Welcome to Thames Amateur Radio Group (TARG)

Watch this 5 min PowerPoint / You Tube Introduction to TARG…..

  • Fri 24 Jan 8pm – TARG net via GB3DA (preceded by slow CW on 144.250)
  • Fri 31 Jan 8pm – TARG net via GB3DA (preceded by slow CW on 144.250)

screen shotTARGet Nite on 17 Jan

25 members attended. Mark M0IEO used QRP on the club endfed antenna. In the hall was 1-2-1 calculator tuition. Lots of interest in Andrew MoONH’s live demo of AREDN – Amateur Radio Emergency Radio Network – where operators have a node at their QTH within range of another node and this acts like a radio-based internet. If the real internet fails then AREDN takes over. The more people that get a node the greater the coverage.

Know a good TV aerial repair company?

A member of TARG who lives in Leigh-on-Sea had their TV aerial blown down in the high winds of 14th January. Can anyone recommend a reliable company local to where this person lives to fix it. If so, please contact Mark M0IEO who will pass on the details. Thanks.

Photo of mugs

TARG Shop – we’ll drink to that

Well done to Dorothy and Richard for ordering their personalised club Mugs. TARG logo on one side and call sign on the other. The mugs can, if you wish, be stored at the club between meetings do you will always have your own mug ready for next time. It also helps with communications as people will recognise your call sign from the net. Visit: Shop

Club Meeting

First Presentation of the Decade

TARG Chair Ken M0XKG delivered the first talk of the year. This was about radio communications, such as Weather Fax (pictures of weather maps from satellites) or RTTY (radio teletype – someone types on their keyboard and the message appears on your computer, via the radio). As all these modes are receive-only there is no need for a licence. Click here  to download presentation in PDF.

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