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CADETS on Air Activity – Information received from Terry/G4PSH

 CADETS ON AIR RENDEZVOUS 22 OCT 2017 0900 TO 1200L ON 3.710Mhz +/-
Cadet on air rendezvous is being run again this year on Sunday 22nd October 2017 and is an opportunity for Cadets from the ATC, SCC, ACF, and CCF that have passed their amateur radio module during their radio training and now hold a foundation or higher amateur licence, and are looking to hone their operating skills and air their own personal call signs with a like minded group of operating.
The proposed operating period starts at 0900Hours local and is planned to continue till 1200 hours using a frequency on or around 3.710 Mhz. This is one of the Royal Air Force amateur radio society calling frequencies. RAFARS members will be taking part and this should be an opportunity to get on the radio either from home, the squadron or a local radio club and talk to cadets and a few old timers from RAFARS, who with their wealth of experience and stories should make for an interesting and rewarding experience.

Listen out for the Air Cadet amateur radio society call sign G3ATC this will be used from a station located in North London using a full size T2FD Aerial and running approximately 100w.
At 1100L The RAFARS Net Controller will be G0SYF Bob G4AYD Terry or GI4SAM Sam who
will run the RAFARS Net pending how many station are on net and conditions.

EXERCISE BLUE HAM 21, 22, 28, 29, OCT 2017 5MHZ
Once again we have Exercise Blue Ham organised by the ATC (RAFAC) on
Sat/Sun 21 22 Oct and 28 29 Oct 2017. On 5Mhz (Amateur Radio 60m band).
All amateur radio persons are invited to work as many ATC/CCF/SCC/ACF stations as possible as per your amateur radio Licence conditions and the RSGB guidelines.
The ATC/CCF/SCC/ACF Call-signs will consist of 3 letters and 2 numerals. Due to security Cadet Stations are unable to give their location over the air, but will be able to give the County or AA00AA. The information required by Cadets is your Signal report, Name, QRA Locator, Power and antenna type .
Cadet stations will be on the air mainly between 0900 to 2100L but the Exercise is for 48hrs
on the 2 weekends.
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for Rules and Instructions.


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RSARS Wire Article

The following link will take you to the Royal Signals Wire website.     Once there, checkout the E-Wire for February 2017 – page 35 for the RSARS article


Mercury Number 177 Has now been sent to members.

Please send any future articles direct to  Joe/GW0WEE .


This is the Blog of one of our latest members – Piju/9M2PJU

Some interesting articles here….


New – RSARS Facebook Group Information


G3SIG Award – Update from M0OIC

Members will note that the G3SIG award is still alive and well but we do need more volunteers to run the call in different areas around the UK throughout 2017, so if you can spare a little time to run the call on behalf of the Society, please get in touch with Bryan/M0OIC.

Check out the QSL Bureau Managers newsletter for details of available dates.


RSARS is now a member of Club Log

Club Log is a web-based application that analyses log files from radio amateurs all over the world. Using the logs, Club Log offers you a wide range of reports for your own benefit, and identifies large scale trends from the sum of all activity in the database.    More information can be found at this link Club Log.

Once you have signed up for Club Log membership, you can add yourselves to the RSARS Club by clicking on Settings, and then go to the “Clubs” tab to join.  You will then be added to the group by M0OIC who manages admin for the RSARS Club.



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