Foundation: Kaleb M6IYV and Ethan M6IYS, May 2017
Foundation: Andy M6KUX, April
Essex Two Metre Activity Afternoon GX4HKO, November 2016
Advanced: Martin M0YRM and Miles M0LHA September 2016
Miles M0LHA and Ricky M6DII meet in Canada August 2016
Intermediate: Miles 2E0ERI June 2016
Foundation: Miles M6LSZ achieved 100%! April 2016
Foundation: Lee M6LHN, April 2016
Essex Two Metre FM Activity Afternoon M1GGY, March 2016
Essex Two Metre Activity Afternoon GX4HKO, March 2016
WHAT’S AMATEUR RADIO ALL ABOUT?
Amateur radio is a popular technical hobby with many aspects. These videos by the RSGB (Radio Society of Great Britain) A 21st Century Hobby and Amateur Radio Direction Finding should give you an idea of what it’s all about and what can be achieved.
Radio amateurs also provide volunteer emergency communications services in times of local, national and international disasters such as floods and earthquakes. Many amateurs are members of a local radio clubs. As of June 2016 there were 83952 valid UK amateur radio licences including club licences.
THURROCK ACORNS AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
The club is based near Grays town centre in the county of Essex, 20 miles (32 kilometres) east of London, England and meets on the third Tuesday of each month, from 7:45pm until 10pm. The club call signs are G4HKO and GX4HKO*. If you happen to be in the area on a club night why not pop in, have a cup of tea or coffee, a biscuit and a chat. Visitors from other clubs are welcome to pop in and say hello. If you decide to join ask for, or download, the Member details form.
THURROCK TRAINING TEAM
The training team is passionate about encouraging young people into the hobby. A briefing note for their families can be found on the Foundation resources page. The training team can also help you progress to the next level, see the additional information on the intermediate resources page.
If you would like to know more about qualifying for an amateur radio licence, please complete this form.
NEXT CLUB MEETING
Pete M0PSX returns to present
“Broadcast Radio, part 2 – on the air”
on the 15th of August
NEXT CLUB EVENT
ESSEX WILDLIFE TRUST
GB1EWL at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park
at Mucking (near Stanford-le-Hope)
on the 26th of August.
LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP AWARDED
By unanimous vote of the members at the 2007 AGM, lifetime honorary membership was awarded to outgoing chairperson and co-founder Nick G4HCK for his exceptional service.
A HANDY TIP
If you have badly tarnished wires that need soldering have a look at this article you might find it helpful.
TWO METRE MOXON ANTENNA
Steve G4HXY has kindly provided instructions for making the 2m Moxon antenna suitable for fox hunting.
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