Key membership benefits of the PZK include the sponsorship of amateur radio operating awards , radio contests , and a QSL bureau for members who regularly communicate with amateur radio operators in other countries. World War II broke out in and amateur radio activities were ordered out of existence in Poland. It took years for PZK to be reborn on January 11, and to have amateur radio licenses being issued. PZK activities were financed by the government then on and the membership was obligatory for those who wanted to enjoy amateur radio privileges. Committee members are elected for four years terms by the general membership delegates during National Convention and 33 field divisions directors. Executive officers are elected or appointed by the Committee itself. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.