As you remember, last year EURAO signed a
LoU with CEPT/ECC
in order to cooperate in all Amateur Radio issues. This year, EURAO has been kindly invited to participate in the
85th meeting of its Working Group Frequency Management (WG FM), held on 23-27 May, 2016, in Helsinki, Finland.
In this meeting, EURAO had the great opportunity to present itself to all other event attendees,
national administrations and observers, like Wi-Fi Alliance, EBU (Eurovision) or NATO, just to name a few.
CEPT was established in 1959 and nowadays has 48 country members from Central and Eastern Europe.
CEPT structure comprises three committees (ECC, CERP and Com-ITU) and a permanent office in Copenhagen:
the European Communications Office (ECO).
Within the ECC there are several working groups (WG). Frequency Management (FM) is one of them,
which in turn has other subgroups, like the Radio Amateur Forum Group (RA FG), which most interest us.
On the page behind you will find a list of CEPT recommendations regarding Amateur Radio.
One of the advantages of these recommendations is that other countries than members can join them. For example, CEPT Radio Amateur Licence
is adopted also by:
Australia, Canada, Israel, overseas countries and territories of the Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa and USA.
Negotiation with others is underway.
So, let's keep working together for radio amateurs.
Amateur Radio News...
EURAO will have again a booth (A1-551) at Friedrichshafen's exhibition,
to be held 24-26 June. This year the booth will be bigger in order to make it fit our member associations and
that there is a more intense interaction between them.
Our own agenda includes: technical meeting on Friday, General Assembly on Saturday;
all day support to members, friends and visitors; tasting experiences, coordination of activities, discussion of new projects,
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) invented most of the 20th century technology, including alternating current,
radio, radar, television, electric motor and electric car.
Union des Radioclubs et radioamateurs, F8URC, will be on air
all weekends of July and August 2016 with this special callsign devoted to him: TM160NT.
QSL via F6KRK.
The aim of the EURAO Award is to certify its holder has contacted with a certain number of different countries,
some of them European ones.
At first, valid contacts were those related to cards managed through the EuroBureauQSL (EBQ).
Later, also other cards were accepted once presented to our check points.
Now, yourself can introduce in the EBQ website the QSOs with new countries, as long as they are confirmed by both sides
in eQSL and both have AG (Authenticity Guaranteed).