Welcome to the Acorns website!
THURROCK ACORNS ARC
Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Club is based in Grays (Essex, England) close to the town centre and would welcome anyone from the surrounding area who has an interest in any of the aspects of Amateur Radio; from shortwave listener (SWL) to the experienced radio station operator, young or not so young.
If you are interested, drop in to a meeting on the third Tuesday of the month for a chat, a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit or two. If you decide to become a member please ask for a member details form.
Members of other radio clubs are welcome to visit.
THURROCK TRAINING TEAM
Thurrock Training Team is a small group of enthusiastic licensed hams on a mission to encourage more people into The Hobby especially young people.
The team offers support to the novice with the practical sessions and study required to gain the foundation licence. From there, onward support to gain the intermediate licence with the practicals and study required at that level. To advance to the full licence we recommend enrolling in the Bath Based Distance Learning course.
You can ask for more information on any of the three levels or register interest by completing and submitting our on-line Training Enquiry form.
NEWS FROM RSGB
New service to replace AROS
Ham-designed comms support cave rescue
International Youth at Sea begins
read about these and more from the RSGB…
WHAT IS AMATEUR RADIO?
Amateur (Ham) Radio is arguably the most popular scientific hobby! The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) defines The Hobby this way…
“Amateur radio is a popular technical hobby and volunteer public service that uses designated radio frequencies for non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communications.
Amateur Radio is the only hobby governed by international treaty.
As a radio amateur you are able to transmit radio signals on a number of frequency bands allocated specifically to the radio amateurs.”
In reality it is much, much more. Have a look at these RSGB videos for a more interesting view of the possibilities Ham Radio presents.