Sutton Valence School CCF

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny is a competition that involves the sending and receiving of serial numbers to as many stations as possible during set times. The set times were the 17th march 10.00 -15.00 and 18th March 10.00-15.00. All of the NRN frequencies are used and there are bonuses for communicating with the same station on multiple frequencies.

The team who competed were, CSM Andy Thomas team Captain, Sgt Oliver Bateman,Cdt William Woodford, Cdt Guy Thomas and Cdt Tom Bennet.

The team set up our radio station the night before the competition using 2x12m Racall masts and a PRC 320 (the HF radio issued to cadet signalling platoons)Using a half length horizontal dipole. With our radio set up, and our call sign issued, we started the exchanging of serials from stations as far as Scotland. The first day looked promising with roughly 30 contacts on day one. The second day started well with a strong clear connection with the other stations and we resumed sending and receiving the serials by the end of the second day the team had made around 40 contacts, the team worked hard with some very good voice procedure from the team as well as some good relaying, special thanks goes must go to the headmaster for his supply of Jaffa Cakes as well as Major Millbery frequent visits with the Signals dog. The team performed very well, building on experiences from previous competitions. SVS  CCF Signals has advanced considerably, notably aided by assistance from Signallers from 70 Gurkha Fd Sqn.

CSM Thomas (Team Captin)

Sutton Valence School North Street, Sutton Valence, Kent ME17 3HL
Tel: +44 (0)1622 845200 Fax: +44 (0)1622 844103

Sutton Valence Preparatory School Church Road, Chart Sutton, Kent. ME17 3RF
Tel: +44 (0)1622 842117 Fax: +44 (0)1622 844201

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