Air Cadet Rendezvous – 22nd October 2017

Cadet on air rendezvous is being run again this year on Sunday 22nd October 2017 and is an opportunity for Cadets from the Air Cadets and the Army Cadet Corps 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 operators.

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 100 watts.

Station logs can be submitted to the air cadet radio society if a QSL card is required. The contact details are: amateurradio at aircadets dot org

The event is not aimed as a competition but points will be awarded on the basis of one point per contact, two points for every cadet station you work and three points for every air cadet club or society station worked.

Please circulate this information to all squadrons where cadets have done their foundation licence module and if they have not yet applied for their licenses this may well be the encouragement that they require to get their M6XXX call sign. The licence is free and the call sign looks good on a CV.

73 de Dave G

Amateur radio advisor HQ RAFAC

MRV04/M5AGW RAFARS 3477