Armed Forces Day Cross Band Test – May 7 & 8

The Department of Defense annual Armed Forces Day (AFD) Cross-Band Test will be May 7 – 8.  During this event Military stations will transmit on certain military frequencies where they will announce amateur radio frequencies being monitored.  Amateur stations are invited to then make contact on those monitored frequencies.

For a list of military frequencies used for the announcements see the official DoD MARS website (CLICK here…)

Event:    AFD Cross-Band Test
Start :    Friday, May 7
End:       Saturday, May 8

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.