1. The European Traveller PSK Award Program (ETPA) was devised by the European PSK Club on 7th May 2011. This was to sponsor a series of PSK awards for activating various European Areas according to the official EPC EU Areas List. This award series is issued to Activators (individual operators) only. This award series is intended to encourage expedition and mobile activity of EPC members from various corners of Europe. The award manager is Alistair Morrell, M0YDK.
2. Administrative geography concerns itself with the hierarchy of areas relating to national governments in Europe. This hierarchy is complicated for not only are there several layers but the structure is different in each European Country. In addition the boundaries of many of the layers in the hierarchy are subject to periodic or occasional change. Therefore please watch for the EU Areas list updates to make sure that you have its up to date version.
3. ETPA-10, ETPA-20, ETPA-30, ETPA-40, ETPA-50, ETPA-60, ETPA-70, ETPA-80, ETPA-90, and ETPA-100 Awards may be claimed by any licensed radio amateur eligible under these Rules who can produce evidence in a form of ADIF log of having activated 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, and 100 different current EU Areas respectively at the time of application on BPSK31, BPSK63, BPSK125, QPSK31, QPSK63, and/or QPSK125 modes. Credit will be given for contacts made on any of the amateur bands below 30 MHz. If your previously activated EU Area became a deleted entity, it will be counted as a new created EU Area depending on the location of your previous activation. Please note that the Activator can be an individual operator only. The special annual ETPA Excellence Plaque is awarded to those who have activated the greatest amount of EU Areas during the calendar year according to these Rules.