Exmouth Coastwatch On The Air
On Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August Exmouth NCI Coastwatch will be on the air with an HF/VHF Amateur Radio Station operating from Coastwatch House, adjacent to the Exmouth NCI Tower on Queens Drive. Open from 10am to 8pm. The callsign will be GB8NCI.
Come and join us and talk to Radio Amateurs around the UK and Europe and, if weather conditions are suitable, worldwide.
We look forward to seeing you.
Also to Marion Ricketts who has qualified as a Trainer and joins our dedicated team of Exmouth NCI Trainers and assessors.......
This is Exmouth Coastwatch
Exmouth Coastwatch is one of the 50-strong network of National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) lookout stations around the UK’s coasts. We work with the Coastguard and the RNLI by keeping watch over the estuary and the beach 7 days a week in summer and every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday in winter.NCI stations form a national volunteer service which keeps a visual watch for people on the water and the beach who may get into difficulties.
At Exmouth, the sea approaches to the estuary can be dangerous in strong onshore winds and swell, as can the strong tidal and river streams inside the estuary mouth.
These present unique hazards to the variety of small boats, personal watercraft and bathers who make use of this marvellous leisure facility.
We are all volunteers. Being a watchkeeper is a responsible community role, but it’s also sociable and enjoyable. From the tower – above the Harbour View Café on Queen’s Drive – we have the best view of the lower Exe estuary!