EURAO Party - Autumn 2017: FT8, a brand new mode

The European Radio Amateurs' Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: "FT8, a brand new mode". Remember this is not a contest, it is just a radio meeting with a few simple 'rules', better to call them recommendations.

Purpose: to spread FT8 (Franke-Taylor design, 8-FSK modulation), a new mode just launched last summer, designed for situations like multi-hop Es where signals may be weak and fading, openings may be short, and you want fast completion of reliable, confirmable QSOs. It is included in WSJT-X Version 1.8.0 program.

Date & time: December 16th and 17th, 2017, Saturday and Sunday, 00:00-24:00 UTC.

Bands & modes: these are the recommended frequencies (+/-) for FT8: 1.840, 3.573, 7.074, 10.136, 14.074, 18.100, 21.074, 24.915, 28.074, 50.313 and 70.100 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. callsign, locator and signal report, the only data that FT8 allows to exchange.

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 party@eurao.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.

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.

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Amateur Radio News... (cont.)

Radio Clubs of the World Sprint Contest 2017: final results nuevo

EANET Award The so-called EANET Sprint Contest, for short, was held last November 5 for the seventh time. The lack of propagation did not discourage the participants, who increased slightly in number.

In radio club category the winners have been: EA1RCM, EA1RKS and EA3RKM; and in the radio amateur category: EA7YV, EA4RY and IK1GPG.

All of them will receive the deserved prizes before Christmas. Congratulations and hope to hear you next year!

Diploma EANET
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News in brief
  • 100 years of the WW1 armistice: November 2017-November 2018, partnership between schools and radio clubs from 60 countries. http://www.news.urc.asso.fr
  • YP2XMAS, YP3XMAS, YP4XMAS, YP5XMAS, YP6XMAS, YP7XMAS, YP8XMAS, YP9XMAS and YP0XMAS: will be on air during December 2017, helping Santa from Romania. Event and Award sponsored by ARR. More info on: http://www.qrz.com
  • EuroBureauQSL live in Italy: December 16, 2017, at Electronics and Amateur Radio Fair in Santa Lucia di Piave (TV), the Manager IW2ETR will be ready at MDXC stand. Contact him before. https://eurobureauqsl-it.jimdo.com
EURAO Newsletter: issue dates
  • 15 February
  • 15 June
  • 15 September
  • 1 December
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QSLs envelope
International QSL Service.
EuroBureauQSL: entry points
  • Algeria: 7X2JV - Noury B.M. - P.O. Box 87 - Bouarfa 09019 Blida
  • Belgium: FRA - P.O. Box 393 - B-1000 Brussels 1 [web]
  • Chile: CE3FED - FEDERACHI - P.O. Box 9570 - Santiago 21 [web]
  • Costa Rica: TI2WMP - Waldyn Murillo Pérez - P.O. Box 117-1450 - 10601 San José [web]
  • France: F8URC - URC - 3 rue Saint Lugle - F-62190 Lillers [web]
  • Greece: HAG - 22, Kassandras Str. - GR-10447 Votanikos - Athens (Attika) [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]
  • Portugal: CT1TGM - TRGM - P.O. Box 497 - P-3001-906 Coimbra [web]
  • 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) [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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