The European Radio Amateurs' Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: "climb up to the mountain". 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 the combination of radio and mountain, hobby and sport, friendship and nature, because it is healthy, helpful and fun. Also it is a good opportunity to meet other hams all over the world and share experiences with them. Of course also SWLing is welcome.
Date & time: September 19th and 20th, 2015, Saturday and Sunday, 00:00-24:00 UTC.
Bands & modes: these are the recommended modes/frequencies (+/-) for mountains: CW: 7.032, 10.118, 14.064, 18.088, 21.062, 24.906 and 28.062 MHz; SSB: 7.090, 14.285, 18.130, 21.285, 24.950 and 28.365 MHz; FM: 29.200 and 145.500 MHz. Tools: Spots, Announcements.
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.