Exercise Blue Ham 2020 WILL now take place on 6 & 7th June 20 albeit from different operating locations using mainly staff and some cadets

On the dates above the Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC) will be organising and running a military style National Radio Exercise named ‘EXERCISE BLUE HAM’ other users may be the Army Cadet Force (ACF), Sea Cadet Corps (SSC) or Combined Cadet Force (CCF) Staff and some Cadets. To make this successful we would like to invite all Full Licenced Amateur Radio Operators to take part and make contact with our ‘Special Edition Callsigns’ during the weekend.

The exercise will take place on the MoD 5MHz (60 Mtr) Shared Band and will be on the section of the band that Amateurs are authorised to use (Check Licences Conditions and Band Plan).The only authourised Data Modes for this exercise are PSK31 Data Mode on 5366.5kHz or Olivia Signal 16/500 may be used on the 5368.0kHzfrequency exchanging the same QSO information as listed in bold below.

Callsigns will be operating on each of the days, mainly from 08:00 to 17:00, but could also be outside these times depending on working conditions. Where possible stations will advertise which frequency they are operating on using the ‘live page’ on this website as the exercise is in progress and amateurs are welcome to check this page and call in on the advertised frequencies. The website will be going live at the start of the exercise and before that time it may be running test software/calls where all data will be simulated.
All Callsigns will call ‘Alpha Charlie’ which is the equivalent of CQ, amateur stations are welcome to reply to these calls. Exercise Callsigns will all be in the range MRE01 up to MRE98 although other MR, MF and MA prefixed callsigns may be taking part.

For full details, see the Alpha Charlie Website