EURAO Party - Spring 2015: have fun, go portable

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, 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.