Riviera ARC is kicking off our season of special event stations with SOS Radio Week 2017 on the 28th January. We run this event to highlight the important work of the RNLI and the maritime emergency services. ( Coastguard and Search & Rescue helicopter crews )
We will be running from our hq at the Acorn Community Centre in Torquay starting around 10:00 hours until 16:00 hours. Special qsl cards will be available via the bureau.
The festive season draws close now so here is news about our Xmas socials. Our Xmas meal will be on the 1st of December at the Ship Inn, Manor Road, Paignton. All are invited to come whether or not you are a member or not. Everyone pays their own way separately.
Please consider letting the club know if you are coming so that we can advise the pub about how many tables we might need. Likewise if you are mobility challenged or use a wheelchair and need a ground floor place, please let us know early so that we can pass this information to the pub.
There will be NO meeting at the Acorn Centre on this night.
The Xmas raffle will take place at the Acorn Centre on the 15th of December. This will be the last meeting of 2016. Please support the raffle as all money raised goes back into the club funds.
There are lots of lovely prizes including chocolates, biscuits, books, a dvd, a Practical Wireless subscription, smellies and booze !
Tickets are on sale NOW at every meeting up until and including the draw. Festive Greetings to you all.
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 are pleased to have the opportunity to support RNLI Torbay again during Lifeboat Week 2012. Lifeboat Week runs from Sunday 15 July to Sunday 22 July 2012. Torbay Lifeboat have a range of events going on in Brixham throughout the eight days including a chance for the public to visit RNLI Torbay’s Severn Class All Weather Lifeboat on Thursday 19th and ‘Lifeboats and Sea King Helicopter Search and Rescue demonstration’ on Friday 20th July.
More details can be found on their Lifeboat Week 2012 web page.
Riviera ARC will be on air from Brixham on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th July with the club callsign MX0RIV.
Here is a new QSL card for the GB4TBL special event station. It may not be the final version. The photo is of Torbay Lifeboat at Brixham, Devon, England and was taken by Alan G2DXU on 9th January 2012.