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Events, Activities and Competitions

The clubs activities are detailed below, they can be subject to change or cancellation should circumstances prove necessary. Please find our list of activities for the forthcoming year.

Events and Activities for 2024
DateEvent or Activity
Thursday 4th JanuaryCoffee Morning - Dobbies Cafe
Tuesday 16th JanuaryClub Night
Thursday 1st FebruaryCoffee Morning - Dobbies Cafe
Tuesday 20th FebruaryClub Night
Thursday 7th MarchCoffee Morning - Dobbies Cafe
Tuesday 19th MarchClub Night
Thursday 4th AprilCoffee Morning - Dobbies Cafe
Tuesday 16th AprilClub Night
Sunday 21st AprilARAC Boot Sale
Sat/Sun 11th-12th MayMills on the Air
Tuesday 21st MayClub Night
Tuesday 4th JuneARAC AGM
Tuesday 18th JuneClub Night
Sat/Sun 6th-7th JulyVHF NFD Weekend
Tuesday 16th JulyClub Night
Tuesday 20th AugustClub Night
Thursday 5th SeptemberCoffee Morning - Dobbies Cafe
Tuesday 17th SeptemberClub Night
Thursday 3rd OctoberCoffee Morning - Dobbies Cafe
Tuesday 15th OctoberClub Night
Thursday 7th NovemberCoffee Morning - Dobbies Cafe
Tuesday 19th NovemberClub Night
Thursday 5th NovemberCoffee Morning - Dobbies Cafe
Tuesday 17th DecemberClub Night
DF Fox Hunting
picture of a fox with antenna for ARAC Fox Hunt Events

Every year the members look forward to the Fox Hunting. ARAC orgnise around 5 events from June through to August, whilst the nights are light. They are arranged to fall on some of the Tuesday's where there is no club night. Full details of the rules and guidelines is detailed in the Fox Hunting Information SheetThis opens on a new page as a PDF.

Prior to the first hunt, to give everyone an equal chance of success, an antenna and equipment check/test evening is arranged for all participating members.

VHF NFD Weekend

VHF NFD picture of ARAC members enjoying the event

Once again ARAC are taking part in the NFD event. The station will be located at Wexcombe Down (IO9 1EH).

ARAC will be using a small selection of bands with licened club members operating and logging. Each station will have an operator and call logger with members rotating throughout the duration of the competition. The NFD rules for this year can be found on the RSGB website.(This will open another window)

There are PDF downloads available of the clubs competition results availalble in the Archive and Newsletter drop down list on our Links page

Mills On The Air
Image of a Mill that ARAC use for the Mills on the Air event

Mills on the Air is an annual special event which ARAC has been a part of for many years. The event is held at the Crux Easton Wind Engine in north Hampshire not far from Highclere Castle (the home of the TV series Downton Abbey).

The competition entry and organisation is done by club members Cliff G0WKK and Mal G8FHI, this is always a fun event with members visiting throughout the two day event and taking part. More information about Mills on the Air, can be found at DDARS.NET (This will open another window)