Intermediate success

Well done to Rob for passing his Intermediate exam, and now has the call 2E0RIV. Thanks to Mike G3PGA for stepping in at the last minute to do the 2nd invigilator duties. 1st invigilator was John G3JKL. Next up are Foundation exams, if you know of anyone who is interested please contact John G3JKL as soon as possible.

Exam candidate from Bude.

We were happy to put Ken from Bude through his Foundation exam, which I’m pleased to say he passed with flying colours and now has the call sign M7ACJ. Thanks to John G3JKL and Mike G4KXQ for invigilating.

Foundation Licence passes

Ben (M7BLL), Nick (M7BUL), and Andrew (M7ABR) all passed their Foundation licence exams on Sunday the 28th of October. The now have their new M7 call signs. Thanks to Mike G4KXQ as practical assessor, 1st invigilator Beryl G1SVP, 2nd invigilator John G3JKL. Thanks must also go out to Dave G4XWQ for always being on hand as the voice at the end of the mic during the candidates first on-air contact during their practical assesment.

Full licence passes

Congratulations to Dave and Chris on achieving a pass in their full licence exams on September the 2nd. Dave is now M0PEX and Chris, M0OCJ. Thanks to Mike G3PGA for invigilating alongside John G3JKL. The club has a healthy turnover of exam candidates, which is good for the club and amateur radio in general. Next exams are scheduled for October for Foundation level. Anyone who would like to be included, please contact the exam secretary, John G3JKL, or Mike G4KXQ.

Intermediate exam success

Congratulations to (from left to right) Dave G (2E0ITX) club secretary Darren (2E0LVC) Dave M (2E0PEX) and ex secretary Alan (2E0EUZ) for passing their Intermediate exams on June 17th. Thanks to Mike G4XWQ for tutoring the candidates, and Mike G3PGA and John G3JKL for invigilating on the day.

Bideford fair 2018

Thanks to all club members who got involved with the event today. An enjoyable time was had with beautiful weather conditions.

Bideford Fair Saturday June 30th 2018

The club will be putting on another special event station at this years Bideford Fair. This will be our third year. Please come along at 9am (Park Lane entrance) and help set up, then hang around and do some operating, or just come along and support your club throughout the day.

Bideford fair 2017

On Saturday July the 15th we will be back at the Bideford fair (Formerly Bideford Heritage day) with the club station. All that can help out please arrive in Victoria park for 9am to help set the station up.

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Exam passes

Congratulations to Michael (right) on passing his Intermediate exam following on from his success in the Foundation last month.  His call is 2E0IHW. Michael is now studying for the full licence. Well done to Rob (left) who visited us from High Hampton and took his Foundation exam. We’re pleased to say he also passed and is hoping to take his Intermediate in the near future.

Foundation exam passes

Congratulations to Michael and David on passing their Foundation exams today with flying colours. David now has the call M6IUI and Michael is going straight to the Intermediate exam.


RSGB SSB field day, 3rd/4th of September 2016

The club will be taking part in this year’s RSGB SSB field day on the weekend of the 3rd/4th of September. Lawrence and Viv have kindly offered the use of their field in Northam. We would like to get as many members as possible to join in to make this a successful event so we can still have a sociable weekend whatever the band conditions throw at us! Details of the event can be found here: we will need your help setting up the station and marquee on Friday, and plenty of operators over the weekend to share the workload. Please put the date in your diary.


The weather was kind to us for our special event station at the Bideford Heritage day in Victoria park. The day started with a team building exercise…well definitely a marquee building exercise! The club’s Windom antenna was raised on the mast and we were up and running by 10.45am. Noise levels were very bad at +20db so we struggled to hear stations even though they could hear us just fine. We made around 50 contacts which although disappointing didn’t ruin the day. Thanks to all the usual suspects for all the hard work on the day, and good to see other ADARC members either popping down in person or calling into either the HF station or the 2m repeater, GB3DN. we had a lot of interest from the public, some of whom were lapsed license holders and I hope we have re kindled their interest in radio.



We have been invited by the mayor of Bideford to put on a special event station at the Bideford Heritage Day on Saturday July the 2nd 2016. We hope to be up and running at 10am. Hopefully band conditions will be a little kinder to us this time!


Unfortunately, band conditions undermined all the effort involved in putting on the club station at the South Molton Old English Fayre. Very few contacts were made, but not through lack of trying. The new club radio at least was a success. Thanks anyway to Helen (G0EOB) and Fred (G0EOA) for getting the wheels in motion and for supplying a generator at the last minute! Thanks to John (G3JKL) for organising the club station, Terry (G4CHD) for help getting fuel for the generator, and Graham (G1ZTJ) Jean (G6XYL), Keith (G0AYM) for their help. Thanks also to the ADARC members who popped in to show support.

We will be running a club station at the South Molton Olde English Fayre on June the 11th 2016 (using our club call of GX2FKO), 10am start. Please call in for a chat!





The Appledore club’s turn to run the RSGB100 special event station was a great success and enjoyed by all who took part. We contacted 586 stations on SSB, 133 on CW, 105 on PSK31, 93 SSB mobile and 24 2m FM.



We will be running the G100RSGB centenary special event station on the 10th and 11th of April 2013. Information on the event can be found here