The European Radio Amateurs' Organization, together with the Amateur Radio Portable Operators Club , announce a new party on the air, this time with the motto: "have fun, go portable". 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 portable operation in all its forms (mobile, bike, backpack, on a beach or on a mountaintop), because it is fun and helpful, especially in emergency situations. Also it is a good opportunity to meet other hams all over the world and share experiences with them. Of course SWLing is welcome too.
Date & time: June 20th and 21st, 2015, Saturday and Sunday, 00:00-24:00 UTC.
Bands & modes: these are the recommended modes/frequencies (+/-) for portable: CW: 3.559, 7.029,5, 10.117,5, 14.059 and 18.081,5; SSB: 1.845, 3.791, 7.080, 7.185,5, 14.180, 14.342,5, 14.346, 18.117,5, 18.157,5, 21.437,5, 24.977,5 and 28.327,5 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.