Airfields on the Air Activation at RAF Coningsby last week

operating in car front view We were very fortunate to plan a successful Airfields on the Air Activation at RAF Coningsby last week.

Despite poor band conditions, we were able to work 60 other stations.

All the team at GX4SKM really enjoyed themselves and thanked everyone who called in. De Maltby & District Amateur Radio Society.

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Full details of the contact can be found on QRZ click here 

Currently, RAF Coningsby is home to:

One of two RAF Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) Stations which protect UK airspace. RAF Lossiemouth is the other.

RAF Coningsby is home to two frontline, combat-ready squadrons and is the training station for Typhoon pilots.

Almost 3,000 Service Personnel, Civil Servants, and contractors work at RAF Coningsby


Its history includes

RAF Coningsby was built just before World War Two and became the home of the 617 Squadron, known as the Dambusters, during the second half of the war.

Later, it was the base for the Vulcan bomber.


1941 RAF Coningsby opened, serving as an RAF Bomber Command station until the early 1960s.

1960s Coningsby made a fighter station with the arrival of the Phantom, followed by the Tornado and now the Typhoon.

1976 Coningsby became home to the world-famous RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.


Airfields on the Air (AOTA)

Airfields on the Air (AOTA) is a captivating initiative that intertwines amateur radio with aviation enthusiasts’ passion for airfields. Facilitated by the Royal Air Force Amateur Radio Society (RAFARS), AOTA invites participants to engage in radio communication while stationed at or near various airfields worldwide.

It seamlessly blends the thrill of amateur radio operation with the allure of aviation history and infrastructure. Through AOTA, enthusiasts not only hone their radio skills but also delve into the rich narratives of airfields, fostering a vibrant community united by shared interests. It’s a dynamic platform that celebrates the synergy between technology and aviation heritage.


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