How to fill the EECE message template

The European Emergency Communications Exercise (EECE) is about to practice the exchange of messages between radio amateurs with some fixed data, using a template like this:

http://www.eurobureauqsl.org/docs/eece_message2b-en.pdf

Before every Exercise, download the previous template and print several copies in order to be ready to listen and write down messages.

Here you are an example of a real message sent in a previous Exercise:

Mensaje CQ EECE 2015 de S50ABR

The message itself has two parts: header and content. Both must be sent by radio.

The header has several fields: message number of that day, sender, addressee, date and time of message creation.

To avoid issues with ham regulations in some countries, we use callsigns in sender and addressee fields, but in a real case you could use the template with anything else: doctor, fireman, police, ...

In order to simplify the exercise, the addressee field is fixed to EA3RKF. The sender field should be the callsign of who created that message originally.

Notice that the date and time of message creation could be the day before, just the hour before or during the Exercise.

The content of the message has just three fields:

  • postal code (figures)
  • name initials (the first letter of your name and surname)
  • status (a color)

The last part of the template, called additional information, is not sent by radio, but every operator should fill, as they do with normal QSOs in a logbook.

Those who wish to participate in the Exercise as SWL, just have to fill the template with received data and send to us in any of these different ways:

  • paper to our P.O. Box 3050 - E-08200 Sabadell (SPAIN)
  • pdf to email eece@eurao.org
  • enter data into this web form.

If you want to send a message, first create one and then call CQ EECE in the appropriate frequencies during the Exercise until you get a contact to pass on the message.

Thanks in advance for your collaboration in the European Emergency Communications Exercise.