of this event will be to help support the donation
funded flying medical services around the world, by
operating your special event station during at least
some of the 9 days during which this event takes place.
The nine days to include two weekends, so everyone can
get an opportunity to take part. The date has been set
to coincide with the UK's own fund raising week, simply
because the UK has by far the most complete coverage of
donation funded medical helicopter services in the
world. An additional and equally important aim will be
to help the UK's Association of Air Ambulances, spread
the concept of a public donation supported air ambulance
service to the rest of the world.
The primary rule is
that no radio amateur should accept any donation -
donations and offers of funding should only be made
directly to which ever service you nominate when you
complete the registration form to take part in the
event. Registration will be mandatory and all stations
taking part will be issued a registration number which
will be listed on this website. The registered number
needs to be quoted by each station regularly. Included
in the list along side each registered station will be a
clickable link enabling those wishing to donate, to
donate directly to the charity of the service they wish
to support. It is to be expected, that more than one
event station will be operating in support of a single
such charity. There have been several similar small
local events, this will be an attempt to bring things
all together as one big well organised event.
Only public donation supported flying medical services are
applicable, whether part or entirely donation funded.
The location of the special event station will be any
where you choose to set it up – club, home or if you can
manage the permissions to do it, a public place. It
might be worth enquiring if you can run it from the
actual landing field of the service, but I suspect
permission would be refused due to the risk of
interference with ATC radio. It is your choice whether
you apply for a special event callsign, or simply
operate under your own – but as said registration and
nominating a particular charity is mandatory. The
registration facility will remain open from as soon as
the website is formally set up, until the end of the
event each year. No costs will be involved in
registering or taking part and a free series of Awards
will be available for those who support the event as
1. An award for having
registered and taken part in the event.
2. An award for having
logged a minimum of having worked 5 IAW station.
An award for having logged a minimum of having worked 20 IAW station.
4. An Award for a SWL
who has logged at least 10 such registered IAW stations.
Claims for the awards will need to be made to the IAW’s
Award Manager by email, including an excerpt from the
log as proof of a valid claim. Claimed awards will then
be forwarded ready for the claimant to print, in
standard pdf format. More than one award may claimed.
The event’s date has been set to coincide with the UK’s
own funding drive week for its own helicopter ambulance
services. Almost all of these, around 30 in number, are entirely
public donation funded.
The event is intended to commence on the fourth weekend
of September annually and is to be run by the same team
which operates the well established
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