Have you heard about the "not a contest" on 30 meters? It spells out a defined CQ call; suggested modes and where to use them; logs to be submitted; summary of results compiled; certificate of participation issued - but it's not a contest? Maybe I'm missing something. -------------------- The European Radio Amateurs' Organization, together with the 30 Meter Digital Group , announce a new party on the air, this time with the motto: "be digital, explore 30m". 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 this magnificent band, all digital modes, have fun and meet other hams all over the world. Of course also SWLing is welcome. Date & time: December 20th and 21st, 2014, Saturday and Sunday, 00:00-24:00 UTC. Bands & modes: these are the recommended modes/frequencies (+/-) for the 30m band: CW/10.100-10.130, SSTV-N/10.132 and 10.144, WSPR/10.1386, JT65/10.138-10.140, BPSK31/10.140-10.142, RTTY/10.142-10.145, ROS/10.144-10.145, FeldHELL/10.144, APRS/10.1491-10.1495 MHz. Tools: HamSpots, Band Chart. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.