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RNLI SOS Day - GBTYC, 19th January 2016


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Exam successes: Cadets Hance & Williams (Foundation) and
C/O D Attersley (Intermediate), 6th of November 2105


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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

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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.
 

EARTHQUAKE IN TAIWAN

An earthquake measuring 6.4 has hit Taiwan, and caused buildings to collapse.
HARTS (Hong Kong Amateur Radio Transmitting Society) has received a weak voice signal from the CTARL Taiwan (Chinese Taipei Amateur Radio League) that asks that the following frequencies be kept clear.
HF frequencies used in Taiwan are voice: Main is 7.060 MHz with backup 7.050 MHz and 3.560 MHz. Short range frequencies are on VHF and UHF.
 

RNLI SOS DAY SPECIAL EVENT STATION

Thurrock Acorns club member John G4LTH activated the Thurrock Yacht Club GB1TYC on Friday the 29th of January operating from 10:00 until 17:00 in support of the RNLI SOS DAY.

Thanks to Stella G0EKP, Chris G0EKN, Peter M6RFW, Rachel G6AMY, Dorothy M0LMR, Richard G7OED, Pete 2E0PTU, Ricky M6DII, Gary M6GPM, Nigel M6NBZ and Louis M6LGG for taking part and the stations who answered their calls to make it a successful event.
 

ESSEX 2 METRE ACTIVITY AFTERNOON

The next Essex 2 Meter Activity Afternoon is planned for the 26th of March 2016 and will have stations dedicated to four modes of operation; FM, CW, SSB & SSTV. Pass the word to your contacts and ask other clubs to take part.

Edmund M0MNG made this recording his experience of the previous event on the 28th of November 2015.

 
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, please 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.
 
 
 
 

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

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