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

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AOTA ACTIVATIONS are received.


2021 RAFARS Activations

RAFARS ongoing AOTA event with operator certification based upon contacting establishimemts where RAF personnel served, 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. The prime AOTA activity period this year will be from Saturday 27th March untill Sunday 11th April, covering three weekends / two full weeks. The three week period hopefully will allow once again more stations to be active during this period and slots around the Easter period.

RAFARS will be activating a number of "RAF" callsigns, some from current or old air stations. Amateurs and members are invited to contact as many "RAF" callsigns, from as many locations during the entire year of 2021.

It is hoped that many “RAF” callsigns will also be active during this years prime period. It is expected that call signs linked with RAF Cosford and RAF Halton will be active along with others will be active during these dates. Please remember that all "RAF" callsigns are to be QSL'd via the RAFARS QSL Manager, Andrew 2E0NDZ except for G8FC contacts, which are to be sent direct to RAFARS HQ at Cosford, details as stated on QRZ.com.

{NB. WHILST WE ARE STILL IN LOCKDOWN DUE TO THE COVID PANDEMIC, YOU MAY "ACTIVATE" A STATION THAT YOU WOULD NORMALLY DO SO UNDER THE STANDARD RULES, BUT FOR 2021 YOU CAN ACTIVATE THE STATION FROM YOUR OWN HOME. BEARING IN MIND THAT RATHER THAN JUST A STRAIGHT FORWARD QSO, IT IS HOPED YOU CAN GIVE SOME HISTORY AND INFORMATION ON THE STATION THAT YOU THEORETICALLY ARE ACTIVATING. REMEMBER THE PURPOSE OF AOTA IS TO COMMEMORATE THE STATIONS AND THE PERSONELL WHO SERVED}.

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. ATC Squadrons 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 and Digital modes only.

Also we need to remember the ATC Cadets will be having an exercise called 'Blue Ham' again in conjunction with amateurs. Date to be announced. Hopefully many ATC Cadet stations will be on air and 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:...16th March 2021.

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
Numerous
RAF Chickerill
80, 40, 20, 2mtrs
M0XDL+ SDRC
GB0CAF
Numerous
RAF Alconbury
80, 40, 20 Mtrs ??
M0YJW
M0YJW/P
3rd-4th April 2021
RAF Wyton
80,40,20,18mtrs ??

M0SKT +HARS +RAFAC

GB0WYT
27th March to 11th April 2021
RAF Luton
160mtrs - 70cm
G0KUC
GX7RAF
27th March to 26 April 2021
RAF Downham Market
80 mtrs - 70cm
M0KKM
GB0DM
27th March to 11th April 2021
RAF Haldon
160 to 10 mtrs ??
G4XKH
GB4AOA