Considering the number of ATV operators in Europe, activity in the IARU summer contest in June was fairly low (42 enteries) with many operators known to have equipment not appearing on the air – maybe the word “contest” puts a lot of people off?

So in an effort to encourage activity EATF is organising an ATV activity weekend on 12/13th of September when we will be encouraging as many people as possible to “get on the air”. Whether it’s just making an effort to get on your local repeater, trying to work someone simplex who you’ve only ever seen by the repeater, getting that piece of gear that’s be on the bench for months finished and on air, having a first QSO on RB-TV or going out portable on the local high spot we encourage you to “get on air”.

We’re still working out the details but ATV operators in the UK and Netherlands will be active and using to co-orinate actvities.