April 1st 2018 marks the centenary of the formation of the RAF whilst coincidentally on this date RAFARS will be marking its 80th year; we would like to commemorate both in the strongest possible way.
The extent to which we can achieve this objective will depend very much on what out members can, or wish to do, in the way of participation with Council providing where possible the necessary backing.
The good news is that with Ofcom approval and the support of the RAF100 office we have now secured the Special Special Event Station callsign GB100RAF which we would like to be on air as much as possible, at as many events and locations as can be accommodated.
If you have any thoughts, ideas and comments relating to RAFARS possible activities, please contact RAF100@rafars.org or send to RAFARS HQ RAF Cosford.
This page will be updated as further information becomes available regarding RAFARS activities taking place in conjunction with the RAF100 event. For more information on RAF100 events, visit the MoD website by clicking on the RAF100 logo above. For a diary of confirmed RAFARS events please see the table below.
If you wish to activate a RAFARS SES or SSES, please contact the RAFARS RAF100 Event Coordinator (M0MJG) at RAF100@rafars.org
Members of RAFARS may request the use of any of the Society callsigns to operate as part of the RAF Centenary commemorations, G3RAF, G4RAF, G6RAF, G7RAF, G8RAF, G8FC, GB1RAF, VP8RAF and GB100RAF
Operators who wish to use these callsigns should be aware that all contacts will need to be logged and that QSLs will be handled by the RAFARS bureau (see below for full details)
Note that these callsigns may be used with the appropriate UK Regional Designator
|FROM||TO||CONTACT||EVENT||RAFARS||ACTIVITY||CALL SIGN IN USE||QSL VIA|
|30th MARCH||2nd APRIL||G0JYL||RAF KEMBLE||YES||STATION||G3RAF||G8FC DIRECT|
|31st MARCH||1st APRIL||G3VCA||RAF BINBROOK||YES||STATION||G0RAF||G0RAF|
|31st MARCH||1st APRIL||G4DQP||RAF METHERINGHAM||YES||STATION||GB1RAF||G4DQP|
|1st APRIL||1st APRIL||G0TBI||COSFORD HQ||YES||STATION||GB100RAF||G8FC DIRECT|
|1st APRIL||1st APRIL||G6ZRL||MPA FALKLAND ISLD||YES||STATION||VP8RAF/100||G8FC DIRECT|
|1st APRIL||1st APRIL||G0NRK||RAF BOWES||YES||STATION||GB0RAF||G0NRK|
|1st APRIL||1st APRIL||M0JWS||RAF WYTON||YES||STATION||GB0WY||M0JWS|
|1st APRIL||1st APRIL||G4KCF||YORKSHIRE AIR MUSEUM||YES||STATION||GB0YAM||G4KCF|
|1st APRIL||1st APRIL||G0NVY||HOME QTH||YES||STATION||G7RAF||G8FC DIRECT|
|1st APRIL||7th APRIL||2D0YLX||RAFARS ISLE OF MAN||YES||STATION||G6RAF||G8FC DIRECT|
|1st APRIL||8th APRIL||KE2EH||POCONO LAKE. PA||YES||STATION||K2R||KE2EH|
|1st APRIL||14th APRIL||MM0RDT||RAF GRANGEMOUTH||YES||STATION||GM8RAF||G8FC DIRECT|
|1st APRIL||29th JULY||ZB2JK||RAF GIBRALTER||YES||STATION||ZB2RAF||G8FC DIRECT|
|3rd APRIL||29th APRIL||GM3RGU||1740 (CLYDEBANK) SQN RAFAC||YES||STATION||GM3RAF||G8FC DIRECT|
|8th APRIL||8th APRIL||G8VHI||INDIVIDUAL ACTION||YES||STATION||G6RAF||G8FC DIRECT|
|16th APRIL||22nd APRIL||GM4JPZ||HOME QTH||YES||STATION||GM7RAF||G8FC DIRECT|
|21st APRIL||21st APRIL||G0JCQ||SADARC. MARCONI DAY||YES||STATION||GB100RAF||G8FC DIRECT|
|22nd APRIL||22nd APRIL||G8VHI||INDIVIDUAL ACTION||YES||STATION||G6RAF||G8FC DIRECT|
|29th MAY||29th MAY||M1AYI||RAF HARROWBEER DARC.||YES||STATION||GB100RAF||G8FC DIRECT|
|10th JUNE||10th JUNE||G0TBI||COSFORD AIRDAY||YES||STATION||GB100RAF||G8FC DIRECT|
|23rd JUNE||24th JUNE||G4XKH||RAF HALDON,RIVIERA ARC||YES||STATION||GB100RAF||G8FC DIRECT|
|10th JULY||10th JULY||G6ZRL||MPA FALKLAND ISLD||YES||STATION||VP8RAF/100||G8FC DIRECT|
|13th JULY||26th JULY||G0SWO||HOME QTH||YES||STATION||GB100RAF||G8FC DIRECT|
|27th JULY||29th JULY||G0SWO||HULL VETERANS DAYS||YES||STATION||GB100RAF||G8FC DIRECT|
|8th AUGUST||9th AUGUST||M0YCQ||MACH LOOP WALES||YES||STATION||GB100RAF||G8FC DIRECT|
|18th AUGUST||25th AUGUST||G4DQP||RAF SYERSTON||YES||STATION||GB100RAF||G8FC DIRECT|
|1st SEPTEMBER||2nd SEPTEMBER||MI1AIB||PORTRUSH AIR SHOW||YES||STATION||GB100RAF||G8FC DIRECT|
All centenary QSO’s involving RAFARS Club call signs G3RAF, G4RAF, G6RAF, G7RAF, G8RAF, G8FC and VP8RAF are to be logged in the usual way using the operators preferred method with a hard paper copy being sent, after the event, to the RAFARS RAF100 Event Coordinator (M0MJG) who will forward it to the holder of each particular call. This is standard practice with the use of any club call sign at any time.
If QSL is requested operators are to confirm QSL DIRECT via G8FC (RAFARS HQ)
- RAF100 QSL cards will only be sent in response to cards received together with a S.A.E. or a postal fee
- All operators are to confirm the QSL procedure during the contact
- Following receipt at Cosford HQ all QSL cards will be forwarded to the RAFARS QSL Manager (2E0NDZ)
- The QSL Manager will record and bank all receipts
- The RAFARS RAF100 Event Coordinator (M0MJG) will maintain for the QSL Manager a log identifying operator/callsign/dates
- The QSL Manager will forward the QSL cards plus S.A.E. where available to the appropriate callsign operator
- All operators will deal with QSL cards in respect of the contacts they have made
- Operators will reclaim outgoing postal costs directly from the Treasurer
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