Membership 2015

I’d like to remind all our members that all memberships expire on the 1st Sept 2014.
If you haven’t had an opportunity to pay by then, you will be able to pay at the AGM on 4th Sept 2014 19:30 hours at the Acorn Centre.


The AGM for the Riviera ARC will be at the Acorn Community Centre, Barton, Torquay on Sept 4th 2014. 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 14th of August 2014.

Silent Key G1XWT

Sadly, I have been informed that G1XWT from Paignton is now a silent key. A family member of his is sorting through his effects and wishes to dispose of some antennas, 2m and 70cm were specifically mentioned.

All proceeds will be going to the McMillan Nurses.
When I have contact details, members can contact myself or John Perry for more information.

Let’s see if we can raise some funds for MacMillan in honour of G1XWT.

August Steam Fair

Riviera ARC are planning on running a Special Event radio station at the Torbay Steam Fair this August. The organiser will be Steve Crask G7AHP who has obtained the special call GB6TSF.
The dates planned are 1st to 3rd August 2014.

More details on the steam fair itself are available at

GB8AFD Day 2

John M6GSW, Lobster M6HFD and  Steph G4XKH returned to the Haldon rv site on Sunday to continue the Armed Forces Day special event. We operated both 20m PSK and 40m voice achieving contacts as far away as Iceland, Lithuania, Italy and the Republic of Ireland.

The weather was not as bad as the Saturday although cloud was present mostly the entire day with a handful of minor showers. Steph will be compiling the log and printing labels for those stations who want QSL cards and then sending them via the bureau.

Well done guys, an enjoyable event. Let’s do it all again next year !