McMichael Rally 2021 – CANCELLED

I am sad to say that once again I have to announce the cancellation of the 2021 McMichael Rally.There are many factors involved, but the main one is the delay in ‘unlocking’ the government announced on Monday, which means the government rules which will be in force at the time of the rally do not allow the event. The committees involved cannot with all conscience continue planning the event for 2021.

The rally is a unique type of event which is both social and commercial, and attracts a large number of people from all over the UK and this number would have been likely to be increased further by the lack of similar events for some time. Safety has to be the foremost consideration.

Myself and the committee are very disappointed as I am sure many of you are, but let’s look forward to next year.

73, Simon M0ZSU, RADARC

Andrew M5ARC SK

Andrew M5ARC became SK on the 17th March 2021 following his illness over the past 12 months.

Andrew and Alice had released a lot of his radio equipment to the club before he had to go into a care home.

Andrew did a lot of contests with Tom G0VQR and Andy M5ALC (SK) and the club in the past.

The funeral will be a private family one and Min G0JMS will pass on any thoughts or memories of Andrew to the family. The club’s thoughts are with the family.

Andy Levy M5ALG SK

We were sad to hear of the passing of Andy Levy M5ALG on December 27th 2020.

Andy was a major factor in the McMichael Rally Committee for over 15 years as Booking and Organising Manager, with his cheerful welcome to all, he was in to contesting being first licenced in 1995 as G7UET.

His other interests were the Christian Aid Walk, Motorcycling and Sea Cadets.

Our thoughts are with his wife Maureen M3AGI and family.

RADARC on Discord

Hope you are all keeping safe and also well hydrated in this heat!

Some members may not know that RADARC is now running a Discord server. Discord is an internet-based chat tool that runs quietly in the background, and is great for those times between meetings that you just remember something you want to discuss, either to someone specific at the club, or as an open discussion. It’s much more lightweight and quick turnaround than email is.

It’s available for Windows, Macs, iPhones and Android phones, is free, and pretty easy to use once you’re up and running. There’s been lots of interesting chat already on lots of different topics, and you can mute what you’re not interested in. The only thing missing is you!

If you’re interested, ping someone on the committee directly for an invite, or email committee @ radarc.org.

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