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 240
RAFARS welcomes the following new and re-joining members:
4904 M6NRV Iain
4905 G1ORC Oldham ARC
4906 G6HUI Brian
4057 G3IYU Ken
None this month
Vacancy for RAFARS SMR & QRV journal Editor
Vacancy now for a RAFARS Serving Members Representative.
A vacancy for a RAFARS QRV Journal Editor. Volunteer required to fill these posts. Contact if you are interested, Vince G4DQP RAFARS Secretary.
RAFARS National Radio Net 40m & 80m
Your Net Controller Terry G4AYD has decided after long thoughts to give Radio a rest. Terry has been a controller for about 3 years . A vote of thanks from Council and Members for all his time as a Net Controller will not go amiss.
Good news is that Colin MW0OZI is replacing Terry as a Controller on 40 or 80m weekdays nets. Would all members amend their RAFARS QRZ Call book accordingly.
Being a Net Controller is quite demanding as Members expect a Controller to be on Net at all times, so if ever our regular Controllers are not available then any Member can act as controller to keep the Net going.
7.080 1100 or 3.710 1830L. As you are all aware the net can now be on 80 or 40m due to band conditions over the many months.
RAF100 Centenary 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019
For Information on the above event see NL238 Feb 2018
If any Members wishes to put a SES on the air for RAF Centenary inform the RAFARS SES Co-ordinator email Michael RAF100@rafars.org or by Post to HQRAFARS.
SES Call-signs available (subject to availability) GB100RAF G3RAF, G4RAF, G6RAF, G7RAF, G8FC, GB1RAF, VP8RAF and ZB2RAF.
For a list of SES see the RAFARS website www.rafars.org/raf100 or the official MoD RAF100 website www.raf.mod.uk/raf100
RAFARS Members Contest RAF 100 Year Celebration
For all amateur radio stations. RAF100 award certificate/rules.
RAFARS QRV JOURNAL
Once again we have a vacancy for a QRV Editor, Names to our Secretary Vince G4DQP. In the meantime continue to 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.
Radio Rallies For 2018 With Planned RAFARS Stands
|YES||11th February||Harwell||Martyn G4SOH|
|YES||29th April||Blackpool (NARSA)||Vince G4DQP|
|YES||15th April||Yeovil QRP Conv.||Michael M0MJG|
|NO||15th April||Kempton Park||Martyn G4SOH|
|YES||29th April||Exeter Radio rally||Michael M0MJG|
|YES||7th May||Dartmoor Radio Club.||Michael M0MJG|
|YES||10th June||Cosford Air Day||Michael M0MJG|
|24th June||Newbury Boot Sale||Martyn G4SOH|
|YES||27th July||McMichael||David G3RZF|
|YES||27th/ 29th July||Hull Veterans days||Bernard G0SWO|
|YES||12th August||FRARS Hamfest||Michael M0MJG|
|26th August||Torbay||Michael M0MJG|
|YES||16th September||Weston-super-Mare||Michael M0MJG|
|YES||28/29th September||National Hamfest||Roger G3ZDW|
|12/14th October||RSGB convention|
|14th October||Hornsea||Bernard G0SWO|
|YES||20th October||RAFARS AGM||Michael M0MJG|
|25th November||Bishop Auckland||Mike G0NRK|
|1 Apr 2018 - 31 Mar 2019||RAFARS RAF100 Members Contest||RAFARS||Various Worldwide|
|Sat-Sun 2-3 Jun 2018||NFD||RSGB||Metheringham Lincs|
|Sat-Sun 1-2 Sep 2018||SSB Field Day||RSGB||Metheringham Lincs|
|Thur 6 Sep 2018||Rolling 3 CW||RAFARS||N/A|
|Sun 2 Dec 2018||Christmas Concert||RAFARS||N/A|
All Contest Volunteers/Queries and Contest log sheets to Roger G3ZDW QTHr.
COUNCIL MEETINGS 2018
Next meeting 11:00 hrs 11 Jun, 11 Sep, 20 Oct and 20 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.
De-brief 14 April 2018. Only 27 Stations worked, Conditions Fair on 80m . Contest on at 1200A.
RAFARS on 80n Net GW0OZI G7BQM G8QZ GOSYF G3LMO GB0RAF GW4TWX G7FEQ GM8RAF.
No RAFARS heard on CW 14.055 1400Z on 20m
Operating 2nd Sat of the Month 1000-1600L. Station may also be on the air on Tue, Wed, Thurs and 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.
GB2RAF is also on the RAF 100 RAFARS Contest list for 20 points.
RAFARS QSL BUREAU IS YOUR CALL-SIGN BELOW
As of 25/03/2018 outstanding QSL Cards await SSAEs 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.
Airshow Events and Fly-ins for 2018
|6 May 2018||Abingdon Air and County Show||Oxen OX13 6JG|
|26-27 May 2018||Duxford Air Festival||Cambs CB2 4QR|
|27 May 2018||SKYLIVE Airshow DURHAM - **CANCELLED**||Durham Tees Valley Airport|
|2-3 Jun 2018||Torbay Airshow||Paignton TQ4 6BW|
|9 Jun 2018||Queens Birthday Flypast The Mall||London SW1A 1AA|
|10 Jun 2018||RAF Cosford Airshow||TF11 8UP|
|16-17 Jun 2018||Great Yarmouth (sea front - new venue) Air Show||Norfolk NR30 2EN|
|23-24 Jun 2018||Weston super Mare (sea front) Air Festival||Somerset BS23 1BE|
|30 Jun 2018||Plymouth Armed Forces Day Plymouth Hoe||Devon PL1 2NY|
|30 Jun 2018||Llandudno Armed Forces Day||Conway N Wales LL30|
|30 Jun - 1 Jul 2018||Wales National Air Show||Swansea Bay SA1|
RAFAC (Royal Air Force Air Cadets)
Next Exercise Blue Ham will be taking place on the 13/14 Oct 2018.
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 www.raf.mod.uk/aircadets
RAF HALTON RADIO SOCIETY G1RAF RAFARS 1666
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.
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 .
If you wish to operate the Station or obtain further information contact Roy G0TAK QTHr or email email@example.com The Museum website is www.rafsignalsmuseum.org.uk
No reports 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 www.rafars.org/join Print the application form (PDF file format), 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 E-mail 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 www.qrz.com
HQ will be checked at least twice weekly by G7JPN for mail & messages. E-mails 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 www.qrz.com
A News Flash has to be authorised by a RAFARS Council Member.
• This Newsletter was produced by Terry G4PSH RAFARS News Desk.
• Editor - Gary G0DNI
• E-mailed Bcc as a PDF Attachment & mailed direct to 100 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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