For real time calendar of CRAC events scroll to the Calendar at the foot of this page
Outside and Special Events of The Cornish Radio Amateur Club
For the past few years our number of Special Event Stations have declined
somewhat due to lack of available operators in the main.
Historically we used to run a demonstration station at the Mabe Shundig,
The St Agnes Traction Engine Rally and the Redruth & District Model Flying
Club events whilst also mounting stations to take part with the Scouts and
Guides in their Jamboree on the air and Thinking Day on the Air events.
Our main special event is International Marconi Day and we are the organising
group for the whole 24Hour event with participants from around the globe
under our supervision.
Since 2004 we have also operated for three days each year at the Cornwall
VW Owners Club Jamboree. This is held over the Friday, Saturday and
Sunday of the August Bank Holiday weekend and is held at the Show Ground
in Stithians. We always have a good number of interested visitors to our
tent and manage to fly the flag for our hobby to good effect.
Our President, Norman G4USB is also the Chairman of the Cornwall Volkswagen
Owners Club so we are always well looked after and given a good location
with usable antenna tie off points. No sky hooks required!
In 2006 we shared the facilities if the Poldhu Amateur Radio Club following the loss
of our nomal premises. Many thanks to PARC for their hospitality. Since then
we have lost two of our helpers who were there on that occasion Les G0KSF
and Geoff M0GRC both having passed away in 2010
An image gallery follows of the 2006 IMD at Poldhu and the surrounding countryside
2004 was the first year we attended the Cornwall Volkswagen Owners Club annual Jamboree which is held over the three days of the August Bank Holiday weekend. 2004 was to be the last year of holding the event at Monkey Tree Holiday Park and from 2005 it has taken place at the Stithians Showground. It was, to say the least quite muddy at the show in 2004 and the roadways were a quagmire!
If you have already visited the IMD site and viewed the photographs there you may well have realised that there is a definite pattern to our outside events with what at times seems to be a very limited pool of committed helpers to draw from so most photos will show the same crew with, normally me [G4USB] behind the lens [thankfully].
Thankfully, the sun made an appearance for the Show & Shine on the Sunday and below is my MK1 Golf GTI. Unfortunately she does not look as good now as, although about 18 months before I bought the car it had an extensive renovation, back to bare metal ets and full leather re-trim the dreaded terminal tin worm has made an appearance in many awkward areas.Never mide, I enjoyed it whilst it looked really good for a 1979 vehicle.
Back to 2003 now with a few shots taken at the Chacewater Harvest Fair. Guess what, same team again.