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


2018/19 RAF 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 the final part of the 2018/2019 period when GB100RAF will be active until the end of March, the prime AOTA activity period will be from Saturday 13th April untill Sunday 28th April, covering three weekends / two full weeks. The three week period hopefully will allow once again more stations to be active during this period.

As this is still part of the RAF's anniversary year, RAFARS will be activating a number of "RAF" callsigns, many from current or old air stations. Also running alongside AOTA is a one year contest, the RAFARS RAF100 Contest for RAFARS members to celebrate the anniversary. Members are to contact as many "RAF" callsigns from as many locations during the 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019.

It is hoped that many “RAF” callsigns will be active during this years prime period. It is expected that RAF Cosford and RAF Halton and possibly RAF Metheringham, and others will be active during these dates. Please remember that all RAF callsigns are normally QSL'd via G8FC even outside of this AOTA period, except where stated on QRZ.com.

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 2019 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, we do need to encourage these young people into amateur radio. So if you hear a Cadet 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 through out the year.


AIRFIELD ACTIVATIONS
Updated:...4th July 2019.

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
Numerous
RAF Cosford
HF, VHF & UHF
G0TBI + RAFARS
G8FC
13th-14th April 2019
RAF Greenham Common
80,40,20 mtrs ??
M0TDW
GB4GCT
13th April 2019
RAF Neatishead
80, 40, 20 mtrs
G4PSH
GB2RAF
13th-28th April 19
RAF Hunsdon
80,40,20 mtrs
G0MGU + Hadars
GB0HAF
13th-28th April 19 ?
RAF Ramsbury
80,40,20 2 mtrs, 70cms
G1OQV
GB1RY
13th-28th April 19?
RAF Longkesh
80,40,20,2 mtrs 70 cms??
2I0SJV
GB4UAS
20th-21st April 19
RAF Wyton
40,20, 2 mtrs 70 cms
M0JWS+Cadets & HARS
GB0WY
6th & 7th plus 13th-28th April 2019
RAF / USAF Bushey Hall
80, 40 20 mtrs ??
G3YXZ plus Harrow R.S.
GX3EFX
6th - 7th April 2019
RAF North Weald
80,40,60 mtrs ssb 4,2&70cm FM
G0TOC plus LFARS
GB2NWA
6th April 2019
RAF Downham Market
80,40,20mtrs ?? + 2mtrs
M0KKM + KLARC
GB0DM
1st April 2019
RAF Catfoss
80,40 20mtrs + 2mtrs
2E0TMM
2E0TMM/P
13th-14th April 2019
RAF Downham Market
80,40,20mtrs ??
G0REM + FCARG
GX0SEA
Until December 2019
RAF Halton
80,>10mtrs +FT8
G7VRT + RAF Halton Club.
GB100HAL