At the 2016 annual general meeting former Chairman, John Perry M0JNP was awarded an
honorary life membership for his contributions to the Riviera club. John passed his M6 at the
Newton Abbot club and then passed his Intermediate & Advanced licences here at Riviera.
John has always been keen on pitching in at the various special events we run and we look
forward to seeing him at future ones. John runs a local Allstar node from his home in Paignton.
Riviera ARC will be taking part in the RAF Airfields on the Air special event in March 2016 to recognise the airfields both historic and current and their roles in protecting the United Kingdom. We will be operating from Little Haldon to activate RAF Haldon.
The club will be turning out despite the weather to put GB4AOA on the air.
Per Ardua Ad Astra !
Riviera ARC will be starting their special events for 2016 with SOS Radio Week in January.
The event is based around highlighting the work done by the maritime emergency services and the Lifeboat service.
Watch this space for more news as the event begins.
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. www.babbacombecliffrailway.co.uk
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.