ROYAL AIR FORCE COSFORD
WOLVERHAMPTON WV7 3EX
VOICE ON THE AIR G8FC/G8RAF
RAFARS NEWS LETTER BY E-MAIL, WEBSITE, NATIONAL NET, ROYAL MAIL
Issue No 251
RAFARS welcomes the following new and re-joining members:
2458 Robin G0UVP
4937 Christopher GW4MHR
3850 Charles GM1MCN
4520 Brian M0WSR
CALL-SIGN CHANGES: None Notified
List of stations taking part as up to 25 Mar 2019.
|6/7 Apr||GB1LBA||RAF Yeadon||80 40 20m||M0TLL|
|6/7 Apr||GB4GTC||RAF Greenham Common||80 40 20m||M0TDW|
|13 Apr||GB2RAF||RAF Neatishead||80 40m||G4PSH|
|13-28 Apr||GB0HAF||RAF Hunsdon||80 40 20m||HADARS G0MGU|
|13-28 Apr||GB1RY||RAF Ramsbury||80 40 20 2m||G1OQV|
|13-28 Apr||GB4UAS||RAF Longkesh||80 40 20 2m 70cm||2I0SJV|
|20/21 Apr||GB0WY||RAF Wyton||80 40 2m 70cm||RAFAC/HARC M0WJS|
|13-28 Apr||GX3EFX||RAF/USAF Bushey||80 40 20||HARS G3YXZ|
|6/7 Apr||GB2NWA||RAF North Weald||80 40 60 4 2 70cm||LFARS G0TOC|
|6 Apr||GB0DM||RAF Downham Market||80 40 20 2||KLSRC M0KKM|
Due to Data QRM on 7.080Mhz 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. Replace 7.080Mhz to read 7.155Mhz . The above is on Trial and will be approved by Council/Controllers in due course. Note: Your Controllers are G0SYF GI4SAM and MWOOZY
Vacancy now for a RAFARS Serving Members Representative. Volunteer required to fill this post. Contact Vince G4DQP RAFARS Secretary if you are interested.
For any information relating to the RAFAC or if you are interested in joining as a member of staff contact firstname.lastname@example.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.
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. The audio version of the Spring 2019 edition of QRV ‘Talking QRV’ produced by George G3TQX is now available in the Member area of the RAFARS Website https://www.rafars.org/tqrv
|13 to 28 Apr||AOTA Airfields on the Air (see list above)||G4DQP|
|3 to 5 May||GB4HTH Help the Hero’s Catterick Army Camp. 80/40m ssb/am||G0NRK|
|01/02 Jun||RSGB NFD CW Contest Metheringham Lincs. LN4 3BQ||G3ZDW|
|08-09 June||RAFAC EXERCISE BLUE HAM||M0SKT|
|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|
|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/
Next meeting 09:30hrs, 9 Apr RAF Henlow, 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.
GB2RAF Back on the Air after the winter break 13 Apr 2019 with AOTA. 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 email@example.com or 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.
As of 25/03/2019 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.
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.
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.
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.
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