EURAO Party - Autumn 2018: discover the 60m band

The European Radio Amateurs' Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: "discover the 60m band". Remember this is not a contest, it is just a radio meeting with a few simple 'rules', better to call them recommendations.

Purpose: 60m/5MHz is a quite new band just approved in WRC-15: 5.351,5-5.366,5 KHz. It is in between 80m and 40m bands and it is ideal for local-to-medium distance and NVIS communications. The best and magical moment is at twilight. The goal of this party is to promote the band, have fun and meet other hams. Of course also SWLing is welcome.

Date & time: October 13th and 14th, 2018, Saturday and Sunday, 00:00-24:00 UTC.

Bands & modes: these are the recommended modes/frequencies (+/-) for the 60m band: CW+digital/5.351,5-5.354,0; USB/5.354,0-5.366,0 and weak signal/5.366,0-5.366,5 KHz.

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.