Due to the Covid-19 severe restrictions put in place all over Europe and keeping us locked down in our homes, why not use this extra free time for homebrewing of all kind of new radioprojects and communicate with fellow hams isolated in their shacks, as an extra measure to fight the sars-cov-2 bug?
To encourage and promote "Home Brewing", CW and Low Power Communication, the EU QRP Foxhunt proudly announces...
The "Social Distancing Party"
open to all radio amateurs
starting from Monday 15th of February till Sunday 24th of October 2021
Terms of business
- The "Social Distancing Party " is an informal radio event and a friendly meeting amongst CW Low Power enthusiasts,
- Bands : 80/60/40/30 and 20 meter (+/- 10kHz "window" near the International QRP Frequencies),
- Used Output Power: anything between 0,1 and 20 Watt, the use of 5W is highly recommended.
- on Sunday: 08:30 - 09:30 UTC (10:30 till 11:30 CET (Local Time)) on 30m (+/- 5 kHz 10.116 kHz).
- on Monday: 18:30 - 19:30 UTC (20:30 till 21:30 CET (Local Time)) on 80m (+/- 3560 - 3566 kHz).
Rules of engagement
All "Social Distancing Party" participants who start a session by calling: CQ SDP DE (ur call)... are defined as "Foxes". They can upload their log to the Foxhuntweblog:
- Stations answering those "CQ SDP" callers will be in the given session: the honourable "Hunters" .
- Exchange of RST rprts, name, QTH, power, antenna, etc. should be part of the QSO, please try to avoid the flat standard 599 taraboum!
- After the skeds we usually exchange some final remarks or technical details via e-mail. (see Foxhuntweblog for group mail).
- Having as much QRP-fun as possible.
- Promotion of CW activity.
- Friendly exchange with a European community about CW, QRP-building projects, antennas etc...
- Promoting and encouraging healthy outdoor /P or SOTA activity during the summer days, once the restrictions introduced across Europe to fight the Covid-19 outbreak are lifted.
Thank you for participating!
Andy - SP9NLI, Bert - DJ0MEW, Yves - ON4KCY & Jos - ON6WJ