EURAO Party - Winter 2014: promoting HF Digital Voice

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

Purpose: to experience new modes (in this case Digital Voice), have fun and meet hams all over the world. Of course SWLs are welcome to participate.

Date & time: March 1st and 2nd, 2014, Saturday and Sunday, 00:00-24:00 UTC.

Bands & modes: these are the recommended frequencies for DV: 1.977, 3.732, 3.817, 5.403,5, 7.177, 7.190, 14.236, 14.240, 18.119, 21.313, 24.933 and 28.720 MHz.

FreeDV: download this open source software and give it a try. It implements Codec2 and FDMDV modem, not patent restricted. Also take advantage of the utility: QSO Finder.

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.