Posted by: GW7AAV | February 27, 2011

Radio Club Help Cadets Take To The Air

My friends over the border in England at the Chester and District Amateur Radio Society are getting together with the Air Cadets of Chester 610 squadron to hold a radio weekend. Stations on VHF, UHF and HF will be operational on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March 2011.  The event is to celebrate the launch of the Squadron’s own permanent radio station which will be under the supervision of Corporal Neil Hosker of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force. All radio amateurs are asked to listen out for them and call in to encourage the young people taking part over the weekend. Cadets will get hands on experience of operating the radio equipment using speech, Morse code and digital modes on both amateur and air cadet frequencies.

I do hope that includes 5MHz (60m) which is primarily a military frequency and the one place where amateur to cadet contacts (using military calls) can take place for those of us with NoVs. When I first had my NoV I worked numerous cadet stations but it seems like a long time since I even heard any.

Good luck to them and may the propagation be good that weekend.

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