In 1935 a group of RAF amateurs stationed at the Electrical and Wireless School at Cranwell began regular meetings to discuss their technical problems.
It was decided to form a society and in 1936 the Cranwell Amateur Radio Transmitting Society (CARTS) was founded under the leadership of Wally Dunn G2LR. CARTS membership grew rapidly and a headquarters station was established with the callsign G8FC.
In 1937 the CARTS journal QRV was inaugurated to keep members at home and overseas in the picture. In 1938 membership increased rapidly and it was recognised that a Royal Air Force Society was needed and so RAFARS was founded based at RAF Cranwell.
The Society went into suspense during World War II and activities were subsequently resumed in 1947. The move of No. 1 Radio School from Cranwell to Locking necessitated a move of Headquarters on 1st October 1951 1997 saw G8FC and G8RAF move to RAF Cosford but the Headquarters remained at Locking.
During 1998, due to the closure of RAF Locking the HQ moved to it's present location at RAF Cosford.
Report by Alain G1IBP on operating G1RAF on Battle of Britain Day 15th Septmebr 2020
Please read on to see Dave, GØKUC, report on the Clubs activities>>>
The Club will be on the Air using G1RAF on Battle Of Britain Day 15th September 2020........
Stop Press and Stop Stop Press added
A club member has come up with a very original clandestine antenna..........
RAF Halton Radio Society Covid –19 Net
The Club has traditionally run a Friday evening Net on GB3TU .........