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Exam success: Miles Burton achieved 100%, April 2016


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Purfleet Heritage Centre - GX4HKO, 24th of April 2016


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Astro skills by Darren 2E0OCA - 19th of April 2016


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Exam success: Lee M6LHN, April 2016


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Essex Two Metre FM Activity Afternoon - M1GGY, 26th March 2016


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Essex Two Metre FM Activity Afternoon - GX4HKO, 26th March 2016


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RNLI SOS Day - GBTYC, 19th January 2016


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Exam success: Louis M6LGG, December 2015


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Exam success: Air Cadets Hance and Sgt Gaywood (rear), December 2015


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Essex Two Metre FM Activity Afternoon - GX4HKO, 28th November 2015


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Darren and Gary pass the foundation exam, 7th of October 2105


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Thameside Nature Park - GB1EWT, 1st of August 2015


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Museums on the Air - Purfleet Heritage Centre GB2PHC, 21st of June 2015


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Monuments on the Air - Davy Down GB2DD, 17th May 2015


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Monuments on the Air - Davy Down GB2DD, 17th May 2015


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Essex Two Metre FM Activity Afternoon - GX4HKO, 28th March 2015


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World Thinking Day - GB2OD, 22nd February 2015

LANDSCAPE VIEW IS SUGGESTED FOR MOBILE DEVICES.

EQUADOR EARTHQUAKE

Radio Amateurs Asked to Keep 7.060 MHz Clear for Ecuador Earthquake Emergency Traffic.

 

NEXT ARISS SCHOOLS CONTACT

The contact between Ashfield Primary School in Otley, West Yorkshire and Tim Peake on the International Space Station is confirmed as Thursday the 5th of May at 0908BST directly operated by GB1APS and should be audible over Western Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM.

THE QUEEN’S 90th BIRTHDAY

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We are pleased to announce that a special, special call sign has been obtained by club member Rachel G6AMY in support of the tea party commemorating the Queens 90th Birthday on the 8th of June by the Tilbury Riverside Project.

RECENT MALICIOUS EMAILS

An email with the subject ‘BALANCE PAYMENT’ was sent to the club last night (Monday the 2nd of May). It is one of a group of emails that distribute malicious software. More information is available on the CISCO website.

An Acorns member recently received one of number of variations of a phishing (scam) email purporting to be from paypal… [continue reading]

HANDY TIP

Strong winds resulted in my 1/2 size G5RV antenna’s ladder feeder snapping at the weakest points, the ends. On stripping the insulation I discovered the copper strands too tarnished to take solder.

This article proved very useful. It took longer than the article claims but it did work.

THURROCK ACORNS AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

The club is based near Grays town centre in the county of Essex, 20 miles (32 kilometres) east of London, England. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, from 7:45pm until 10pm. The club uses the call signs G4HKO and GX4HKO*.

INTERESTED IN JOINING THE CLUB?

Come to a meeting as a visitor, have a cup of tea or coffee, a biscuit and a chat. If you decide to join ask the secretary for, or download, the Member details form. Visitors from other clubs are welcome to pop in and say hello.

INTERESTED IN TRAINING FOR A LICENCE?

To enquire or register interest in training for the Foundation or Intermediate licence, please use this form.
 

WHAT IS AMATEUR RADIO?

These RSGB (Radio Society of Great Britain) videos on YouTube here and here should give you a good idea of what it’s all about.

WHAT IS DV RADIO?

Digital Voice Radio. The future of amateur radio may well be to move from analogue to digital. The three major commercially available systems are:

  • D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio) mainly from iCOM
  • DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) mainly from Motorola
  • System Fusion from Yaesu

However, there is also free software (completely open source) FreeDV digital voice for the HF bands.

Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Club (TAARC) is affiliated to the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB)
* Amateur radio and the use of the club call sign G4HKO/GX4HKO is regulated by Ofcom

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