The Online ARC – 1st Anniversary

Club News

During our First Annual General Meeting, the Online ARC community shared their highlights of the first 12 months of our communities and our plans for the future. Below are a few highlights!

First 12 Months

  • Created a FREE “club without committee” run by volunteers, managed by its members for it’s members.
  • Created a vibrant and diverse 24/7 community on the Discord Community Platform
  • Launched over 14 special interest chat areas
  • Developed a community wiki platform to allow for the easy sharing of information
  • Supported the invigilation of over 400 licence exams
  • Trained over 300 candidates to intermediate level
  • Provide Foundation & Full support courses plus round the clock revision aid
  • Offered online logging to all OARC members
  • Developed and deployed a SIP Phone Network
  • Invested in and rolled out a digital bridge – linking all Analogue and digital voice modes into a single hub
  • Delivered the RSGB Beyond Exams program to over 50 candidates
  • Raised over £300 for the RAIBC
  • Held weekly Zoom social events!

Funded ideas currently being rolled out

  • To create an open study program, that looks to deliver training on any aspect of amateur radio every other week
  • September field days – 2 sites planned to allow newly licenced amateurs to work the club call signs and try out their own equipment on good antennas
  • Rally support – Attend a number of major rallies and provide a table, and support to fellow members
  • Outreach – work with STEM programs and other niche hobbies to attract new talent and interest to our hobby

How do i get involved?

Join us on discord, all are welcome, there are no costs, membership is free!