ROYAL AIR FORCE AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY.
"AIRFIELDS ON THE AIR"
ACTIVATIONS

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AOTA ACTIVATIONS are received.


2018 is the RAF's 100th Anniversary Year

RAFARS ongoing AOTA event with operator certification based upon contacting RAF Air Stations activated on all of the amateur bands, runs annually 1st January to 31st December. In addition to ad hoc activations, the anniversary weekend of the RAF’s  formation  will be a specific RAFARS AOTA weekend. During 2018 the prime activity period will be from Saturday 24th March untill Sunday 8th April, covering three weekends / two full weeks, but with the emphasis on the 1st April, when it will be 100 years since the Royal Flying Corps changed to the Royal Air Force. The three week period hopefully will allow once again more stations to be active during that period.

With this being the RAF's anniversary year, RAFARS will be activating a number of "RAF" callsigns, from current or old air stations, (please see the RAFARS website, rafars.org/RAF100 for details). Also running alongside AOTA is a one year contest, the RAFARS RAF100 Member's Contest to celebrate the anniversary. Members are to contact as many "RAF" callsigns from different locations during the 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019. There is also an award for non members to claim for working the various "RAF" callsigns over the same period.

GB100RAF, VP8RAF, ZB2RAF and many other "RAF" callsigns will be active. Please note: all RAF callsigns to be QSL via G8FC at RAFARS HQ.

Please remember the emphasis of AOTA is to 'Activate' in a radio sense, current or former RAF (Ministry of Defence or its predecessors) stations, airfields, radio/radar sites, landing strips, including landing waters; located in Great Britain & Northern Ireland, dating from 1914 to current times. 
Single operator based, but who may be supported by a club or society's portable operations. Only ATC Squadrons who are actively encouraged to take part in AOTA, and other youth groups may enter as a multi operator group.
All current licensed bands with "Centre of Activity" to be around the RAFARS calling frequencies with Voice and Morse modes only. Digital modes will be considered in the future.

Also we need to remember the ATC Cadets are having an exercise called 'Blue Ham' in conjunction with amateurs on 17th & 18th March 2018 on 60 mtrs (5 Mhz) band and also it is proposed a further Blue Ham excercise later on in the year as. Hopefully ATC Cadet stations will be on air and we do need to encourage these young people into amateur radio in a possitive manner. So if you hear a station give them a call. ....(Repeated from index page)

The the following Airfield 'Activations' for 'RAFARS AOTA', have been notified to the AOTA co-ordinator.

Please note the activating stations below in colour Purple, are ex or current RFC/RAF Service Stations with a permanent SES callsign that may be working on many days in the year.


AIRFIELD ACTIVATIONS
Updated:...13th May 2018.

Date
RAF Station
Frequencies
Operator
Call Sign's Used.
Numerous
RAF Neatishead
80,40, 20 mtrs
G4PSH +
GB2RAF
Numerous
RAF Harrington
80,40, 20 mtrs
KDRS Members
GB2HAM
Numerous
RAF Holmpton
80,40,20 mtrs
M0UTX plus
GB2VQJ
Numerous
RAF East Kirkby
80,40,20 mtrs
LSWC Members
GB2CWP
Numerous
RFC Stow Maries
80,40,20 & 2 mtrs
DHARS Members
GB0SMA
Numerous
RAF Langar
160 > 20 & 2 mtrs
G4NRZ
GB2LGR
Numerous
RAF Leeming
20,17 & 15 mtrs + Data
G1ASR
G1ASR
Numerous
BAE Brough
80,40,60,20 & 2mtrs
G4DQP + Cadets
GB1RAF
Numerous
RAF Tangmere
40 mtrs
2E0FVL
2E0FVL
Numerous
RAF Henlow
80,40,20 & 2 mtrs

G0TAK plus?

GB4SMH
Numerous
RAF Husbands Bosworth
80,40,20 ??

G8GMU plus?

GX2ASF/P or GB6CGC
Numerous
RAF Balleykelley
80,40,20 ??

