ROYAL AIR FORCE COSFORD
WOLVERHAMPTON WV7 3EX
VOICE ON THE AIR G8FC/G8RAF
RAFARS NEWS LETTER
BY E-MAIL, WEBSITE, NATIONAL NET, ROYAL MAIL
RAFARS welcomes the following new and re-joining members:
4953 Peter 2W0FOI
4954 Roger M0TJK
4955 Robin M0VBD
4956 Colin M0TKK
4957 Bill VK1MCW
2757 Gary G7SLL
4901 Cyril 2E0SAU
2nd Tues 1930 UKL 145.325/144.725 East Riding of Yorkshire G3JDY/G0SWO/M0JBA/2E0BRQ now to read: 1st Tue of the Month amend your QRZ Call Book Accordingly.
Those of you who receive the Monthly NL by email if you do not receive it, inform News Desk direct as News Desk has no knowledge if you do not receive them.
There is still a Vacancy for a RAFARS Serving Members Representative. Volunteer required to fill this post. Contact Vince G4DQP RAFARS Secretary if you are interested.
7-8 March 2020 Exercise Blue Ham.
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 http://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. The QRV Editor is inviting submissions for the Spring and Autumn editions.
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 the Members Area of the RAFARS Website https://www.rafars.org/tqrv/
|9 Feb||RAFARS stall at the HARC rally in Didcot||G4SOH|
|7-8 March||Exercise Blue Ham RAFAC 5 Mhz||M0SKT|
|6-7 June||Exercise Blue Ham RAFAC 5Mhz||M0SKT|
|14 June||RAF Cosford Air Show||G8FC|
|17-18 Oct||Exercise Blue Ham RAFAC 5Mhz||M0SKT|
|17 Oct||RAFARS AGM and Dinner||G4DQP|
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 4 Feb 2020 at RAFARS HQ RAF Cosford. Meetings for the remainder of 2020:
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 RAFARS PERMANENT S.E.S.
Note: The Museum will be closed from Nov to April 2020 for the Winter period.
GB2RAF will be back on the air in May 2020.
As of 23/01/2020 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.
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 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 23rd 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.