Flight Refueling Amateur Radio Society (FRARS) were active on the amateur radio satellites on Thursday, April 4 using the special event callsign G100RSGB .
On one pass of the satellite FO-29 club member Clive Lambert-Hutchinson G7SVI had arranged a schedule with Hector Martinez CO6CBF in Cuba. This was on the extremes of range for the satellite and there was only a brief window of about 1 minute when the two stations could make contact. A signal believed to be Hector was heard but wasn’t strong enough for a contact.
FRARS hosted the RSGB Centenary Call G100RSGB from their club house at Merley, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3DA and were active on all bands from 1.8 – 440 MHz. The day was a great success with the club members operating three separate stations continuously during the day.
FRARS are a friendly club that welcomes newcomers. They are holding another Foundation training course on the weekend of April 13-14.
Flight Refueling Amateur Radio Society (FRARS) http://www.frars.org.uk/