Riviera ARC are taking part in Railways on the Air with the special callsign GB4BCR ‘Babbacombe Cliff Railway’ from Babbacombe, Devon on Saturday 26th September 2015.
It is thought that this is the first time a cliff railway has featured in the Railways on the Air event. Operating bands are expected to be 40m SSB as well as 2m and 70cm. A special QSL card will be available.
Built in 1926, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway has shuttled hundreds of thousands of holiday makers to and from Oddicombe Beach in over 84 years of service.
GB4BCR Railways on the Air
The RARC crew at the Battle of Britain event.
Riviera ARC ran a special event GB8BB to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. We ran all HF bands as well as 2m & 70 cms.
Despite very poor HF propagation we mamanged to do well on VHF reaching as far as St Austell and Tiverton on 2m simplex. This was a one-off celebration of the service and sacrifices made by all those involved in the defence of our country.
The AGM for the Riviera ARC will be at the Acorn Community Centre, Barton, Torquay on Sept 17th 2015. We aim to start around 19:30 hours local time.
If you have any committee nominations for the forthcoming year or any business you would like placing on the agenda for discussion, please contact the Secretary, Steph G4XKH in writing via the club email.
The cut-off date is Thursday 27th of August 2015. No new business will be considered at the AGM after this date.
G4XKH & 2E0JNP at the Steam Fair
Riviera ARC attended the Torbay Steam Fair recently, we operated a special call of GB6TSR.
(Torbay Steam Rally) courtesy of Paul M0PBT who arranged the event.
Band conditions were very poor but we did our best. The rally was very busy on the Saturday,
loads of steam engines and steam organs. Vintage vehicles and a wide range of Militaria were also on display.
We had a number of people who stopped by to chat or to ask advice about ham radio topics. We were conveniently sited right by the pay gate so everyone passed by our stand.
Despite the poor propagation experiences we all had fun and will look forward to running it again next year. Watch this space.