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Thames Amateur Radio Group

1 Dec 8pm: Club Night

See the Diary page on how to join our DMR net, but in short: you’ll need Brandmiester Talk Group 2356141. If you’ve not done this before, then here is a good opportunity to learn how. The Club night on Fri will demonstrate how it’s done and all you need is a mobile phone.

AGM Update

The longest part of the AGM on 3rd Nov was when the Secretary Andy M0IXY (Right in photo) read a list of activities that TARG had done in the past year. The outgoing chair John M0LFX (Left in photo) gave a special thanks to the Treasurer, Ben M6JNX, who has served the club so efficiently over the past 10 years. A plaque and certificate of Merit has been awarded to her. The new Chair, Huw M0LTH, gave an enthusiastic overview of the focus for the next 12 months. More to follow in the newsletter.

Experimental net

On 20th Oct TARG tried a Net on DMR – Brandmeister Network. See the Diary Page for next DMR events.  We’ll leave this info on here for a while so you can have a go at setting up your prefered mode of access for next time:

  • DMR Radio Via a repeater connected to Brandmeister
  • DMR radio linked to a hotspot connected to Brandmeister
  • An AMBE modem device connected to a PC or phone
  • Use of the Droidstar phone App

Or, just to listen, https://hose.brandmeister.network/

Oct Meeting was all about Networking

Amateur Radio has turned a corner. The effects of COVID and other factors have had a significant impact on clubs – but we are on the ascent. At our Oct meeting we welcomed friends from local clubs including, SEARS, Acorns, Essex CW, Raynet and Colchester. We have similar experiences post COVID and changes to the exams procedure. Clubs have to evolve. One aim we all share is the desire to keep Amateur Radio thriving in Essex.

Radio Astromony

On 1st Sept we were intrigued by speaker, Andrew Thomas. Radio astromony is not beyound the reach of an amateur. Take for example the counter-intuitive world of Muons. These particles from the depths of space travel at almost the speed of light. On reaching earth we would expect them to decay within a fraction of a second. But from their point of view, at almost the speed of light, they can travel right through the atmosphere and into a detector. We saw them being counted in front of our eyes.



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