EURAO Party - Spring 2019: Meteor Scatter on 6m

The European Radio Amateurs' Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: "Meteor Scatter on 6m". Remember this is not a contest, it is just a radio meeting with a few simple 'rules', better to call them recommendations.

Purpose: The 6m band (50-52 MHz in Europe) is located in the lowest portion of VHF. Because its very special characteristics of propagation, it's called the "magic band". One of the most original modes of communication is Meteor Scatter, taking advantage of meteor showers. The objective of this party is to awaken curiosity about this mode and band, and encourage hams to know more about them.

Date & time: May 25th and 26th, 2019, Saturday and Sunday, 00:00-24:00 UTC.

Bands & modes: these are the recommended frequencies (+/-) for 6m Meteor Scatter: MSK144/50.280 and 50.360 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 to party@eurao.org 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.