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October 12, 2019 - October 13, 2019
On the dates above the RAFAC (Royal Air Force Air Cadets) will be organising and running a military style national radio exercise named ‘EXERCISE BLUE HAM 19’; other users may be the ACF (Army Cadet Force), SCC (Sea Cadet Corps) and CCF (Combined Cadet Force) and RAFAC Cadets. To make this successful we would like to invite all Full Licenced Amateur Radio Operators to take part and make contact with our ‘Special Callsigns’ during the weekend.
Cadet stations will be operating on each of the days, mainly from 08:00 to 17:00, but could also be outside these times depending on working conditions. Where possible stations will advertise which frequency they are operating on using the ‘live page’ on this website as the exercise is in progress and amateurs are welcome to check this page and call in on the advertised frequencies. The website will be going live at the start of the exercise and before that time it may be running test software/calls where all data will be simulated.
Cadet stations will call ‘Alpha Charlie’ which is the equivalent of CQ, amateur stations are welcome to reply to these calls. Exercise Callsigns will all be in the range MRE01 up to MRE98 although other MR, MF and MA prefixed callsigns may be taking part.