GTC: Greek Telegraphy Club
The letter below was distributed in the CW community in order to introduce this club.
ORIGINAL LETTER: G R E E K C W C L U B (SV-CW-C) (Since 1998) a EuCW member HELLINIKI LESHI TILEGRAFIAS --------------------------- ** OBJECTIVES STATUTES and RULES ** Athens, November 3rd 1998 Dear Morse Code friends World Wide ... The Greek Telegraphy Club was formed in October 1998, as an independent Hellenic club, and wants to accomplish: To further the use of Morse Code on the ham radio bands,to encourage newcomers to the CW mode,and to foster and maintain friendship among radio telegraphers. GTC is also a strong influence against efforts to eradicate CW as a mode of radio amateur communications. Before to make any decision to form up, a CW club in our country,we were watching for years actions of similar aiming groups and organi zations in Europe and elsewhere, and finally we did it, in order to support and share the common effort for the promotion, protection, and defence of Morse Code, especially under the current conditions. Here in SV-land, the majority of hams is still far away from thoughts about the non use of code during the ham exams, but as times change rapidly,we wish to make ourselves strong enough to fight against any present and future threat of our beloved CW code. Beside Greece even a small country, has a very large number of well experienced CW operators, who they have been for years at sea as wireless officers,serving merchant navy, which still remain one of the biggest fleets in the world even to our days. Today many of them are radio amateurs, and act as CW operators on the ham bands, hitting the airwaves, having great fun while work on their favorit mode. Fortunately for us, there is also a large number of young newcomers, who feel in love with morse code. We consider, this is a very deep duty for all us the olders, to keep this people in a continue touch with CW, as the fundamendal thing in the world of Amateur Radio. In a meeting we have had some days ago,we discussed about some issues regarding to awards, contests, web site building, etc,and now we're in position to say that soon, many of these topics will find a good way. At the present time, as a new "sister club", we will be too close in events which become from the EuCW Clubs, (i.e. contests etc), doing our best for the success of all those happenings. We also desire to establish good relations including a honest and open collaboration, and close links, between GTC (SV-CW-C), and major EU CW groups as, Deutscher Telegraphy Club e.V (DL-CW-C), Activity Group Telegrafie e.V. (AGCW-DL), FISTS, Union Francaise Telegrafie (UFT),Italian Telegraphy Club and others, wishing to enhance and push forward,common promotion of our aims. GTC represents the interests of Morse Telegraphy in Greece,via its cooperation with RAAG, (Radio Amateur Assn of Greece), and all other already existing, smaller SV clubs too. Our Club profile is very simple. We're an independent organization, which promotes exclusively the CW interests in the Amateur Radio Radio Service. We accept Greek radio amateurs who they like to join,and for that, their word of honour that they agree with our statutes and aims, is enough for us. GTC recognizes that there are many whose interests on this state of art mode,are just as deep, and invite them to inquire about their membership into the club forces. The same exactly is in issue for foreign people who like to enter. No any fee is required for the foreigners. Membership is completely free of any charge. The officers of the club are all the founding members, a number which consists of twenty two people. However, for most flexible operation of the club, an executive council is in progress. 73, de Yorgos SV1NA (on behalf of executive council GTC) sv1na (at) hotmail.com
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