The International Air Ambulance Amateur Radio 9-day Special Event is taking place on the between 19 -27th September, 2015
The intention of this event will be to help support the many donation-funded flying medical services around the world, by operating your special event station during at least some of the 9 days during which the event takes place.
Nine days to include two weekends, so everyone can get an opportunity to take part. The primary rule is that no radio amateur should accept any donations - donations and offers of funding should 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. 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. 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 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 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.
The event’s date has been set to coincide with the UK’s own funding drive week for its own helicopter ambulance services. 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 International Museum Weekends.
Register your station - http://www.ukradioamateur.co.uk/iaw/Registration.htm