The Union Française des Télégraphistes, UFT, is the French CW Society.
Founded in 1985 by 30 fond of CW, the Society is associated now to the IARU Society, the REF-Union, (http://www.ref-union.org/) and is its consultant for all telegraphy matters.
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
The Society counts more than 550 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,
- Vincent Ortega, F5MJV,Vice President,Jean Claude Mercier, FG8NY, Secretary , Gerard Toussaint, F6ICG, Treasurer, ,
- Trustees : Ms Claudine Declef, F5JER, Ms Evelyne Terrail, F5RPB , Bernard Irigoyen, F5HEW, Paolo Paravagna, F8ENY, Frederic Bossu, F5INL, Christian Chefnay, F9WT, Didier Dienne, F5JVP.
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 : Bernard Irigoyen, F5HEW.
- 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 offfered in various UFT , EUCW or other contests and Challenges providing : Maurice Mathieu, F5IYU
- 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 : Paolo Paravagna, F8ENY
- EUCW ECM : Alain Darve, F6ENO.
- Public relation with Japanese CW Clubs, Maurice Charpentier, F5NQL
- Public relation with Italian and American CW Clubs , Paolo Paravagna, F8ENY
- Meeting 2013, The F6KTW ARC at Panazol ( Near Limoges , Center France).
- Meeting 2014 : The F8KOP ARC, at Vouneuil sous Biard (Near Poitiers, Center France)
- Meeting 2015 at Reims (NE of Paris), by F6CEL, F5AKL; F6ENO, F5JVP & other fm Aisne, Marne & Meuse departments areas.
The UFT callsign F8UFT is on the air monthly (except August), on the 1st tuesday on 3545 kHz at 1900 utc (summer) and 2000 utc (winter).
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 2012, July 18th.
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