AIRFIELDS ON THE AIR

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25 March to 9 April 2016

ENGLAND      




This award was developed in order to encourage Royal Air Force Amateur Radio Society (RAFARS) members and affiliated Clubs to become involved in events and thus promote the society. Also, to  encourage all amateur radio enthusiasts to participate in commemorating service airfields and bases, the personnel who serve, or those that served and the many who gave of their lives in that service.

RULES:
1. The goal is to ‘Activate’ in a Radio sense, current or former RAF (Ministry of Defense or its predecessor) stations, airfields or bases, radar or radio sites, landing strips, including landing waters located in Great Britain & Northern Ireland, dating from 1914 to current times. Activating a station, current or disused, is deemed to be acceptable if made from a suitable location up to approximately 500 metres away from the (original) site of that station.

2. The operators of Single stations is based for awards but includes those who may be supported by a club or society’s portable operation. Only ATC Squadrons and other youth groups, may enter as a multi operator group award.

3. To utilise frequencies in the proximity of the RAFARS net frequencies as published in QRV. Primarily 1.855 mhz & 1.993 mhz, 3.515 mhz & 3.710 mhz, 7.015 mhz & 7.045 mhz plus the 20mtr and 21mtr band frequencies as conditions improve.

4. All power levels may be used from QRP up to 100 watts output.

5 .Modes of Operation will be Voice and Morse modes only.

6. Specified RAFARS AOTA Days of portable activity will be published via the RAFARS Website, QSL.net/G4DQP Webpage, QRV, Packet Newsletter, and through the RAFARS net controllers wherever possible. Any operator or group may ‘Activate’ a station/airfield/base at any time or date as an ad hoc activation however, all activating stations must register their activity with G4DQP (this web site) prior to their activation date, if they wish their activation to count towards any RAFARS award.

7. Award certificates will be available for working 'AOTA' stations, with certificates as follows:
          Bronze AOTA Certificate is earned with 5 activated stations/airfields worked.
          Gold AOTA Certificate is earned with 50 activated stations/airfields worked.
Note: A QSO with an activated station/airfield/base can only be credited once to an operator’s or group's entire "QSO" tally’.

8. All of the awards given will be announced or awarded at the RAFARS AGM each year.
Awards Fee. £5.00 to cover administration and postage.

9. Operational rules.
     A. Logs must be kept with normal details, but especially date & time and the airfield's name.
     B. Operators / groups claiming an award must ensure that all their stations worked, must be those station who are or have been logged as an activated airstation/base with their details & dates placed on this website's 'Activations Page'.
     C. Any other airfield or airbase worked will not count towards the RAFARS Certificate.

10. A signed declaration, of the following wording is required: Wording should be similar to:

"I (John Smith G9xyz) do hereby declare that the rules of the RAFARS AOTA have been observed and complied with in contacting the (21) 'Activated' stations and I now request I be granted the relevant RAFARS AOTA Certificate. signed: (JSmith G9xyz)"

11.This self declared statement that full compliance with all of the RAFARS AOTA event rules was complied with is required by all claimant operators / groups.

12. APPLICATION: To claim an award send a copy of your relevant logs, the awards fee, a Cheque / Postal order made out to RAFARS and your signed declaration of operational conformity, To: M3NDZ. QTHr Call Book, QRV or QRZ.com. (RAFARS QSL & Awards Manager).

13. Rules applicable to activators for this program are not shown in this series of rules.

Internet: http://www.qsl.net/g4dqp/Activations.html

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