As published in the September 2016 Edition of RadCom
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Celebrating 75 Years of the Air Training Corps (Air Cadets)

Short de-brief of GB75ACO (Air Cadet Organisation) from 1132 (Stalham) Squadron.

3 Sep to 28 Sep 2016 Weekends Mon and Wed Evenings.

Total Number of Contacts only 401. UK Contacts 211.

Cadet stations on 5Mhz MRO44 and MZV72 (Well done).

Total of ATC Staff with own call-sign on 5Mhz , 40 and 80m was 9.

Number of QSL Cards sent via the Bureau 226.

Sent Direct 5. No of contacts with RAFARS Members 19 and 1 RSARS.

Propagation was poor most of the time into G-Land as it was on Long Skip on 80 and 40m with many contacts to GK, GI,GW,GM and beyond into Europe but as it concerned the ATC I tried to keep all QSOs in the U.K. I did how ever go on 14Mhz for a short while and worked WX3B Maryland USA on SSB a DX for the log. But the one outstanding QSO was with G2BUP Laure Near Bath who is 100yrs Old and still on SSB which made GB75ACO look quite young Hi..

One bit of sad news is that no one turned up to help me over the 16 days I was Operating, with no Skeds or Visits even.

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Picture shows Terry G4PSH at 1132 Sqn ComCen with Equipment IC M700UK (Navy) into an ATU to a 5mhz Dipole also used for ATC Nets and a TS570D to an Inverted V Trap Dipole for 20 40 and 80m Amateur Bands 73 Terry G4PSH 306/4100