THURROCK ACORNS Amateur Radio Club G4HKO/GX4HKO* is based near Grays town centre in the county of Essex, 20 miles (32 kilometres) east of London, England meets on the third Tuesday of each month, from 8pm until 10pm.
WHAT IS AMATEUR RADIO?
This video from the RSGB (Radio Society of Great Britain) will give you an idea (or perhaps many) of what can be done
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 YOUR LICENCE?
To enquire or register interest in training for the Foundation or Intermediate licence, use this form.
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.