JUST A NOTE TO CONSIDER BEFORE COMPLETEING YOUR ACTIVATION FORM:
There have been a large number of requests from overseas award chasers for activators to use the higher HF bands 20m and up for WAB squares and other valid awards.
It is understood that wx conditions will play a part in the event and that some bunkers may be activated more than once during an event so actual dates and times will be varied.
There is also the chance that some European Bunkers at various times may be active so Bunker to Bunker contacts could be available if conditions are right.
Frequencies suggested are around those of previous events. ,
+ or - qrm
Chasers will be looking out and will spot on the cluster as soon as they find you,
If any Activators need to be posted on the cluster
just text bunker ref, freq, call to 07773436285
Many thanks for participating .
CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ACCESS THE ACTIVATION FORM IN PDF FORMAT TO PRINT
(note this is a pdf file which requires adobe reader to view, which can be downloaded from the interenet)
ROC Bunkers, applies to Amateur Radio operations made from Royal Observation Corp Bunkers and Facilties. They will be identified by a three part reference number: - Two letters for Country of Origin: i.e.: G for England, GW for wales, GM for Scotland, GD for Isle Of Man, GJ for Jersey, GU for Guernsey and GI for Northern Ireland, - and a numbered code for the activation order : 001, 002, 003, 004 etc.
A request for an official reference number should be made at least 2 days before the intended activity; request should be addressed to the ROC Bunker Representatives either by online form, e-mail or by post with one SAE. Any Location not previously listed will be accepted by ROC Bunkers on providing the exact geographical position, with at least one picture if possible - see activation form.
Amateur Radio Operation must take place 500m from the ROC Bunker/Facility location or within the locator square and deemed safe with permission authorised by owners or Trusts. To be validated by ROC Bunkers, a minimum of 10 contacts in HF or 5 contacts in VHF or UHF should be made within one single operation period. A copy of the log-book (on paper or electronic format) should be submitted to ROC Bunkers within the following two months after the activity.
During the Amateur Radio Operation, in addition to the exchanged reports, it is strongly recommended to give not only a brief description of the used radio equipment but also to give some information concerning the origin and the history of the castle. In participating in such operation, Hams commit themselves to answer within six months maximum to any QSL demand, either directly or via the bureau.
The award is available either in CW, phone or digi modes on all HF bands (from 10 to 160m) or in VHF - UHF bands (6m, 4m, 2m and 70cm). Any contacts made by repeaters, satellites, IRLP, ECHOLINK or mobile phone will not be accepted.
Any award application should be accompanied by log extracts containing the following information; reference number, call sign of the Amateur Radio Station, date/time, RST, frequency and mode. QSL cards must be available to controllers on request.
Award may also be applied for by SWL's under the same conditions as those applicable to the Licensed Amateur Radio Operators.
All applications for the ROC Bunkers award must be addressed to the ROC Bunkers Representative, or to firstname.lastname@example.org (CASHOTA is the controlling affiliate).
The award fee is 5 Pounds Sterling or 10 Euro. This to cover printing and postage. This amount will be revised on a yearly basis.
ROC Bunkers is an independent amateur radio club, which has no connection to the Royal Observor Corps Association. We reserve the right to modify subject rules, taking into account that validations for previous expeditions will remain.