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AFD 2017

Armed Forces Day

Just a heads up that Riviera ARC will be running a special event station for Armed Forces Day again this year.  This is our way of thanking the men & women past & present for their service in keeping the UK safe.

June 24th is national armed forces day and we will be running again from Little Haldon near Teignmouth. We aim to use GB8AFD and paper qsls will be available.

AOTA Haldon 2015

Despite atrocious weather conditions the RARC team turned out to put on the Airfiields on the Air event yet again. Although 40m was very busy with a lot of contest traffic, we still managed to put in a large number of qso’s. We reached as far as Switzerland in one direction and the Irish Republic in the other.

Thanks are due to John M6GSW, Steve G7AHP, Tom M0TGZ, Ian G6TEQ, Mike M0LOB, Ian M6IDP, Ann M6RWJ, Lobster M6HFD and Alan G2DXU. We could not have pulled this off without your help & support. Pics are on the gallery.

Well done Team RARC.

AOTA 2015 Team Rarc

Team RARC

Left to right:

Mike M0LOB, Ian G6TEQ, Alan G2DXU, Steve G7AHP, Tom M0TGZ
Ann M6RWJ in background at the left.

GB8AFD Armed Forces Day

Riviera Amateur Radio Club are operating a special event station in support of UK Armed Forces Day which ‘raises public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces’.

The club will be providing a demonstration of amateur radio to the public with the special callsign GB8AFD. The event was the idea of Steph G4XKH, who is one of several club members that have served in the military.

The event takes place at Little Haldon, which is the site of a former World War 2 airfield, near Teignmouth in Devon on Saturday 29th June 2013 between 10.00 and 16.00. Visitors are welcome.

Club members will be making contact over the airwaves with other radio hams in the UK and abroad.

Amateur radio appeals to people who have an interest in how things work. Amateur radio is the original social network. To find out more about this technical hobby, see the Radio Society of Great Britain website.

GB8AFD Armed Forces DayA commemorative post card (called a QSL card) is available for those that wish to exchange cards to confirm a contact.

Operating bands will be 40m HF and 2m VHF. WAB square is SX97. QSL via bureau, eqsl or direct to Rivera ARC.

See:
Armed Forces Day
Help For Heroes
GB8AFD QRZ page