isbergues
- Germany: DL0AFC - AFCD - P.O. Box 300128 - D-50771 Koeln
- Greece: HAG - 22, Kassandras Str. - GR-10447 Votanikos - Athens (Attika)
- India: VU2DSI - Datta Deogaonkar - "Surabhi", Meherabad - Ahmednagar 414006
- Italy: IT9BCC - Nino Caracci - Via Campobello, 108 - 91022 Castelvetrano
- Luxembourg: LX1CC - Mill Reiff - 34, rue de la Résistance - L-3340 Huncherange
- Portugal: CT1TGM - TRGM - P.O. Box 497 - P-3001-906 Coimbra
- Romania: YO9KYO - ARR - Str. Stelica Berechet, 23 - RO-087070 Comuna Daia, Judetul Giurgiu
- Spain and Andorra: EA3RKF - FEDI-EA - P.O. Box 3050 - E-08200 Sabadell (Barcelona)
- Uruguay: CX3CCC - Radiogrupo Sur - P.O. Box 950 - 11000 Montevideo
- USA: W2EN - Douglas Rue - 21 Jeffrey Court - Somerville, NJ 08876
- Venezuela: YY5PEZ - Bernardino Soares - P.O. Box 195, O.P.T. San Juan de los Morros - Estado Guarico - CP 2301