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.

Rarc at the Torbay Steam Fair 2015

G4XKH & 2E0JNP at the Steam Fair

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.


Riviera supports AFD 2015


Riviera ARC took part in National Armed Forces day on 27th June 2015 at the Haldon rendezvous site. John 2E0JNP put up the Carolina Window atenna at around 35 feet and G7AHP set up the VHF antenna.

We worked stations as far away as Italy and the Czech Republic as well as numerous UK stations. There are numerous images from the day on the Gallery.DSCF0631

Club chairman John 2E0JNP here is operating on HF while Alan G2DXU keeps the log.

The weather was very kind to us with bright sunshine and little wind. RARC would like to offer our thanks and congratulations to Ian, Ann and Lobster for keeping the team supplied with teas, coffees and hot food.

An outstanding team effort from everyone made for a great special event which I look forward to doing again next year. Well done Team RARC !!

Club of the Year presentation 2015


Bob M6DFY, Ian G6TEQ, Alan G2DXU, Ian 2E0IDP, Pam G7SME, Ann M6RWJ, John 2E0JNP, Ted G7UGT, Derek G8KOV. Steph G4XKH is taking the picture.

Pam Helliwell G7SME, the RSGB Region 11 district manager presented Riviera ARC with a trophy for winning the Club of the Year award for the Small club category for the Southwest & Channel Islands.

John Perry M6GSW, the club chairman gratefully accepted the trophy on behalf of the club.
Steph Foster G4XKH, the club secretary said “I’m really
excited that RARC has received this accolade.
We are really trying to push the club forward in innovative ways.