THURROCK ACORNS Amateur Radio Club (G4HKO*) 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.
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.
THE NEXT MEETING (details below) will be on the 17th of February 2015. The doors will open for a 20:00 start and close at 22:00. Details of the venue can be found here.
DETAILS OF PREVIOUS events (like those pictured above) and monthly meetings are listed the activity log.
EVENTS FOR 2015
- CANVEY RALLY – 1st of February
- WORLD THINKING DAY (WTD) – 22nd February
The club is planning to run a station for The Guide Association in support of the event.
For more about WTD please visit the WTD Website.
- JAMBOREE ON THE AIR (JOTA) – 17th-18th October
PROVISIONAL EVENTS FOR 2015
- TRAINING SESSIONS
- RSPB and/or EWT
- FIELD DAYS
- BLETCHLEY PARK visit
- 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
- WAB (Worked all Britain) by John (G4LTH) – 17th of February
- AGM all members are urged to attend, followed by a social evening – 17th of March
- COMPUTER PROGRAMS exploring radio related software – provisionally 21st of April
- QUIZ NIGHT and social evening – provisionally 16th of June
- DATA/DIGITAL MODES and control software, an overview
- 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)