[Trlog] EPC - European PSK Club - EU PSK DX Contest

euroradio euroradio at yandex.ru
Wed Jun 21 09:45:09 EDT 2006

Dear TRLog Users,

We are inviting you to join the European PSK Club (or more commonly "EPC").  Its purpose is to promote activity and good operating practice on the PSK mode(s) on all amateur bands. Membership is FREE for any licensed radio amateur or SWL. All of our managers serve on a voluntary basis. A high quality and colorful membership certificate in PDF format is sent via email to new members when membership is granted. Each new member is assigned a unique "EPC Number" which is retained for life, regardless of a change of callsign. A EPC number is never re-issued and it is listed in the Membership records forever. All EPC members are eligible to participate in various club's activities and award programmes. Please pass this information to others you think might be interested in joining our club.

The following questions are most commonly asked by those interested in the EPC or by new members:
What are the benefits in belonging to the European PSK Club?

- The EPC is like any other HAM radio organization, a group of HAMs who are interested in promoting PSK mode(s). In order to keep interest up on the PSK mode(s), the idea of collecting "EPC Numbers" has been developing. Personally, each member enjoys the camaraderie of kindred spirits, whether the activity is informal rag chewing or numbers chasing or a more formal EU PSK DX Contest or QSO Party. Since 10th June 2006 all EU PSK awards will be issued in high quality PDF format and sent via email to the applicants. All EU PSK awards could be printed then correctly, with the highest quality and with optimal performance by applicants themselves. In an effort to make EU PSK Award Programme more affordable to PSK enthusiasts, we have provided EPC members the opportunity to get all EU PSK awards FREE of charge, and EU PSK badges at a special 30% member discount price. Please visit http://eu.srars.org for more information.

How do I join and where do I get my EPC number? 

- Any licensed amateur authorized to operate PSK mode(s) or SWL can join EPC. There are no special requirements. Just send your information (callsign, name, address and email) to eudx at scotham.net We will assign you a EPC number and send it to you along with your membership certificate. 

What do I do with my EPC number now that I have received it? 

- You can exchange it with other EPC members (on PSK mode(s), of course) and keep a record of their number. We are planning numerous awards for collecting EPC numbers. You can just give your number to others when asked for it. It is strictly up to you as to how involved you want to get in EPC and EU PSK Award Programme. 

What happens to my EPC number if for some reason I lose interest in EPC? 

- Once you are issued a EPC number, it is yours for life. If you decide to not participate in EPC and EU PSK Award Programme, your number is still yours. You can still give it to other EPC members and you can still collect numbers yourself.

73! de MM0DFV (op. Jurij)

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