EFC 2012 on the Air
In 2012, both Poland and Ukraine will be the joint hosts of the European Football Championship which is called 'EURO 2012'.
This great football sporting event is the third largest sports event in the world, and it is the first time the event will be held in Poland and Ukraine.
Sixteen European football nations were selected after the tournament qualifiers, representing all European countries. Each National football team will be playing for the magnificent European Trophy and of course to win in the four stadiums in Poland and the four stadiums in Ukraine.
The stadiums hosting EURO-2012 tournament are located in the following cities:
- Poland: Gdansk, Poznan, Warsaw and Wroclaw
- Ukraine: Kharkiv, Donetsk, Kiev and Lviv
The opening ceremony and the first football match of EURO 2012 will take place on June 8th 2012 at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland, with the final match taking place at the stadium in Kiev on July 1st 2012.
As radio amateurs operating around the world, we can take an active part in the promotion of various cultural, academic and sporting activities on the "airwaves of amateur radio'. As we recall, such radio activities took place in 2006 by German radio amateurs in connection with the World Cup football games. And again in 2008, both Austrian and Swiss radio amateurs organized and operated many special event stations in EURO 2008 with a special event Award program offered.
In 2012, Polish and Ukrainian amateurs, affiliated with PZK and UARL, are promoting the EURO 2012. The Awards program, held from 1 June to 5 July 2012, will activate many special event amateur radio stations and special certificates will be offered.
Details of the individual special event stations "EFC2012 on the Air" and their operators, with whom QSOs are valid for Awards, can be seen in the "EFC2012 Stations" subpage.
We invite all amateur radio operators, as well as SWL's, to participate in our diploma program promoting EURO 2012 and football sporting events on the airwaves of amateur radio.
"EFC 2012 on the Air" Team
Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK)
and Ukrainian Amateur Radio League (UARL)