The European Radio Amateurs' Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: "with a simple dipole". Remember this is not a contest, it is just a radio meeting with a few simple 'rules', better to call them recommendations.
Purpose: Probably the easiest antenna to build, the dipole is made up of just two pieces of wire cut to the appropriate length for the band to be used: a quarter wavelength on each side. More "sophisticated" versions may include a balun, but it works also without it. In any case, its simplicity does not diminish the great satisfactions that it can produce, quite the opposite. Try it and share with your colleagues, near or far away, and have fun.
Date & time: from February 20th and 21st, 2021, Saturday and Sunday, 00:00-24:00 UTC.
Bands & modes: all modes and frequencies of the HF bands. For more specific info, have a look to the EURAO Frequency Guide (EFG).
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 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.
Certificate of Participation: for all those sending the log and without a minimum of confirmed QSOs.
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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