Special events occur throughout the year with members of BVARS involved in or participating which are additional to club nights. These are usually well attended and give members the opportunity to participate in radio outside their normal shack activity. All members are encouraged to participate.Wimborne Radio Rally (FRARS)
Taking place at the Flight Refuelling Radio Club sports ground in August, the Radio Rally is an excellent time to buy or sell radios, bits and pieces of radio related parts, meet old friends and generally see what other radio amateurs are doing. The stands are from clubs and some commercial retailers and incorporates a large ‘radio’ related boot sale. Well worth a visit, if only there for the bacon sandwiches.
BVARS has been holding Open Days for some years, they have proved to be highly successful and the intention is to continue. The last one was in 2014.
The objective is to set up an active and participative display of the many attributes of Amateur Radio to which we invite members from other radio clubs, the general public -especially school children – and anyone who has a interest in Amateur Radio.
Although not a club activity as such, some members of BVARS are active members.
RAYNET, the Radio Amateur’s Emergency Network, is a national voluntary organisation that provides voluntary communications services for the emergency services and other charitable organisations’ events. Further information can be found at – www.raynet-uk.net
Members attend a variety of events, usually Sundays, supplying communications cover for Endurance Horse Rides, Triathlons, Marathons, Husky Dog Trials and similar throughout the county of Dorset and local areas. They are also on ‘stand by’ to assist the emergency services should there be a requirement.
Dorset RAYNET is held in high regard by all the Resilient groups of Dorset.