EURAO Party - Summer 2020: working on 80m and 40m bands

The European Radio Amateurs' Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: "working on 80m and 40m bands". Remember this is not a contest, it is just a radio meeting with a few simple 'rules', better to call them recommendations.

Purpose: The 80m and 40m bands, with a well-known behavior, are very popular and provide a lot of fun. You can: experience the differences between day and night, at sunset or sunrise, with short range or long distances; test different kinds of antennas, how height above the ground affects them; participate in nets, QSOs, etc. Try everything you can but remember: the most important thing is that you have fun doing radio and meet other hams all over the world. Of course also SWLing is welcome.

Date & time: September 19th and 20th, 2020, Saturday and Sunday, 00:00-24:00 UTC.

Bands & modes: you can find the recommended modes/frequencies for those bands in our EURAO Frequency Guide. Don't forget novices also exist.

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 to in ADIF format, 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 of the country of the station you have contacted.