RAF Amatuer Radio

ROYAL AIR FORCE COSFORD
WOLVERHAMPTON WV7 3EX
ENGLAND

VOICE ON THE AIR G8FC/G8RAF
WEBSITE www.rafars.org

RAFARS NEWS LETTER BY E-MAIL, WEBSITE, NATIONAL NET, ROYAL MAIL

June 2019

Issue No 253


MEMBERSHIP NEWS.

RAFARS welcomes the following new and re-joining members:
4756 Les M0LPB
4941 Anthony M6HTU
4942 Pauline SWL
4943 Louis PA0PCR

SILENT KEYS:
4178 Dick G4WZI

CALL-SIGN ADDRESS CHANGES:
3458 Chris VE6CMV now to read
VO1CH, 8, Philips Place Flatrock, Newfoundland and Labrador A1K 1CB.
(QRZ Call Book 2017 Page 37).

National Field Day (NFD) 1/2  June
RAFARS are taking part in the National Field Day (NFD) this weekend 1/2  June. If any members would like to visit the team you will be most welcome. The CW contest take place from 4.00pm Saturday until 4.00pm Sunday. The location is approximately 10 miles SE of Lincoln at Metheringham Visitors Centre, a couple of miles South of the village of Metheringham, use LN4 3WF for your SatNav. Look forward to seeing you. Roger G3ZDW VP8DOW

REMINDER RAFARS 80/40m DAILY NATIONAL NETS 1100 AND 1830L
Due to Data QRM on 7.080Mhz Replace 7.080Mhz to read 7.155Mhz in all Net frequency correspondence. Primary Freq for RAFARS National Net (Sun to Sat) 80m 1100 and 1830L is 3,710Mhz, if 3.710Mhz Net is Down, 7.155Mhz will now be the Secondary Frequency on 40m. Note: Your Controllers are G0SYF GI4SAM and MWOOZI

HQRAFARS G8FC SHACK VISIT
Members who might be visiting RAF Cosford Museum that with notice I can be on hand at RAFARS HQ station for you to visit the HQRAFARS HQ. My contact details Stuart G0TBI stuartjmckinnon@aol.com or mobile 07860 496516.. Regards Stuart G0TBI G8FC Shack Manager and RAFARS Cosford Liaison Officer.

VACANCY FOR RAFARS SERVING MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE
There is a Vacancy for a RAFARS Serving Members Representative. Volunteer required to fill this post. Contact Vince G4DQP RAFARS Secretary if you are interested.

RAFAC (ROYAL AIR FORCE AIR CADETS)
NOTE NEW DATE..EXERCISE BLUE HAM 15/16 June, 12-13 Oct For any information relating to the RAFAC or if you are interested in joining as a member of staff contact amateurradio@aircadets.org or Terry at RAFARS News Desk who is a Squadron Radio Officer and HF National Net Controller with the RAFAC. Also see https://www.raf.mod.uk/aircadets If you are interested in joining the RAF Halton RS, please contact Malcolm G7VRT QTHr, or the Chairman, Derf G8ZGK, QTHr in RAFARS Call Book and on qrz.com. The E-mail address is RAFHaltonRS@outlook.com or look up G1RAF on qrz.com.

RAFARS QRV JOURNAL
Please send your news and items for inclusion in the QRV Journal to QRV@rafars.org Do not forget RAFARS QRV JOURNAL requires content from you, the Members. Without your submissions QRV will not have enough content to keep it interesting. Why not pen an article? The membership would no doubt enjoy reading about your experiences in Amateur Radio; illustrated by your photos that would that would be an excellent bonus. Please continue to send your stories, articles, events, pictures, personal profiles, your shack and letters. Digital jpg photos should be sent as attachment to Word documents. Please do not import them into the text. Send to the QRV Editor at QRV@rafars.org If News Desk receives any correspondence/pictures/stories that are not relevant to the News Letter they will be forwarded to the editor to be considered for the QRV Journal. Talking QRV is available in Members Area of the RAFARS Website https://www.rafars.org/tqrv/

RAFARS CONTESTS, RALLIES WITH RAFARS STANDS AND OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS IN 2019

Date SES/EVENT/VENUE CO-ORDINATOR
01/02 June RSGB NFD CW Contest Metheringham Lincs. LN4 3BQ G3ZDW
6 June D day Landings 75Yrs GB75OF GB75GF GB75JF GB75SF GB75UF plus. Torbay ARC
15/16 June RAFAC EXERCISE BLUE HAM M0SKT
01/31 July GB8BW Brown Willy SOTA Summit 1378Ft asl Cornwall, 2m G7AGZ M3DJS
26/28 July GB2VET Veterans Week 2-80-40-20m G0SWO
5 Sep Thurs RAFARS 3 CW Contest G3ZDW
7/8 Sep RSGB SSB Field Day Metheringham Lincs LN4 3BQ G3ZDW
12-13 Oct RAFAC EXERCISE BLUE HAM M0SKT
19 Oct RAFARS AGM -
1 Dec RAFARS Christmas Contest and Greetings. G3ZDW

All Contest Volunteers/Queries and Contest log sheets to Roger G3ZDW QTHr. Contest Rules can be found in your RAFARS QRV Journal, QRZ Call Book or on the RAFARS Website: https://www.rafars.org/contests/

GB8BW BROWN WILLY
RAFARS member Dennis G7AGZ will be climbing the five official listed UK " Sota " summits in Cornwall during the month of July planning to set up and operate an amateur radio station on 2 Mtrs conditions permitting. He will be using his own call sign or S.E call sign GB8BW (Brown Willy at 1378ft the highest point in Cornwall). For many years Dennis has been using radio activity to raise funds for the Cornwall Hospice Care, he will be delighted to make contact with any RAFARS members, more information can be found at QRZ.com M3DJS.

