This year, 9 May is on Tuesday, but we will be active from Friday 5, the whole weekend,
with the special callsigns: AO1EU, AO2EU, AO3EU, AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU, AO7EU, AO8EU and AO9EU,
to commemorate the creation of the EU in 1950.
As usual, special QSL and Award will be available.
Contact also valid for the Radio Clubs of the World Award, EANET.
Follow the event through the hashtag: #eudota.
EUDOTA is the acronym of EUrope Day On The Air,
an activity carried out since
by the EA Digital Federation, with the support of the European Radio Amateurs' Organization (EURAO),
in order to promote the European spirit and harmony among citizens, peoples and nations.
How to contact the special stations?
During those days, they will be on the air using the different bands and more usual modes
(phony, CW, digital, etc.). A good way to locate them is through
DX Cluster and/or also consulting the
agenda of the activity.
Those contacting with at least 3 special stations of different districts, will be able to
download the special Award
for free from the internet in pdf format.
Those who get 5 districts contacted will reach the Award with distinctive Bronze,
with 7 to Silver and with the all 9 to Gold.
Reservations to operate the special stations
We take care of almost everything: apply for special callsigns, configure the booking system, upload logs to eQSL and to our website,
send QSL cards, etc.
You just have to enjoy doing radio, fill out and send the log.
Well, you also need to choose the time you want to use any of the special callsigns via our
Read the procedure and follow its recommendations.
As a suggestion, the call may be in English:
"CQ CQ CQ ... this is AOxEU, special event station in occassion of Europe Day",
or in Spanish: "CQ CQ CQ ... de AOxEU, estación especial con motivo del Día de Europa".
This year the activity will start at 00:00 h EA 2017-05-05 (22:00 h UTC 2017-05-04)
and end at 23:59 h UTC 2017-05-09 (01:59 h EA 2017-05-10).
Thanks in advance to all those who collaborate in this activity, either as operators or as simple correspondents.