The Union Française des Télégraphistes, UFT, is the French CW Society.
Founded in The UFT was established in 1985 by 30 hams found of CW.
The UFT is member of the EUCW, the Federation of European CW Societies. ( http://www.agcw.org/eucw/english.html )
Since 2006, common and reciprocal activities are jointly led with the French DX Association, the Clipperton DX Club - http://wp.cdxc.org/ -
The Society counts more than 500 active members, in France (incl Corsica and overseas departments and territories) but also in the most part of Europe , USA, Canada, Oceania etc..
- President, Francis Fagon, F6ELU,
- Christian Chefnay, F9WT Vice President,
- Jean Claude Mercier, FG8NY, Secretary ,
- Gerard Toussaint, F6ICG, Treasurer, ,
- Trustees : Ms Claudine Declef, F5JER, Ms Evelyne Terrail, F5RPB , Frederic Bossu, F5INL, Gérard Harbonnier, F6EEQ, Jean-Charles Bertails, F8AOW, Alain Caupene, F5RUJ , Didier Dienne, F5JVP. Vincent Ortega, F5MJV,
Some trustees and other UFT members are issued for specific missions:
- "La Pioche", quaterly journal , Norbert Laurent , F6AXX (Past President and Honorary President) editor.
- www.uft.net Webmaster, Monthly on air bulletins, UFT and ON5ME/EUCW 160m contests checker : Ghislain Barbason , F6CEL, (Past President and Honorary President).
- The UFT/F5CED, yearly summer challenge checker : Jean Claude Mercier, FG8NY
- Welcome of new members , UFT awards manager : Frederic Bossu, F5INL
- Social nets – Facebook, Twitter ...- Vincent Ortega, F5MJV (Past President)
- Members database updating : Andre Cantener, F5AKL
- Overseas Atlantic and Americas division : Jean Claude Mercier, FG8NY.
- Developers for specific UFT software : Alain, F6ENO and Ghislain, F6CEL.
- UFT Store, Merchandising, Hamfests material providing : Ms Claudine Declef, F5JER,
- Cups, plates, plaques and certificates offfered in various UFT , EUCW or other contests and Challenges providing : Didier Dienne, F5JVP.
- In charge of the F8UFT callsign traffic checking : Ms Evelyne Terrail, F5RPB
- F8UFT logs collection and QSL Manager : Gerard Toussaint, F6ICG
- F8UFT logs upload on LotW : to be appointed.
- EUCW ECM : Alain Darve, F6ENO.
- Public relation with Japanese CW Clubs (KCJ & A1), Maurice Charpentier, F5NQL
- Meeting 2015 at Reims (NE of Paris), by F6CEL, F5AKL; F6ENO, F5JVP & other fm Aisne, Marne & Meuse departments areas.
- Meeting 2016 in Strasbourg : Jean-Claude, F6HIX and Strasbourg ARC, F6KQV .
The UFT callsign F8UFT is on the air monthly (except in August), on the 1st Thursday on 3545 kHz at 1900 utc (summer) and 2000 utc (winter) - Monthly Bulletin in French language CW-.
All the UFT members can get permision to use F8UFT, from France, Corsica and French overseas departments od territories. So in the past you could QSO'd it as FK8UFT, TX8UFT , TK/F8UFT, FJ/F8UFT. When local rules permit this callsign is also used in foreign countries. You might have contacted it in former operations from J2, HB9, SV9, SM, OZ, LA, DL, ON, CT, and other.
See you on CW
Updated by F5NQL on 2014, Dec 1st
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