THURROCK ACORNS Amateur Radio Club G4HKO/GX4HKO* is based 20 miles (32 kilometres) east of London, England, near Grays town center in the county of Essex. Meetings are normally on the third Tuesday of each month.

WHAT IS AMATEUR RADIO? Our leaflet gives a brief overview the hobby.

Davy Down - GB2DD Monuments on the Air in the Stifford Pump House on the 17th of May 2015
Stella G0EKP operating 20m CW Photo: Gordon 2E0ELI
Davy Down - GB2DD Monuments on the Air in the Stifford Pump House on the 17th of May 2015
Peter G4FQF operating 40m phone Photo: Gordon 2E0ELI
Essex Two Metre FM Activity - GX4HKO on the afternoon of 28th of March 2015
Simon M1GGY operating Photo: Nick G4HCK
World Thinking Day - GB2OD on the 22nd of February 2015
Huw G7BNZ operating Photo: Paul M0PFX
Thameside Nature Park - GB2EWT  on the 20th of July 2014
Peter g4FQF operating 2m FM Photo: Ricky M6DII
West Thurrock Family Fun Day on the 30th of August 2014
Stella G0EKP operating 20m CW Photo: Ricky M6DII
Purfleet Heritage Centre - GB2PHC on the 26th of October 2014
Paul M0PFX and Stella G0EKP Photo: Nick G4HCK

INTERESTED IN JOINING? Come to a meeting as a visitor and if you want to join ask the secretary for a Member details form or download a copy here. Visitors from other clubs are welcome.

CLUB EVENTS FOR 2015

  • JAMBOREE ON THE AIR (JOTA) – 17th-18th of October

PROVISIONAL EVENTS FOR 2015

  • BLETCHLEY PARK visit
  • TRAINING SESSIONS
  • RSPB and/or EWT
  • FIELD DAYS
  • HMS BELFAST operating day
  • KELVEDON SECRET NUCLEAR BUNKER visit
  • HAMFEST visit
  • DIRECTION FINDING
  • MUSEUMS ON THE AIR – 20th-21st and/or 27th-28th of June
  • ARMED FORCES DAY – 27th June

TOPICS FOR 2015 MEETINGS

  • THE OSCILLOSCOPE and how to use it by Steve G4HXY – 16th of June
  • CW, a talk by Jonathan G0DVJ – 21st of July
  • QUIZ NIGHT and social evening – 18th of August
  • RASPBERRY PI, an introduction by Peter G0DZB – 15th of September
  • ATV (Amateur Television)
  • ASTRONOMY (optical and simple radio telescopes)
  • MOON BOUNCE (using the surface of the moon to increase the signal distance)
  • FOX HUNT (Amateur radio direction finding)

 

Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Club is affiliated to the Radio Society of Great Britain
* The use of the club call sign G4HKO/GX4HKO is governed by Ofcom licensing regulations.

 

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