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A busy summer for TARG – and, as promised, TARG training is back.

Up next: On Sat 6 July while the rest of the country was sheltering from heavy rain, TARG were enjoying the sun at Slough Fort in Kent. But it was very windy so tall antennas for HF were limited. Using special event call sign GB0SLF there were still other modes available. Photo (with the Fort in the back ground) shows G4HIZ, M5YRG and M0OXY. Also on site were M0JOZ, G0BIX and 2E0HIZ. Another a great field trip developing experience in portable operating.

Below is a list of recent events: see also the Diary Page.

16th June. Visit the Vulcan on Father’s Day at Southend Airport. TARG were there operating from inside the Vulcan itself using callsign GB0VRT.Granted special permission by the Vulcan Restoration Trust – one of the many benefits of being a member.

6th June. TARG were at North Weald Airport (photo) for this special event to commerate 80years after D-Day. Two callsigns in operation: GB0DDY for HF and GB0DDE for VHF.

COVID and major changes to the Licence Conditions meant that Training was suspended by many clubs around the country. TARG has re-started classroom based training supplimented by online support where needed. Flexible starting dates; contact the Secretary for more information on how we can help you to obtain to Foundation Licence and provide essential ongoing support after the exam.

What else have we have done this year:

  • May. It was all about D-Star.
  • Apr. TARG and Acorns at Essex Wildlife Trust. Watch the Video.
  • Apr.  Low power protocol called LoRa.
  • Mar. Hot Spots
  • Feb. Canvey Rally and Pagers
  • Jan. A non-radio subject, Northumbrian Smallpipes.

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