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
In November and December, members of Riviera ARC assisted the 10th (Torbay) Sea Scouts in preparing for their Communicator Activity Badge. The Sea Scouts were given a talk about Amateur Radio and a demonstration of HF radio and logging procedures. Among the requirements for the badge, the scouts needed to be able to recognise UK callsigns, know the phonetic alphabet and some Q codes. Many of the children had the opportunity to pass a ‘greeting’ to another of our club members on VHF.
Riviera ARC are pleased to be able to support community activities such as this and it was rewarding to work with these well-behaved and keen-to-learn youngsters.
73 to Scout leader Nickie and all at the 10th (Torbay) Sea Scouts group from Riviera Amateur Radio Club.