The ETSC has been set-up on May 18, 1994 during the European Telemetry Conference ETC´94 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The foundation process has been supported by the corresponding US-organisation known as Telemetering Standards Coordination Committee (TSCC), sponsored by the international Foundation for Telemetering.
The ETSC was chartered under the binational sponsorship of the organisations SEE (club 17) with AAAF of France and the AK-TM with DGLR (panel T 6.1 „Telemetry and Communication Transmission“) of Germany. Further European organisations are welcome to participate. A first draft proposal of the ETSC-Charter was prepared until July 20, 1994. During ETC´96 on May 20, 1996 the third draft version of the charter has been finally approved.