COUNCIL MEETINGS 2019
Next meeting 10 Jun, 10 Sep, 19 Nov at RAFARS HQ RAF Cosford.
Any member may attend Council meetings but travel costs cannot be paid. Members wishing to attend (and applying by snail mail) must contact Vince G4DQP, General Secretary by letter one month prior to the meeting or two weeks prior by e-mail or telephone.

AIR DEFENCE RADAR MUSEUM, RAF NEATISHEAD GB2RAF RAFARS PERMANENT S.E.S & GB100RAF
De-brief May 11 2019. Number of contacts Only 11 Conditions very poor all round on 80 and 40m. RAFARS Stations on 80m net G0SYF G4BGX MW0OZI G7FEQ G4BGX also GB2DWM GB100HAL
Normally Operating 2nd Sat of the Month 1000-1600L. Station may also be on the air on Tue, Wed, Thurs and other Saturdays When/if RAFARS Members are available. Contact Terry on email terry@g4psh.co.uk or https://www.qrz.com if any RAFARS paid up Members wish to operate the Station. The SES will operate on 3,710 or 7.155Mhz +/- depending on Propagation.

RAFARS QSL BUREAU
As of 25/05/2019 outstanding QSL Cards await SAEs- NIL THIS MONTH. Send 2nd Class Stamped SAE to Andrew 2E0NDZ RAFARS QSL Bureau Manager, at 44, Bishops Close, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. CV37 9ED. alternatively, contact Andrew by Letter or E-mail to inform him of what you wish him to do with your cards. If nothing is heard your QSL Card/s will be destroyed 6 months after arrival and your call sign removed from the NLs List. Cards will not be forwarded to the RSGB Bureau after the 6 months.

MAJOR AIRSHOW EVENTS AND FLY-INS FOR 2019 WITH POST CODES
(Phone before you go)

Date Event Location
01/02 June Torbay Airshow Devon TQ4 6BG
01/02 Folkestone and Ashford Military Show Kent
02-05 Dakes over Normandy Duxford Camb’s CB2 4QR
06 Guernsey Air Display Channel Islands
07-09 Guernsey Air Rally Channel Islands
08 Queen’s Birthday Flypast The Mall London SW1A 1AA
08/09 D-Day 75 at Daedalus Solent Airport PO13 9FZ
09 RAF Cosford Air Show and G8FC TF11 8UP
22/23 Weston Air Festival Weston super Mare BS23 1BE
06 July Teignmouth Air Show TQ14
06/07 Wales National Airshow Swansea Bay SA1
13 Royal Navy International Air Show RNARS Yeovilton BA22 8HT
13/14 Duxford Flying Legends Air Show Duxford CB2 4QR
19-21 Royal International Air Tattoo RAF Fairford Glos GL7 4EG
26-28 Sunderland International Air Show Tyne & Wear SR6 9NS
27 Scotland’s National Air Show National Museum of Flight East Fortune EH39 5LF

SIGNALS MUSEUM RAF HENLOW GB4SMH RAFARS PERMANENT S.E.S.
GB4SMH RAFARS 1214 is on the air each Tuesday and on the first Saturday of each month from the RAF Signals Museum at RAF Henlow and welcomes a call from RNARS, RSARS and RAFARS Members. QSL cards for GB4SMH via the RAFARS Bureau. The Museum website is https://www.rafsignalsmuseum.org.uk No report received this month.

NEW MEMBERS ROYAL AIR FORCE AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY
All Radio Amateurs, no need to be Ex RAF, are invited to apply for RAFARS Membership providing that you have an interest in the RAF, Military aviation and are prepared to help the society achieve its published aims and objectives. Categories of membership are listed on our website. Check your eligibility for membership by logging onto https://www.rafars.org/join Print the application form, fill it in, enclose the appropriate fee* and then post it to the General Secretary for approval and processing.

*To transfer funds by telephone/on-line banking, RAFARS bank details are available from our Treasurer, Michael M0MJG by email to Treasurer@rafars.org or telephone 01305-816362. If you require more information, please contact: The General Secretary G4DQP, RAFARS HQ, DCAE Cosford, Wolverhampton, WV7 3EX. Tel: 01902-372722 (Answerphone only) or e-mail Vince at Secretary@rafars.org also on https://www.qrz.com HQ will be checked at least twice weekly by G0TBI for mail & messages. Emails are handled daily at home.

RAFARS NEWS DESK Send your RAFARS EVENTS at LEAST one month in advance for the Monthly RAFARS News Letter. The cut off date is the 25th of the previous month or send a News Flash to Terry G4PSH, RAFARS 306, e-mail address Newsdesk@rafars.org or by letter see QTHr, International Call Books or see https://www.qrz.com. A News Flash has to be authorised by a RAFARS Council Member.

  • Newsletter produced by Terry G4PSH RAFARS News Desk.
  • Editor- Gary G0DNI.
  • E-mailed Bcc as a PDF Attachment & e-mailed direct to 83 Members by News Desk (at your request). If you require the NL by Royal Mail send 2nd Class Stamps to News Desk.
  • Uploaded on to RAFARS Website by Gary G0DNI Webmaster@rafars.org under News Letters.
  • Second Sunday of the Month by G4PSH at 1900hrs (local) on RAFARS Net 3.710Mhz.
  • The RAFARS Website has links to Facebook, Yahoo Group, Twitter.

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