This month EURAO launches a new global service:
the Radio Amateur Insurance.
The purpose of this insurance, with a coverage of 9.000.000 EUR, is to guarantee the pecuniary consequences of the civil liability
incumbent on the insured due to consequential bodily, material and immaterial damage caused to third parties as a result of
their radio amateur activities, including travel, and events organized by the subscriber, including assembly and disassembly operations.
This means, translated to our activity, a plus of relief when we do radio outside our QTH, either on the beach, in the countryside,
in a park or in the mountains, as in the case of field days or SOTA.
But also in an urban environment, such as in a square, in a schoolyard or inside a classroom in a workshop with students, or with scouts
in their venue or campground.
In addition to covering contingencies, this insurance is useful to obtain authorization to carry out activities in the public space,
which is mandatory in some countries.
The coverage of this insurance is worldwide, with some limitations for the USA and Canada.
In order to evaluate the interest in this new service, and thus be able to properly size it, this insurance has been included,
experimentally and at no extra cost, in the current EURAO Individual Membership, with only one condition:
the method of paying the membership fee must be recurring, i.e., either by a PayPal subscription or by a direct debit.
A reward for loyalty.
All those members who have not yet done so, are invited to take a PayPal subscription, as they already do with
Netflix (hi hi). Or tell us their bank account number (IBAN/BIC).
Amateur Radio News...
Because COVID-19, the popular Friedrichshafen HAM RADIO exhibition has been canceled.
However, EURAO will hold its General Assembly on the scheduled date:
Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 17:00 CEST, albeit virtually.
For this reason, the image of this year's Assembly will be more similar to the picture on the left than the usual group of people around a table.
Anyway, the agenda is full of interesting topics to deal with and even the admission of several new member associations.
The president of EURAO, Petrica Stolnicu, YO9RIJ, addressed in March a letter to all members, highlighting the
adaptation to the changes that radio amateurs are able to do, especially at times like this.
The letter also reflects on the meaning of "team" concept, the ham spirit, the need to help each other, and losing fear of new challenges,
trying to launch a positive message of hope for the future.