Armed Forces Day Annual Cross-Band Test – May 11, 2019

(Source: via Harald Kuhl)

(11 May 2019)

The Army Military Auxiliary Radio System will host this year’s Armed Forces Day (AFD) Crossband Test on Saturday May 11, 2019. This annual event is open to all licensed amateur radio operators, and will not impact any public or private communications. For more than 50 years, military and amateur stations have taken part in this event, which is only an exercise scenario, designed to include hobbyist and government radio operators alike.

The AFD Cross-band Test is a unique opportunity to test two-way communications between military communicators and radio stations in the Amateur Radio Service (ARS), as authorized in 47 CFR 97.111. These tests provide opportunities and challenges for radio operators to demonstrate individual technical skills in a tightly-controlled exercise scenario that does not impact any public or private communications.

Military stations will transmit on selected military frequencies and will announce the specific ARS frequencies monitored. All times are ZULU (Z), and all frequencies are Upper Side Band (USB) unless otherwise noted. The frequencies used for the test will not impact any public or private communications, and will not stray outside the confines of the exercise.

Additional Information is provided on the 20190424-AFDCT-final.pdf file available for download [by clicking here].

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5 thoughts on “Armed Forces Day Annual Cross-Band Test – May 11, 2019

  1. Harald Kuhl

    In 2018 the qsl request form went online after the cross-band test started. So, please be a bit patient 🙂

    1. Harald DL1AX

      qsl request form is online now ;

      very bad condx between Europe and North America today
      NSS hardly readable on their 14 MHz channel in CW

  2. Mike Asselta

    ANNUAL ARMED FORCES DAY CROSS-BAND TEST 11 MAY 2019. Cannot locate QSL Card request form on the MARS website.
    Please be so kind as to send QSL Card form so I may receive amateur radio recognition of my successful contacts for 11 May 2019.
    Be Safe!


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