MI1AIB

MI1AIB
Numerous
RAF Halton
80,40,20 + 60

G7VRT + HRS Members

G1RAF
Numerous
RAF Boxted
HF, 2mtrs & CW

G1FBW + S.E.ARS Members

GB4BOX
Sat 25th March 2017
RAF Grangemouth
80, 40, 20, mtrs ??
MM0RDT + Cadets
MS0PQN
Sun 1st April 2018
RAF Downham Market
80,40,20 & VHF
M0KKM
GB0DM
Sat 31st March / 1st April 2018
RAF Binbrook
80, 40 & 20 mtrs
G3VCA
G0RAF
Sat 31st March / 1st April 2018
RAF Binbrook
80, 40 & 20 mtrs ??
G4DBS
GB6BK
Sat 31st March / 1st April 2018
RAF Metheringham
80, 40 & 20 mtrs
G4DQP
GB1RAF
Sun 1st April 2018
RAF Cosford
80, 40, 20 mtrs
G0TBI + RAFARS
GB100RAF
Sun 1st April 2018
MPA, Falklands Isles
20,17,15,12,10 mtrs
G6ZRL
VP8RAF
Sun 1st April 2018
RAF Bowes
80, 40 & 20 mtrs
G0NRK
GB0RAF
Sun 1st -7th April 2018
RAF Jurby ??
80, 40 & 20 mtrs ??
2E0YLX
G6RAF
Sun 1st April 2018
RAF Wyton
80, 40 & 20 mtrs ??
M0JWS + ATC Cadets ??
GB0WY
1st - 14th April 2018
RAF Grangemouth
80, 40 & 20 mtrs ??
MM0RDT
GM8RAF
Tue 3rd & 4th April 2018
RAF Syerston
80, 40, 20 mtrs
G4DQP
GB100RAF
Sun 10th April 2018
RAF Cosford (Airshow)
80, 40, 20, mtrs ??
G0TBI
GB100RAF
Sat 23rd / Sun 24th June 2018
RAF ???
80, 40 to 10 mtrs
G4XKH
GB100RAF
Tue 10th / Tue 18th July 2018
MPA. Falkland Isles
20,17,15,12,10 mtrs
G6ZRL
VP8RAF
Sat 18th to 25th August 2018
RAF Syerston
80, 40, 20, mtrs ??
G4DQP + Cadets
GB100RAF
Sat 1st / Sun 2nd Sept 2018
RAF Port Rush (Airshow)
80, 40, 20, mtrs ??
G0MGU
GB0HAF
24th March to 8th April 2018
RAF Llandow
HF + 2 mtrs
MW0TBP
GB1LW
1st April 2018
RAF Langtoft Radar
40 mtrs & 2 Mtrs
G1FJD
GB0LRS
April 2018
RAF Kenley
80 to 20 mtrs ??
G6CJR
GB4KE
6th April 2018
RAF Lissett
80 to 20 mtrs??

G0PFH

G0PFH/P
1st April 2018
RAF Downham Market
80 to 20 mtrs??
M0KKM
GB0DM
24th March to 8th April 2018
RAF Eglington
80 to 20 mtrs ??
MIAIB
GB8EGT
24th March to 8th April 2018
RAF Ballykelly
80 to 20 mtrs ??
MIAIB
GB8BKY
Saturday 24th March 2018
RAF Twatt (HMS Turn) Orkeny Isle
80- to 20 mts ??
GM0WED
GB5TAM
31st March / 1st April 2018
RAF Twatt (HMS Tern) Orkney Isle
80 to 20 mtrs ??
GM0WED
GB5TAM
1st & 7Th April 2018
RAF Wyton
80 to 20 mtrs + 2mtrs
M0JWS + cadets & HARS members
GB0WY
1st April 2018
RAF Martlesham
80 to 20 mtrs ???
M0USS + Suffolk Red
GB1FOX
26th May 2018
RAF Madley
80 to 20 mtrs ???
G3IXZ
GB5MAD