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GB4ZOO – Zoos on the Air (ZOTA) 2013

On Saturday 25th May 2013 Riviera ARC took part in Zoos on the Air (ZOTA) by running the special event station GB4ZOO at Paignton Zoo.

GB4ZOO QSL cardZoos on the Air aims to raise awareness of wildlife conservation through the use of amateur radio. The ZOTA event is timed to coincide with British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA)’s Love Your Zoo Week which runs from Saturday, May 25th to Friday, May 31st.

The QSL card shows Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), Mali, and her daughter who was born in April 2013.

Although the weather was lovely, the radio conditions were less than favourable and it was not possible to contact many Inter-G (UK) stations but several European countries were worked.

This event marked the second collaboration with Paignton Zoo, one of Britain’s leading conservation charities, as Riviera ARC operated the first ever ham radio station at the zoo at Easter to mark the 90th anniversary of its opening.

See also:
Paignton Zoo’s Easter Birthday Transmission
Paignton Zoo
Zoos on the Air (ZOTA)

Riviera ARC are going to the Zoo

Paignton Zoo 90th Anniversary

1923 – 2013

Saturday 30th March 2013


Riviera ARC will be operating the special event station callsign GB4ZOO at Paignton Zoo on Saturday 30th March to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Zoo’s opening at Easter in 1923. Paignton Zoo is now one of the country’s leading conservation charities.

GB4ZOO will be active on 40m and 2m and a commemorative QSL card will be available for stations contacting the event as well as SWLs.

We welcome visitors to the radio station so if you’re at Paignton Zoo on the Saturday over Easter weekend come and see what we’re doing.