Réseau des Émetteurs Français

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Réseau des Émetteurs Français
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Abbreviation REF
Motto "Union Française des Radioamateurs" ("French Union of Radio Amateurs")
Formation April 1925[1]
Type Non-profit organization
Purpose Advocacy, Education
Region served
Official language
Lucien Serrano F1TE
Affiliations International Amateur Radio Union
Website http://www.r-e-f.org/

The Réseau des Émetteurs Français (REF) (in English, literally "Network of French Radio Transmitters") is a national non-profit organization for amateur radio enthusiasts in France. Key membership benefits of the organization include QSL bureau services, a monthly membership magazine called Radio REF, and the promotion and sponsorship of radio contests and operating awards. REF promotes amateur radio by organizing classes and technical support to help enthusiasts earn their amateur radio license. The REF-Union also represents the interests of French amateur radio operators and shortwave listeners before French and international telecommunications regulatory authorities.[1] REF is the national member society representing France in the International Amateur Radio Union.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Réseau des Émetteurs Français (2011). "Welcome". Retrieved Apr. 25, 2011.
  2. ^ International Amateur Radio Union (2008). "Member Societies". Retrieved Aug. 1, 2008.